We Can Help

CHASA – Helping Kids with Hemiplegia. CHASA exists to improve the quality of life for children and families affected by hemiparesis or hemiplegic cerebral palsy due to pediatric stroke or a variety of other conditions.  CHASA helps by providing educational information, opportunities for online and local support, support and education for children through the Kandu mascot initiative, and help with financial needs through the orthotic grant program, and educational, retreat, and athletic scholarships. CHASA collaborates with researchers through research participant recruitment.

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CHASA Retreat — CHASA hosts an annual retreat for families of children who have hemiplegia. Join us to share support, information, and have fun! Scholarships are available.

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Support Community — CHASA provides both local and online support to families and individuals who have had hemiplegia since childhood.

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Orthotic Grants — A limited number of grants are available to help families in need purchase orthotics and braces for their child who has hemiplegia.


Educational Scholarships —  CHASA grants several college and vocational school scholarships each year to young adults who have a diagnosis of hemiplegia.


Let’s Play Activity Scholarships — Kids NEED to play! We can help with the extras – like art class, theater, t-ball, gymnastics, dance, cooking, or whatever it is that makes your kid’s face light up. Open to kids and adults.

Athletic Scholarships — CHASA can help with entrance fees and other competition needs of amateur athletes who have hemiplegia.

Small Grants

Think Big Grants — CHASA funds a variety of local support group outings, special events, awareness projects, and other projects and activities that meet the CHASA mission of helping children and adults with hemiplegia reach their dreams. Contact us if you have a project idea or need. (This program has been retired.)

Kandu Kid

Kandu — A kid-friendly penguin named Kandu is our CHASA mascot. Kandu makes kids happy and educates the community about kids with disabilities. (This program has been retired.)