Research Study Recruiting – Combined tDCS/CIMT in Children with Hemiparesis

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The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, CHASA, has teamed with Dr. Bernadette Gillick at the University of Minnesota to recruit participants for the Synergistic Effect of Combined tDCS/CIMT in Children with Heimparesis study. Research study information from the program is […]

Pediatric Stroke Awareness T-Shirts 2015

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IT IS TIME FOR Pediatric Stroke Awareness and Hemiplegia Awareness shirts in six different designs. Click here to order. Things you need to know: (1). There are SIX different designs this year – so check them all out before you […]

Pediatric Stroke Awareness Events 2015

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If you’re planning an event or want to learn more, let us know!  Watch this page for new events or plan your own! Need ideas for an event? Click here. Watch this page as new events are added weekly. If […]

CHASA Family Reunions


Join families of children, teens and young adults who have a diagnosis of hemiplegia for a relaxing weekend this summer. CHASA has hosted 13 national family retreats and families tell us they want more! In 2015, we’ve set up regional […]

What do special needs parents really need?

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Maybe you just learned that a close friend or family member’s child has been diagnosed with a disability or medical condition.  What do you think, what do you do, how do you react? It seems that for many friends and […]

Meet Chris – Loves Wrestling


Chris is a pediatric stroke survivor and very involved in the wrestling team at his elementary school. In one tournament, he wrestled four times, won two and lost two, and come in 4th out of 8 athletes in the competition. […]

Communication – Students with Speech Disability


In November, 2014, the U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Education (DOE) issued joint guidance about the rights of students with hearing, vision, or speech disabilities to effective communication. According to the guidance, public schools are responsible for ensuring communication […]

CHASA Meetups – Join Us!

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CHASA parents, kids, siblings and young adults are meeting up all over the United States and in a few other countries. Online support is awesome, but knowing someone in person is the BEST!  CHASA teams with parents to set up […]

Athletic Events for Athletes with Disabilities – 2015

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Central Region Athletic Competitions for Athletes with Disabilities – 2015 Texas Regional Games- April 24-26 (tentative) Mid America Games- Kansas,  May 2-3 GUMBO- LA, May 2 Gateway Games- MO, May 15-17 Challenge Games- KS, May 16 Thunder in the Valley- […]

Support our Amazon Smile Fundraiser


Order items from Amazon using the AmazonSmile program. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association. This is a donation from and you will not pay any extra […]

Pediatric Stroke Guides

A Family Guide To Pediatric Stroke Childhood Stroke by the Stroke Foundation The Hemiplegia Handbook Fact Sheets Babies and kids have strokes. Get the Facts! Knowing No Bounds: Stroke in Infants, Children and Youth Let’s Talk About Stroke Books Pediatric […]

Pediatric Stroke Awareness Tree

Chicago Pediatric Stroke Awareness Tree

We know it’s early, but you’ll need time to make your ornaments.  A few years ago, Tiffaney Carlisle, the mom of a pediatric stroke survivor from Illinois, approached the Children’s Hemipelgia and Stroke Association (CHASA) about sponsoring a pediatric stroke […]

Perinatal Stroke Research – Recruiting Participants for Language Project

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association has teamed with Dr. Susan Levine at the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago to recruit participants for a Language Development Project. Research study information from the program is below. Have you […]

Pediatric Stroke and Hemiplegia Awareness in the Fall

Pediatric Stroke and Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Awareness Fall Display

A great way to raise awareness of hemiplegic cerebral palsy, pediatric stroke, or related conditions is to set up a display or booth at your local Fall Festivals. Most communities or schools have some sort of festival in the fall […]

Back to School – Kids with Hemiplegia

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Amid the excitement of shopping for school supplies and thinking about meeting new friends, parents of children with hemiplegia find many questions pertaining to their child’s diagnosis and learning styles. We’ve prepared a few helpful hints for you. 1. How […]