CHASA Family Reunions

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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

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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

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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

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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 Amazon.com 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

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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

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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 […]

CHASA College Scholarships 2014

Each year, CHASA awards college and vocational school scholarships to students who have a diagnosis of hemiplegia, hemiparesis, or hemiplegic cerebral palsy. In 2013, CHASA awarded thirteen scholarships. The 2014 application deadline is August 31st. All applicants will be notified […]

Supination in Children with Hemiplegia

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Does your child have problems turning their arm so their palm is up? This movement is called supination and many children with hemiplegia or hemiparesis have problems with supination of their affected hand. Here are some fun ways to encourage […]

College Survival Tips for Students with Disabilities (and everyone else)

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College Survival Tips for Students with Disabilities (and everyone else) Apply for a CHASA Educational Scholarship 1.Plan ahead. We know it’s a drag, but a few minutes planning ahead will pay off in better grades, less stress, and more time […]