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 Amazon.com and you will not pay any extra […]

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

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- […]

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 […]

Giving Tuesday

  Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday! We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, […]

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 […]

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

Slinky for Supination in Child with Hemiplegia

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)

College Survival Tips - Disabilities

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 […]

Disabled or Typical – The Balancing Act

Boy with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Riding Bike

Let me be clear. My son is fine. And if you don’t believe me, ask anyone around me. “Your baby had a stroke? Really? Thank goodness it didn’t really affect him!” “Well, you can hardly tell he doesn’t use his […]

Pediatric Stroke Awareness Events 2014

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May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month and our volunteers are telling the world! Check out these fun events that will benefit the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association. If you’re planning an event or want to learn more, let us know!  […]

Pediatric Stroke Awareness T-Shirts 2014

You loved our CHASA shirts so much and several of you said you missed the initial ordering period, so0oooooo…. we contacted the company and are opening up the campaign for more orders. Yay! Ordering online is easy breezy and you […]

Emily’s Story – Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month

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My husband and I always had children in our plans – it was just something we never had to discuss and knew we wanted. After being married for 3 years we decided to start trying. I was blessed with a […]