Pediatric stroke, hemiplegic cerebral palsy, and Easter baskets

Katie

Kind of an unusual title, I know.  What’s the connection between hemiplegic cerebral palsy, pediatric stroke, and Easter baskets? I’ll paint the picture for you. Lots of kids in lots of places will be hunting Easter eggs this weekend.  Pretty […]

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

College Survival Tips - Disabilities

College Survival Tips for Students with Disabilities (and everyone else) 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 to have fun. Use a […]

Transitioning to Adulthood

Life is full of transitions, and one of the more remarkable ones occurs when we get ready to leave high school and go out in the world as young adults. When the student has a disability, it’s especially helpful to […]

Intellectual Disabilities

Matthew’s Story Matt is 15 years old. Because Matt has an intellectual disability, he has been receiving special education services since elementary school. These services have helped him tremendously, because they are designed to fit his special learning needs. Last […]

Individualized Education Program Examples

Kindergarten graduation

Examples of Individualized Education Programs for students with a diagnosis of hemiplegia, hemiplegic cerebral palsy, or hemiparesis and related disabilities. IEP for Pre-Kindergarten student, age 3, with hemiplegia, reduced attention span, gross motor delays, delays in self-help and safety skills […]

How long does school have to fill occupational therapy vacancy?

My son has hemiplegia and occupational therapy is one of the services he receives. This related service is included in his IEP (Individualized Education Program). His school lost their occupational therapist and are having trouble hiring a new one. What […]

We Need Your IEP – Individualized Education Program Project

SCHOOL-EXECUTIVE-FUNCTIONING

We Need Your IEP! The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) is gathering sample IEPs and other education plans from birth through college from parents of children with disabilities and we will share these on the CHASA website. We’d like […]

Pediatric Stroke and Spelling Success

When Gregory entered kindergarten at age 5, he could barely write the letter “G” in his name.  It took the first two years of elementary school, intensive practice at home and school using a specialized writing curriculum, and hours of […]