When you dream of becoming a parent, you never think that “you ” will become that of a disabled child. At first it is devastating, for you. You lay on a guilt trip, you cry your eyes out, you think what am I going to do. You will think the worst. And when all that is through you will look into those baby eyes and say this makes me love you no less, only more.
You will find strengths inside yourself that you never knew you had. Take one day at a time, and remember that this child is your miracle. Best of luck and to a miraculous future, welcome to CHASA! – Kristy – parent
What Do I Do Next? Your child has just received a diagnosis of hemiplegia, hemiparesis, infant stroke or some other condition and you need help knowing where to turn. On this page, parents share some of their tips and “do this now” ideas.
Our Kids Rock!- We want to share some of the amazing things our kids do every day. This is the place where you’ll hear lots of bragging!
Support Community—Find others who understand what you’re going through. CHASA’s online discussion groups and local support groups will help you connect with families of children who have children with a diagnosis of hemiplegia or hemiparesis.
CHASA Medicaid Waiver Fact Sheet – Please add your child’s name to these waiting lists, even if he may not currently require services. By the time your child’s name comes up on the list, she may need services. Some of these programs are not based on family income.
Early Intervention Services can make a significant difference in your child’s development. These services are available for children from birth up to age 3.Every state has these services and they are usually free or on a sliding fee scale.
Meet Our Kids - Read detailed stories of some of our amazing kids.