CHASA sponsors a number of online discussion groups for families and caregivers of children who have hemiplegia. Groups are also available for adults who have had hemiplegia since childhood. Support and information is vital to families of children who have special needs and we urge you to join both the Hemi-Kids Discussion Group and Facebook Group. We suggest you stay in the groups for at least two months, since topics change daily and staying for awhile will help you decide if these groups are a good fit for you and your family.
Hemi-Kids Online discussion group with over 2000 worldwide families, sponsored by CHASA, for parents of children who have hemiplegia, hemiparesis, hemiplegic cerebral palsy. This group communicates using email and you may elect to receive individual messages, a daily digest (containing all messages for that day), or participate in a forum using your browser. Messages and archives from 1999 to present are assessible after you join.
Hemi-Kids Facebook Group This online group sponsored by CHASA has over 600 members, including parents, teens, and adults who have had hemiplegia since childhood. This group does not offer as much privacy as the Hemi-Kids group listed above. Groups are available for each state and several countries.
CPParent mailing list for discussions of issues relating to the parenting of children who have a diagnosis of cerebral palsy
Our Kids Email discussion group devoted to raising special kids with special needs
Traveling Awareness Bears Stuffed animals travel around the country to children with special needs
Family Village Coffee Shop Lists parent to parent contacts for each state
Through the Looking Glass Interesting Links for parents with disabilities
Different Strokes a UK charity for younger stroke survivors
Hemi-Help UK support group for children who have hemiplegia