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Kids Have Strokes Blog - pediatric stroke research links and pediatric stroke awareness

Pediatric Stroke Hope - read stories of hope about children who have hemiplegia due to an early stroke

Visit  the Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) website  to learn more about hemiplegia and hemiplegic cerebral palsy.  You'll find lots of information about daily living skills, how to adapt sports to fit your child's needs, causes and treatment of hemiplegia, how to work with the school system, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and the annual CHASA family retreat and medical conference.

Hemi-Kids is an email discussion group where parents of infants and children who have mild to moderate hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy share information.  Hemi-Kids was created to serve a group of children who tend to "fall through the cracks". In many ways, these children live a pretty "typical" life and often don't quite fit into the world of children who have disabilities.  Yet, they don't quite fit into the "typically developing" world, either. The parents on Hemi-Kids understand the challenges of parenting a child with mild to moderate hemiplegia. 

When you found out that your baby or toddler had hemiplegia, hemiparesis or cerebral palsy, did you feel like you were the only parent going through this?  We'd like for you to know that you are not alone.  Hemi-Kids is a world-wide network of over 1,600 families of children who have mild to moderate hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy.  These children have hemiplegia for many different reasons:  infant or childhood unilateral stroke survivors, children who have had a hemispherectomy, a brain tumor, a traumatic brain injury, unilateral brain bleed due to prematurity, the result of an infection, and a host of other more rare causes.

Joining Hemi-Kids is a great way to locate other families in your area who have children with a diagnosis of hemiplegia.  

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and the site owners recommend consultation with your doctor or health care professional.