Information about stroke in childhood

Information about stroke, brain injury and hemiplegia

  • Stroke happens to children for very different reasons than in adults. See our factsheet Childhood Stroke for more information about the causes of stroke in children, the treatments, and coping with life after childhood stroke.
  • You can also see our Position Paper about stroke in children.
  • Hemihelp - Provides information and support to children and families affected by weakness on one side of the body. They have activity and support groups for parents and siblings, and give advice on aids and equipment.
  • Brain Injury Hub - indepth information on childhood brain injuries (including stroke).
  • Child Brain Injury Trust - an organisation that supports children, young people and families affected by acquired brain injury. Provides information, advice lines, local services and events.
  • Cerebra - an organisation that supports children, young people and families affected by neurological conditions. Provides information, advice lines, local services and events. Has a team who will customise equipment for children with disabilities.
  • Different Strokes - an organisation that supports younger people affected by stroke, and offers an information pack about stroke in children.
  • CHASA - an American site providing a range of information and resources on stroke in childhood and hemiplegia.
  • International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke - an international site drawing together a range of information and resources on stroke in childhood.
  • CPSSA - a Canadian site providing a range of information and resources on stroke in childhood.
  • Calgary Pediatric Stroke Program - a Canadian site addressing some of the frequently asked questions around stroke in babies/around the time of birth.
  • Strokidz - an Australian site providing a range of information and resources on stroke in childhood.

Information about related health conditions

Information for families and siblings affected by disability

  • Contact a family - an organisation that supports the families of children with disabilities. Provides a range of services and information.
  • Scope - an organisation that supports the families of children with disabilities. Provides a range of services and information.
  • Young Sibs - an organisation that supports the siblings of children with disabilities. Provides information, resources and a chat room.

Information about education and advocacy