604-946-6622 info@reachchild.org

Reach Child & Youth Development Society

Believing in potential – Helping children with special needs
& their families since 1959

REACH Art for Autism Auction

Child Development Centre Delta BC

Reach is a non-profit organization in Delta that helps children with special needs reach their full potential. Our organization has been providing services to children and their families since 1959. We provide timely, accessible and supportive community programs and services for the Delta, Surrey, and Langley areas.

We promote optimal development and well-being for all children, youth, and adults, where all individuals flourish. We work together with families to recognize each child’s strengths and develop their abilities. Over 1000 children and their families benefit from our services on an annual basis.  

 

Reach Child & Youth Development Society

Trish Meier

Sometimes, it is hard enough to move through life on a day to day basis, but to do so with an autistic child has it’s challenges to say the least. Heather is like my Guardian Angel, or even my best friend. Whether I email, call or text her with my questions or issues, she is so helpful, prompt and best of all honest with her answers. As a parent we often feel lost, or helpless, and she will always reassure us that we are doing a good job and get us on the right track again. Not only is our son doing better socially, but our family is more balanced and stronger together. We all benefit having Heather in our lives, we are so grateful and thankful for all she has done for us and taught us.

Parent of child receiving ABA

You gave us the best gift any parent could wish for – their child to say from his heart, “I love you

Parent of child receiving ABA

We all learned to work together, overcome obstacles….all to benefit our daughter. Thank you for helping me to grow also!

Denise, Natalie’s grandmother

Heather Anderson Pickell has been a life saver for our family. Our Granddaughter has ASD, ADHD, OCD, Anxiety, Depression & Extreme behaviour and mood swings. It took Heather a number of visits before our Granddaughter would even let her in her room and talk to her. Because of Heather’s natural ability to connect with children, she was an instant friend. From there, Heather works her Behavioral/Counselling magic & our Granddaughter has improved immensely. It’s going to take a long time but Heather is in for the long haul and at times, rearranges her schedule to accommodate the patterns of sleep and mood that is our Granddaughter. Heather works tirelessly for families including sending emails late at night after her long day with clients. I appreciate all her communication & suggestions & input, she is amazing. She has made such a difference to our family way of life. We are all a lot calmer & happier & our Granddaughter is learning how to communicate her feelings and manage her emotions better. We are so grateful to Heather & REACH & grateful that this wonderful organization was recommended to us.

Karen Ostrom

I had so much trust in Reach, everybody was just so caring, so sensitive, so thoughtful, not just to my son but to our family.

PBS parent

You have also showed us that our feelings of frustration are normal and that things will get better.

Preschool Parent

One year ago the extend of his language at age three was “want juice”. Now my son can come home and tell me about his day. If you don’t believe that is a miracle you are not looking hard enough.

Samir & Rajni Gandhi

We, as parents, have seen a visible difference in the communication and understanding of our child under Reach’s able guidance.

Corey and Michelle Baker

We didn’t have any answers until we found Reach.

Kids Friendship Club Parent

(Our son) was able to generalize and apply many of the skills he learned here into school and community. His teacher reports increased participation with peers and initializing at recess and lunch. We could really see more positive confidence performing at his piano recital and at gymnastics – thank you! “

Reach Preschool Parent

Our daughter has had her challenges and we greatly appreciate the way you’ve gently and kindly handled her separation anxiety

Chad & Christine Williamson

We wanted to let you know that we are grateful for the support that Reach provides!
We appreciate how our BC (Heather) listens to our families needs and wants in order to create an action plan for us.
She has great rapport with our daughter, listening well and relating to her while at the same time teaching her powerful life skills.
We feel empowered with simple strategies that we can use on our own to improve the quality of our life and are excited about the future! 🙂 💙 Sent with gratitude 💙

PBS Parent

Our consultant brought excellent ideas, strategies to improve the quality of life which will impact not only our son but the whole family.

Sunny Liu

I felt I am not alone with Reach help, although I understand it does take time to improve the quality of life, especially the life of the family with special needs.

Group Respite Parent

Invitations to go to friends houses or to have friends come to our house are far and few between. Here, nobody judges anyone, everyone is included, they are all teens…

Parent of child in Reach counselling program

What would we do without it. It’s just awesome. …I can’t rave enough about it and how it helps [my son] move ahead. I couldn’t help him in this way.

Reach For Recent News
Resources for Punjabi Speaking families

Resources for Punjabi Speaking families

REACH website has a new resource for Punjabi speaking families who have children with special needs including autism. The REACH summary of programs in Punabi explains each program simply in one document and is found on REACH Programs page.  In addition, we offer...

Art Auction for Autism 2023

Art Auction for Autism 2023

Stay tuned for our first fundraiser of 2023 - REACH Art Auction for Autism! Beginning February 12th, our Art Auction website will be LIVE and you can bid on fabulous paintings, pottery, jewelry and sculpture from local artists!! Sending a  HUGE THANK YOU to all the...

REACH Gift of Speech 2022

REACH Gift of Speech 2022

REACH speech therapy helps children communicate their needs and wants to their parents. We're thrilled to report that generous donors provided almost $26,943 to children for speech therapy during Gift of Speech 2022! Thank you so much for giving children with complex...

Community Support
Fraserway RV Gives Holiday Gift

Fraserway RV Gives Holiday Gift

(December 15, 2022)  - Reach Child and Youth Development Society (REACH) had a visit from Rod Morgan, Operations Manager at Fraserway RV with a generous $5,000 donation today. It is a local example of the philanthropy Fraserway.com owner James Epp and staff extend...

REACH Legacy Donors David and Elaine Bliss

REACH Legacy Donors David and Elaine Bliss

On September 22, 2022, Elaine and David Bliss visited Reach Child Development Centre in Ladner for a meeting where Society President Phyllis With, Foundation Chair Denis Horgan and staff Executive Director Renie D'Aquila and Fundraising Manager Tamara Veitch...

Delta Community Foundation Donates to Reach Society

Delta Community Foundation Donates to Reach Society

Delta Community Foundation has donated $5,000 to support counselling services offered by Reach Child and Youth Development Society. Representatives from the foundation made the donation during a visit to Reach’s development centre, located at 5050 47th Ave. in Ladner,...

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