604-946-6622 info@reachchild.org

Believing in potential

Helping children with special needs & their families since 1959

Reach Child & Youth Development Society

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.

Our mission is to promote optimal development and well-being for all children, youth, and families living with disabilities. 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.  


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

(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! “

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.

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

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.

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.

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 💙

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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…

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

Reach For Recent News

Gift of Speech 2018 helps children with needs

Give the Gift of Speech this holiday season! Visit our campaign page at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/reach-society/campaign/reach-gift-of-speech-2018/ Haris is our awesome little spokesperson again this year and he demonstrates the success made possible...

Harvest Fest 2018 benefits REACH

Delta Firefighters Charitable Foundation donations from Harvest Festival are always significant and heartfelt. This year was no exception as members were on hand at Reach Child and Youth Development Society with a cheque for $65,000 that included a $25,000 donation...

Announcing A Taste of Reach Fundraiser

Join us at the 2nd Annual Taste of Reach during the GRAND OPENING of Tasty Indian Bistro Yaletown ! This elegant evening features divine South Asian cuisine paired with wine, beer and cocktails. A Reach family will share their story of the help they received through...

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Upcoming Events & Activities

Tue 11

North Delta Support Group – Sensory Dysregulation

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 26

New Parent Orientation

December 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu 27

Punjabi Parent Support Group

December 27 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Fri 28

REACH Parent Support Group

December 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Jan 03

Delta Down Syndrome Support Group Meeting:

January 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jan 25

REACH Parent Support Group

January 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Jan 30

New Parent Orientation

January 30, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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