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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.

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.  

 

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.

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 💙

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…

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.

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.

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

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.

(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! “

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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May 2019

Punjabi Parent Support Group

May 30 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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Strawberry Hill Public Library, 7399 122 St.
Surrey, British Columbia Canada
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Facilitated by Monisha Jassi, Positive Behavioural Support Consultant. Are you a Punjabi speaking parent of a child with special needs? You are invited to join our parent support group to connect with other parents and enjoy a caring community of support. To give parents an opportunity to: Share stories and support one another in a safe non-judgmental environment. To discuss and connect parents to resources in the community. To answer questions related to parenting, community resources and funding etc. DATE:…

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REACH Parent Support Group

May 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Reach Child & Youth Development Society, 5050 47 Avenue
Delta, British Columbia Canada
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The parent group is an opportunity for parents with children who have ADHD, FASD or other complex behaviours to come together. At the group you can learn and reflect on your life as a parent of children that may behave in ways that are unexpected and a challenge to understand. You will gain insight in building positive relationships, celebrating your children and focus on your emotional well being. We provide a welcoming and safe environment to share experiences, knowledge and…

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June 2019

Reach for the Stars Gala 2019

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tsawwassen Springs Ballroom, 5133 Springs Blvd
Tsawwassen,, BC V4M 0A6 Canada
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This year's Reach for the Stars SHINING LIGHTS Gala is presented by REALCO,  Global  Container Terminals and Ocean Trailer. We will share family experiences with you while you enjoy live entertainment and a sumptuous 3 course seated dinner. Fantastic silent and live auctions and raffles are be part of the great evening that MC Steve Darling will guide us through in the scenic Tsawwassen Springs ballroom. Our silent auction is on-line, check the link below to participate even if you're…

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IDP Playgroup-South Delta

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Reach Child & Youth Development Society, 5050 47 Avenue
Delta, British Columbia Canada
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All Children develop at different rates. Attend our free playgroup and bring any concerns you may have about your infant or toddler's development to the early childhood expert on site. Developmental screening is the early identification of a child's risk for cognitive, motor, communication, social or emotional delays. If help is needed, we can offer further assessment. This group is open to children up to age 3.

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IDP Playgroup-North Delta

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2019

Play & Learn Centre, 11415 84th Ave
Delta, BC Canada
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All Children develop at different rates. Attend our free playgroup and bring any concerns you may have about your infant or toddler’s development to the early childhood expert on site. Developmental screening is the early identification of a child’s risk for cognitive, motor, communication, social or emotional delays. If help is needed, we can offer further assessment. This group is open to children up to age 3.

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Delta Down Syndrome Support Group Meeting:

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Reach Child & Youth Development Society, 5050 47 Avenue
Delta, British Columbia Canada
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Our goals are to Provide guest speakers to discuss common issues Reach therapists, Community professionals Other programs To provide support and information to families in Delta who have a child with Down Syndrome To help connect parents of children with Down Syndrome To provide monthly meetings for parents and their children To provide on-site child minding while you attend the discussion DATE: First Thursday of each month, October to September TIME: 6:00pm - 7:30pm COST: No charge and light refreshments…

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Delta Connex Parent Peer Group – Regulating Emotions

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Play & Learn Centre, 11415 84th Ave
Delta, BC Canada
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Come and learn about your child’s behaviour at Delta Connex Parent Peer Group. This an opportunity to come together with other parents and caregivers of children who have ADHD, FASD and other complex behaviour to gain insight. The group provides a welcoming and safe environment to share experience, knowledge and support led by a trained facilitator. You must register with Robyn Lane to attend at robynl@reachchild.org or 604.946.6622 ext 328.

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