Parent Support Network for Parents of Children with Special Needs   (0 – 18 yrs)

The Parent Network’s primary function is to provide support for parents of children with special needs. It has two main components: sharing pertinent information and connecting parents with other parents:

The Parent Support Network Weekly Email Newsletter.

This is a free email newsletter that attempts to share up to date information that is relevant to parents of children with special needs. Topics covered include updates that are happening at CLBC and MCFD and any broader significant policy changes that parents should be aware about. There is a section on education issues as well as a section that informs you of up coming courses and workshops that may be of interest to parents. A particular strength of the newsletter is the Help a Parent! section where parents can post their own queries, whether it be particular advice or information wanted, or if they want to meet up with other parents locally or connect with other parents of children who maybe facing similar challenges.

The Newsletter is published on the Reach website (see link at top of page), or you can subscribe to our email list to receive latest editions at home. It is becoming increasingly popular and is circulated to over 500 parents throughout BC and Canada. View the  current Reach Parent Support Network weekly newsletter or become an email subscriber by emailing  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Parent Support Network Group Meetings

Currently, we have four parent support opportunities: 

 

Delta Connex Parent Peer Group: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 offer support to each other. This group is led by a trained facilitator.   

 

Reach Parent Support Group: The parent group is an opportunity for parents with children who have ADHD 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 offer support to each other. This group is led by a trained facilitator.

 
Delta Down Syndrome Support Group meeting: OUR GOALS ARE· To provide guest speakers (Reach therapists, community
professionals and other programs) to discuss common issues
· 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

 

Reach New Autism Diagnosis Support Group New Parent Orientation is a program to help families whose children have recently received a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder to gain understanding of the diagnosis, receive information on different treatment methods on autism, grasp the ever-changing government services and programs, and find available resources in their community.

 Visit our events calendar for scheduled times and dates.