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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 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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

(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! “

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…

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

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 💙

Reach For Recent News

Thank you to the TOOB

David Bliss presented a $3,000 cheque to REACH at our Annual General Meeting on September 13, 2018. These funds were raised by the TOOB and are earmarked for preschool playground equipment. Thank you for your community mindedness members of the...

Announcing Mingler at the Mills Fundraiser

Tantalize your taste buds and benefit REACH children Sept.29, 2018, 7-9:30p m at Tsawwassen Mills Mall! Delicious Milestones appetizers will accompany micro-brewery, spirits and VQA wine tastes while you socialize. Local popular breweries Four Winds, Parallel 49 and...

Harvest Fest 2018 benefits REACH

The Delta Firefighter’s Harvest Festival was a hugely entertaining celebration including dinner, dancing, casino, auctions, live music and a fantastic atmosphere. This year, the primary beneficiary was the Delta Connex program administered by REACH. Delta Connex...

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Upcoming Events & Activities

Thu 25

Punjabi Parent Support Group

October 25 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Fri 26

REACH Parent Support Group

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wed 31

New Parent Orientation

October 31 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Nov 01

Delta Down Syndrome Support Group Meeting:

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nov 28

New Parent Orientation

November 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Nov 29

Punjabi Parent Support Group

November 29 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Nov 30

REACH Parent Support Group

November 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm