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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.  

 

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

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 💙

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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

Reach For Recent News

2nd Annual Cheers for Children Fundraiser

On February 2nd, 2019 Four Winds Brewing Co. held their annual fundraiser for Reach Child and Youth Development Society at Harris Barn in Ladner featuring local music acts Marin Patenaude, the Wrangleros, and the Rocket Revellers. Huge thanks to our volunteers, guests...

Announcing 2019 Reach for the Stars Gala

Save the Date! On Saturday June 1, 2019, we will be bringing you the 7th annual Reach for the Stars Gala. Tickets will go on sale in April, please stay posted. For more information, email kristinb@reachchild.org  

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...

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March 2019

REACH Parent Support Group

March 29 @ 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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April 2019

IDP Playgroup-South Delta

April 1 @ 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 3, 2019

Reach Child & Youth Development Society, 5050 47 Avenue
Delta, British Columbia Canada
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Free

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

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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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:

April 4 @ 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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New Parent Orientation

April 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Reach Child & Youth Development Society, 5050 47 Avenue
Delta, British Columbia Canada
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New to the Autism Diagnosis? 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.   New Parent Orientation sessions will be held on the last Wednesday of the month. Additional sessions will be scheduled as needed. Pre-registration is required for all participants.…

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Punjabi Parent Support Group

April 25 @ 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

April 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

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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