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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.  

 

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 💙

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!

(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! “

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 had so much trust in Reach, everybody was just so caring, so sensitive, so thoughtful, not just to my son but to our family.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Reach For Recent News

2nd Annual Hampton Cove Community Day of Golf

The 2nd annual community golf day to benefit Reach Child and Youth Development Society (REACH) is planned for August 17, 2019 at The Links at Hampton Cove in Ladner. The Hampton Cove Community Open, Annual Golf Day for Charity encourages the community to come together...

REACH Annual General Meeting 2019

Everyone is welcome at REACH AGM. Join us to learn about what goes on behind the scenes. This is an enjoyable social event with food and refreshments included. Childcare is provided by experienced staff for all levels of needs.  Registration is mandatory: call...

GCT TEENSS youth visit GCT Deltaport

Youth with developmental disabilities involved in a respite group at Reach Child and Youth Development Society visited GCT Deltaport container terminal

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February 2019

Preschool South Registration Day 2019

February 23 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Reach Child & Youth Development Society, 5050 47 Avenue
Delta, British Columbia Canada
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Reach Inclusive Preschool in South Delta is having an in-house, in-person registration day on Saturday morning, Feb. 23. We offer play-based activities in an inclusive environment to typically developing and developmentally delayed preschoolers. All teachers are ECE Certified and we are the child development experts who believe in potential. Contact preschool manager Alexandra Vivanco for more information at alexandrav@reachchild.org or 604-646-6622 ext 308.

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Preschool North Registration Day 2019

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Reach Preschool North, 10921 82 Avenue
Delta, BC V4C 2B2 Canada
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Reach Inclusive Preschool in North Delta is having an in-house, in-person registration day on Saturday morning, Feb. 23. We offer play-based activities in an inclusive environment to typically developing and developmentally delayed preschoolers. All teachers are ECE Certified and we are the child development experts who believe in potential. For more information contact Alex at alexandrav@reachchild.org or 604-946-6622 ext 308.

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April 2019

Heart Matters The Science of Emotion

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 15, 2019

Reach Child & Youth Development Society, 5050 47 Avenue
Delta, British Columbia Canada
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$80.00

This video course and discussion group if facilitated by Nikita Bhatty Advic and offers insight into emotional health and development from internationally renowned developmental psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld. Nikita is an educational psychologist in Delta. She has 22 years experience teaching and her greatest success with her students has been in her connection and attachment to them. She has always felt that the way to learning is through the heart. To make sense of emotion is to make sense of…

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May 2019

Delta Connex Parent Peer Group Understanding ADHD, FASD

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Play & Learn Centre, 11415 84th Ave
Delta, BC Canada
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Free

Understanding ADHD, FASD is our topic this week at Delta Connex Parent Peer Group. If you are a parent of a child with DHD, FASD or other complex behaviours, this is an opportunity to come together with other parents and 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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McHappy Day 2019 Benefits REACH

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Join us at South Delta McDonald's restaurants for Mchappy Day! Visit  with City of Delta Council members, Delta Fire Department, Delta Police and BC Guide Dogs. Local musicians including Mike and Emile Greene, Holly Elementary choir, Southpointe jazz band and choir will be playing. Students from Deas Island Dance, O’Brien School of Irish dance and young Greek dancer Haris are also volunteering their time to entertain at the event in support of Reach Child and Youth Development Society. REACH staff and…

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Delta Connex Parent Peer Group Understanding Behaviours

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Play & Learn Centre, 11415 84th Ave
Delta, BC Canada
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Free

Come and learn about your child's behaviour at Delta Connex Parent Peer Group. This an opportunity to come together with other parents and 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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Delta Connex Parent Peer Group – Building a Deeper Connection with Your Child

May 15 @ 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 come together and 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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