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Family Navigator and Support Groups

English Speaking Parent Support Group

English Speaking Support Group 

Facilitated by Priya Nair, REACH Family Navigator. Are you an English speaking parent or caregiver 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. Our group offers:

  • Parent collaboration through sharing stories and supporting one another in a safe non-judgmental environment
  • Opportunities to discuss and connect to resources in the community.
  • Answers related to parenting, community resources, and funding etc.
  • Monthly online sessions with professional guest speakers that discuss topics catered to parents needs

Visit our events calendar for virtual education sessions coming up:

Contact Priya at 604-946-6622 ext 332 or [email protected]

Eligibility:

Lives in Surrey, White Rock, Langley or Delta

Parent, caregiver or grandparent of a child with special needs

Speaks and understands English

 

Contact Priya at 604-946-6622 ext. 332 or [email protected]

Punjabi Speaking Parent Support Group:

Facilitated by Pindi Mann, REACH Parent Group Coordinator and Family Navigator. 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.

The group has many different ways to connect and families are welcome to participate in any way they feel comfortable:

Meetings on Zoom

Held approximately twice a month, often we have guest speakers come and give very useful information on various topics pertaining to children with special needs

In Person Events

Every couple of months we organize safe, inclusive events that allow families to connect with one another in person.  We have held many fun events such as Mother’s Day lunch for moms, Diwali and Christmas parties for families, summer camps for children, etc.

 

Whatsapp Group

Through the group’s Whatsapp Chat, families can share information, ask questions, and support

Please call or email to Pre-register: Pindi Mann 604-916-0137 or email here

Eligibility:

Lives in Surrey, White Rock, Langley or Delta

Parent, caregiver or grandparent of a child with special needs

Speaks and understands Punjabi

 

Family Navigator:

The Family Navigators are here to help! They can assist families in finding, accessing and receiving services and help to remove any existing barriers.  The role of our Family Navigators includes:

  • Answer questions about Reach services
  • Give information about community resources and funding
  • Assist with applications and online programs (funding, My Family Services Autism portal, etc.)
  • Organize online and in person parent education workshops
  • Provide opportunities for families to connect with each other through Reach’s Parent Connection Groups (Punjabi and English)
  • Assist in creating an individualized family binder to organize team contact info, reports, resources, etc.

 

Eligibility:

This service is open to all parents and caregivers on a self-referral basis. Additionally, other team service providers can make a referral.

CONTACT:

Pindi Mann, Family Navigator 
Telephone: 604-916-0137 
Email: [email protected]

Priya Nair, Family Navigator
Telephone: 604-946-6622 ext 332
Email: [email protected]    

 

 

 

New Autism Diagnosis Orientation

Facilitated by REACH Family Navigators Pindi Mann and Priya Nair. The New Autism Diagnosis Orientation is for parents and caregivers of children and youth recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The first few months after receiving a diagnosis for their child may be confusing and overwhelming for parents/caregivers. The New Autism Diagnosis Orientation provides information and support so that no family is left on their own to start this journey.

The New Autism Diagnosis Orientation is designed to help families:

  • Gain understanding of the diagnosis
  • Find out how Autism Funding works
  • Learn about government services and programs
  • Find available resource sin the community

Orientation sessions are approximately 2 hours in length. Sessions will be run in both English and Punjabi on different days. The sessions are in a small group format to allow parents to ask questions.

 

Eligibility:

Are you a parent or caregiver with a child who:

–              Is new to the diagnosis of Autism

–              Is awaiting Assessment

–              Have a diagnosis but wanting more information

 

English

Punjabi

Time

February 26th 2024

February 27th 2024

10:00-12:00 pm

May 27th 2024

May 28th 2024

10:00-12:00 pm

October 28th 2024

October 29th 2024

10:00-12:00 pm

 

To register please contact Pindi (Punjabi) and Priya (English). Sessions are held at REACH North Delta House, 10921 82 avenue, Delta, B.C. V4C 2B3

Contact:

Pindi Mann                                                         Priya Nair

P: 604-812-7505                                              P: 604-946-6622 ext.332

E: [email protected]                              E: [email protected]

Delta Down Syndrome Support Group:

Our group goals are to provide guest speakers (REACH therapists, community professionals and other programs) to discuss common issues to provide support an information to families in Delta who have a child with Down Syndrome.

  • Meetings are for parents/caregivers only except for party days at the December and June meetings where whole families are welcome.
  • When – First Thursday of every other month
  • Reach Developmental Preschool South – 5050 47 Ave., Ladner, BC
  • No charge, 6:00-7:30 pm, light refreshments served
  • Please RSVP to Pia Evans at 604-946-6622 ext. 388 or email here.

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