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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.

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.  

 

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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 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 💙

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.

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.

(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.

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

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Mingler at the Mills 2019

Mingler at the Mills 2019

Mingler at the Mills evening with appetizers and boutique beverages to benefit Reach Child and Youth Development Society  raised $5,500 to support children with special needs.  Micro brewery tastes from Four Winds, Steamworks, Steel & Oak and Parallel 49. Fine...

2nd Annual Hampton Cove Community Day of Golf

2nd Annual Hampton Cove Community Day of Golf

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

REACH Annual General Meeting 2019

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...

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October 2019

UpStagers – Reach Glee Club North

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019

Reach Preschool North, 10921 82 Avenue
Delta, BC V4C 2B2 Canada
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$35

For Caregivers: Our brand new glee club will use music to encourage teamwork, patience and self-confidence. Participants will use their imagination to take on different points of view and practice expressing different emotions in a fun and supportive environment!  Members will work with their peers to collaborate on a final performance where they can showcase their musical talents for friends and family.  No previous experience is necessary, and participants of all abilities are welcome. For Participants: Have you ever dreamed…

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REACH Parent Support Group

October 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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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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UpStagers – Reach Glee Club South

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 6, 2019

Reach Child & Youth Development Society, 5050 47 Avenue
Delta, British Columbia Canada
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$ 35

For caregivers: Our brand new glee club will use music to encourage teamwork, patience and self-confidence. Participants will use their imagination to take on different points of view and practice expressing different emotions in a fun and supportive environment!  Members will work with their peers to collaborate on a final performance where they can showcase their musical talents for friends and family.  No previous experience is necessary, and participants of all abilities are welcome. For participants: Have you ever dreamed…

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New Parent Orientation

October 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:30pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

October 31 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:15pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

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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UpStagers – Reach Glee Club North

October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019

Reach Preschool North, 10921 82 Avenue
Delta, BC V4C 2B2 Canada
+ Google Map
$35

For Caregivers: Our brand new glee club will use music to encourage teamwork, patience and self-confidence. Participants will use their imagination to take on different points of view and practice expressing different emotions in a fun and supportive environment!  Members will work with their peers to collaborate on a final performance where they can showcase their musical talents for friends and family.  No previous experience is necessary, and participants of all abilities are welcome. For Participants: Have you ever dreamed…

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November 2019

UpStagers – Reach Glee Club South

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 6, 2019

Reach Child & Youth Development Society, 5050 47 Avenue
Delta, British Columbia Canada
+ Google Map
$ 35

For caregivers: Our brand new glee club will use music to encourage teamwork, patience and self-confidence. Participants will use their imagination to take on different points of view and practice expressing different emotions in a fun and supportive environment!  Members will work with their peers to collaborate on a final performance where they can showcase their musical talents for friends and family.  No previous experience is necessary, and participants of all abilities are welcome. For participants: Have you ever dreamed…

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