604-946-6622 info@reachchild.org

Reach Child & Youth Development Society

Believing in potential – Helping children with special needs
& their families since 1959

Reach Society Programs 
Reach Programs

Child Development Centre Delta BC

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.  


Reach Child & Youth Development Society

Parent of child in Reach counselling program

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.

Corey and Michelle Baker

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

Preschool Parent

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.

Denise, Natalie’s grandmother

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.

Parent of child receiving ABA

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

Samir & Rajni Gandhi

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

Group Respite Parent

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…

Trish Meier

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.

Chad & Christine Williamson

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 💙

PBS Parent

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

Karen Ostrom

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.

Kids Friendship Club Parent

(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! “

Sunny Liu

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.

Parent of child receiving ABA

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

Reach Preschool Parent

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

PBS parent

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

Reach For Recent News
REACH’s Place To Be Summer Program

REACH’s Place To Be Summer Program

REACH’S PLACE (to be!) SUMMER PROGRAM INFORMATION Are you looking for a fun summer experience for your 3-5 year old? Welcome to the Reach Summer Program.  Our highly trained ECE staff have planned an exciting program to keep up and build summer routines, friendships...

Behaviour Interventionists – We’re hiring!

Behaviour Interventionists – We’re hiring!

Behaviour Interventionists implement 1:1 intervention sessions for children with Autism, while working collaboratively with an experienced support team. We're looking for BI's in the South Delta area specifically right now! If you like to work with children, we train...

REACH Youth Hangout!

REACH Youth Hangout!

Are you between the ages of 18-24?   We have a new group at REACH Ladner head office's youth room and have an hour of connection and friendship!  Learn more in our video about  this social skill building support group for neuro diverse young adults that offers friends...

Community Support
Cheers for Children 2022 Fundraiser for REACH

Cheers for Children 2022 Fundraiser for REACH

CHEERS FOR CHILDREN 2022  IS SOLD OUT!! Reach Society is grateful to Four Winds Brewing Company for throwing this live music fundraiser for the 3rd year at a new location. Join us on Friday June 17th, 2022 for an evening of amazing music, beer, and food all to...

The TOOB donate to REACH!

The TOOB donate to REACH!

David Bliss and Sheila Yip from The TOOB service club in Tsawwassen visited us March 15, 2022 with a donation to REACH. The TOOB's mission is to support community organizations in South Delta. We thank them for thinking of us! REACH Executive Director Renie D'Aquila...

Driver’s Experience Group to support REACH!

Driver’s Experience Group to support REACH!

A free event for REACH program children and families  occurred May 15, 2022.  A group of performance and exotic car enthusiasts - The Driver's Experience Gruppe (DXG) drove their vehicles to Reach Child and Youth Development Society's head office in Ladner and...

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