604-946-6622 info@reachchild.org

Reach Child & Youth Development Society

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

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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 receiving ABA

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

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! “

PBS parent

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

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.

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.

Samir & Rajni Gandhi

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

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!

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…

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.

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.

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.

Corey and Michelle Baker

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

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.

Reach Preschool Parent

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

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.

Reach For Recent News
REACH Youth Zoom Hangout!

REACH Youth Zoom Hangout!

Are you between the ages of 18-24? We have a new group on Thursday afternoons where you can drop in virtually and have an hour of connection and chatting! It starts on Thursday Feb.03 at 4pm.  Join by sending an email to heathera@reachchild.org and express your...

Fraserway RV donates $5,000 to REACH Gift of Speech

Fraserway RV donates $5,000 to REACH Gift of Speech

Reach Child and Youth Development Society (REACH) had visitors with glad tidings for their holiday appeal.  Fraserway RV presented Renie D’Aquila, Executive Director, with $5000 towards REACH Gift of Speech 2021 on December 16th, 2021. Many children have speech...

Lehigh Cement supports Holiday Hampers for REACH families!

Lehigh Cement supports Holiday Hampers for REACH families!

Lehigh Cement held a food and toy drive for REACH kids and Charlene Leach brought the generous donations in with the help of mom Verna and dad Tuba December 14th. REACH's Kristin Bibbs gladly helped unload the laden vehicles to be stored for distribution to REACH...

Community Support
Southlands Toy Drive for REACH Kids!

Southlands Toy Drive for REACH Kids!

On November 20th,  Century Group Southlands hosted a Christmas at Southlands event where 800 registrants helped light an enormous Christmas tree and enjoyed caroling, festive crafts and community. A toy drive for Reach Child and Youth Development Society was part of...

Envision Financial Donates $97,000to local charities

Envision Financial Donates $97,000to local charities

On December 15, 2021, Michael Voros, Branch Manager of Ladner Envision brought in a cheque for $24,073 to support REACH. Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, pledged to donate $2 for each valid member vote cast online, by telephone or by text...

Premium Fencing Donates to REACH Preschool South

Premium Fencing Donates to REACH Preschool South

Premium Fencing put up a terrific fence for preschoolers at Reach Society Child Development Centre in Ladner this year. We send a big thank you to Brent and Simon Mitchell who facilitated this generous donation that keeps our 3-5 year olds safe when they're playing...

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