Reach Child & Youth Development Society
Reach Child and Youth Development Society is a non-profit organization that has been providing programs and services to children and their families since 1959. Reach offers and facilitates quality services to children and families, enabling children to reach their full potential.
The mission is to provide early and timely intervention for children with special needs in a family-centered manner; provide choices and ongoing support to children and families; facilitate and support the full integration of all children into our community and exist as a quality community resource for the optimal development of children from infancy onwards.
Reach offers the following programs for children, their families and the community:
- Infant Development Program – the Infant Development Program is for children from birth to age 3 who are at risk for, or who are presenting a delay in development. If you are concerned about your child’s development and would like some assistance in learning how to encourage his or her progress, the Infant Development Program can help.
- Supported Child Development and Aboriginal Supported Child Development Programs – Some children may be identified as needing support due to a delay or difficulty in some area of development. Other children may demonstrate some need for support that has not been identified. In these situations, Supported Child Development works with families and child care providers to meet the individual needs. Aboriginal Supported Child Development works with families whose children are of Aboriginal heritage.
- Therapies Program – The Reach Therapies Program provides speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy to children from age birth to kindergarten entry age. Therapists work as team members with families, early childhood educators and other professionals to provide individualized programs.