Author Archives: Children's Village

It takes a Village . . .

by Michelle and John Riggs, parents of Laura, the Mr. Ike Miracle Child It takes a village to raise a child. Little did I know how true this proverb would be to our family. When Laura was little, we lived in … Continue reading

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April Is Autism Awareness Month

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World Down syndrome Day 3/21/17

Our parent group Yakima Valley Homies with Extra Chromies hosted a walk on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the track up at West Valley’s Freshman Campus. We were small but mighty, out to celebrate World Down syndrome Day. It had … Continue reading

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Celebrate “World Down syndrome Day” – March 21

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Our last visit to Children’s Village

Today, my son Andy had his last appointment at Children’s Village!  A very sad day, but we know it’s time to transition him to adult services in the community.  Andy has been coming to the Children’s Village dental clinic for … Continue reading

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Everything in his own time

Born in 2014, Alex Ponce was born with Down syndrome and complete AVSD, a congenital heart defect and struggled with pneumonia until he was 7 months old. At 9 ½ months old he had open heart surgery to repair a … Continue reading

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Children’s Village has made an impact in her life…

“I walked into the doors of Children’s Village nearly 15 years ago and knew I wanted to be a part of this amazing place.  I wanted to help families get connected by “crossing the bridge” to resources to benefit the … Continue reading

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Thankful for Children’s Village

“Being involved at Children’s Village has been a privilege to me.  I love the children, and I have the utmost respect and admiration for all the parents I meet who advocate and care for their children so beautifully.  I also … Continue reading

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Autism 200 Series

Autism 200 is a series of free 90-minute classes for parents and caregivers of children with autism who wish to better understand this disorder. Community providers are also welcome to attend. Faculty from Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington … Continue reading

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2016 Holiday Open House

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