Author Archives: Children's Village

Dalia’s Day at the Village

 On November 11, 2018, Christine and her daughter Dahlia arrived at Children’s Village. They were going to see Alison for Dahlia’s physical therapy.  Dahlia is eleven years old and has cerebral palsy.  When they came to Alison’s office, she greeted … Continue reading

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Yakima – Orthotic help for special needs children…

Because of your generosity, children with special equipment needs in our community are receiving the help they need. Through the Pediatric Therapy Services Program at Children’s Village, the physical therapist team has processed over 200 ankle foot orthotic orders to … Continue reading

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Shealynn’s Visit to the Village

On October 23, 2018, Katrina Silva took her almost five-year-old daughter, Shealynn, to see Dottie, her speech therapist. When Shealynn was one month old, she was diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome. This was when the Silvas first found out about the … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Journey

Two years ago, our life’s journey took a different course. We had so looked forward to having a son, but when our son, Japheth, was diagnosed with Apraxia, we never imagined that on this journey we would have so many … Continue reading

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Children’s Village 4th Annual Buddy Walk…

An invitation from Melia…. Peach’s mom! Come out to Buddy Walk and support family, friends and loved ones with Down syndrome!  This is a great way to get our community together to celebrate differences!  People with Down syndrome have beautiful … Continue reading

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4th Annual Children’s VillageBuddy Walk®

The Buddy Walk is an easy walk around the Children’s Village campus to celebrate people with Down syndrome! This year, we’ll offer two walking paths: a short, easy walk and a longer endurance walk (which is less than 1/2 mile). … Continue reading

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New Early Childhood Video Explains Services and Supports for Ages 3-6

Transitioning from birth-to-three services into the school system comes with a series of changes for you and your child. Be prepared for not one, but several transitions-from early intervention services, to developmental preschool, then on to kindergarten and first grade. … Continue reading

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Miracle Child 2018

Ryan Jr was the miracle child for the 2018 Mr. East Valley Pageant, helping to bring disability awareness and understanding to others.  Jr is 5 and was diagnosed on the autism spectrum with Asperger’s syndrome.  Autism is a developmental disorder … Continue reading

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Girls Social Group at Children’s Village

Through the Behavior Assessment Team at Children’s Village, the Girls Social Group has been a unique experience for four girls to go from being shy to supporting each other and speaking their minds. The goal for the group is to … Continue reading

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I found a treasure!  by Beth Palmer 

Eighteen years ago I received a call from Tracie at Children’s Village asking if I would reach out to a new mom whose son had Down syndrome.  I guess you could say it was the beginning of a “beautiful friendship”.  … Continue reading

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