Author Archives: Children's Village

Focus Group Participants Needed

View The Flyer » The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is seeking information from parents and caregivers of children with nutrition and growth concerns including where they go for help, how easy was it to get the help they … Continue reading

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Swimming Towards Milestones!

Big Fish Little Fish Swim Group: Debbie Sheppard, Children’s Village early intervention therapy services, has discovered an interactive way for children with different needs the opportunity to play, reach milestones, and plain have fun! Swimming! After attending a summertime pool … Continue reading

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A Week of Wonder, by Amy Berkheimer

Yakima Area Arboretum offered a Nature Camp to Children’s Village One 2 One recreation program, and it was so much fun! The first morning each person chose an animal or a plant found in nature, and that is their name … Continue reading

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A family’s story

  After 2 years of health and normal growth, our pediatrician heard something while listening to our daughter’s heartbeat.  While not alarmed, she did recommend that we run an EKG test just to be sure.  We took our daughter to … Continue reading

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Alaska Airlines Experience

Last summer, the Parent to Parent program at Children’s Village offered an opportunity for our daughter, Priscilla to go to the Yakima Airport. We hadn’t flown before and wondered what it would be like as our daughter is a wheelchair … Continue reading

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‘Homies with Extra Chromies’ BBQ… for families raising children with Down syndrome!

Feeling alone is a very common feeling shared by many parents that are raising children with special needs. Some don’t know how to reach out for support, or even that support is available.  The Parent to Parent program at Children’s … Continue reading

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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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