Author Archives: Children's Village

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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Cherished Memories of Mr. West Valley Pageant 2018

We cannot express how important the Mr. West Valley pageant is to our family. My father-in-law, Dennis Cline walked on stage with Tanner as his hero. Tanner was able to give his hero tribute in front of hundreds of friends … Continue reading

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Becoming Olivia’s mom and finding Children’s Village 

When I found out I was pregnant and that it would be a high risk pregnancy – I was shocked. For the first time in my life I couldn’t plan for the future because I didn’t know what to expect … Continue reading

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Yakima Symphony at Children’s Village

Join us for a summer concert at Children’s Village and a special opportunity to hear the musical talents of Yakima Symphony Orchestra Music Director Lawrence Golan and his daughter, Giovanna. The performance will be on Tuesday, June 19, 3:30 pm, … Continue reading

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