Category Archives: A Children’s Village Story

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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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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Way to go, Manny!

Manny recently enjoyed celebrating his birthday and actually ate some of his birthday cake!  This was a big accomplishment for Manny and cause for celebration for him and his family. Thanks to the occupational therapy services he has received at … Continue reading

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Jared’s Incredible Water Balloon Launcher!

Jared is learning to greet strangers, shake hands, look people in the eyes, and his therapist, Susanna, at Children’s Village is very proud of his progress. Jared lives in a world of the Autism Spectrum which makes daily interactions with … Continue reading

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