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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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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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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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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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Thoughts from Jessica DeBord, Pediatric Dentist at Children’s Village

“As a dentist here at Children’s Village, one of the most meaningful experiences for me is being able to provide the level of care to our families that they would only get in a major city at a premier children’s … Continue reading

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The Power of Community

Read Samantha Monterrey‘s story first hand as a new resident to Yakima, as a teen and her involvement in YouthWorks pageants, and now as the Volunteer Coordinator for North Star Lodge, ‘Ohana, and Children’s Village. “I knew from a young … Continue reading

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Children’s Village an asset to the children in our community

“ I am thankful for the visionary leadership and generous community that came together and built  Children’s Village twenty years ago.  Children’s Village has been a great partner and asset to the children in our community, giving a voice and … Continue reading

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“It’s like a daily improv show, you never know what is going to come your way.”

Autism 200 is a series of 90-minute classes for parents and caregivers of children with autism who wish to better understand autism spectrum disorder. Faculty from Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington teach the classes. Children’s Village provides … Continue reading

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Izzy was born with Arthrogryposis

Izzy is 12 years old and in the 6th grade at Naches Valley Middle School.  She likes hip hop dance, choir, soccer and very busy for a young teenager.  One of her favorite activities is Rodeo.  She started at 3 … Continue reading

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Erik Halvorson – Then and Now

In 2011, Erik Halvorson presented Governor Gregoire one of his famous hand-made lanyards on a special visit to Children’s Village. Erik is an entrepreneur with a big heart. For years, he has beaded and sold lanyards. At age 13, Erik … Continue reading

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