The importance of Children’s Village: Eva’s Story, told by her mom…

Eva is 12, she loves to color, to be outside, animals, and to go to school with her friends. She also was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 3 ½, and later got the diagnosis as intractable epilepsy after several failed attempts with medications and other treatments. Her seizures have evolved and we have tried several Read more about The importance of Children’s Village: Eva’s Story, told by her mom…[…]

Ballet classes for children with special needs.

Children’s Village’s One 2 One social/recreation program partners with Yakima School of Ballet each Spring to offer ballet classes to children with special needs. This year, ten girls and their peer helpers experienced the joy of performing in the school’s recitals earlier this month. We would like to say Thank You to Lisa Price, Yakima Read more about Ballet classes for children with special needs.[…]

Local program Supervisor asked to lead the Washington State Parent to Parent Network….

Rooted in Parent to Parent My introduction to Parent to Parent started over 25 years ago, when I had the privilege of bringing a unique sibling support program to Yakima.  Sibshops was created to support siblings of brothers and sisters with special needs- in a fun, engaging way.  I was a parent raising a young Read more about Local program Supervisor asked to lead the Washington State Parent to Parent Network….[…]

Children’s Village parents visit Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

  On April 30, four parents from Children’s Village joined Tracie Hoppis, Child and Family Services Supervisor, at Pacific Northwest University to share about the journey of raising a child with special needs. Amy, Heather, Melia and Erin talked about positive experiences with the medical profession, as well as some circumstances they wished could have Read more about Children’s Village parents visit Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences[…]

Students with disabilities in Yakima

On April 12th, community stakeholders interested in transition to adulthood supports and services for students with disabilities gathered at Children’s Village. We had great participation from: -Local school districts -ESD 105 -Children’s Village -Developmental Disabilities Administration -Division of Vocational Rehabilitation -PAVE -Office of the Education Ombuds -Yakima County -Parents   The group discussed what’s going Read more about Students with disabilities in Yakima[…]

Information and resources for families and professionals working with children with special needs:

TRAININGS, EVENTS AND CONFERENCES   Featuring Keynote Speaker: Shelley Moore   You are invited: Parents, Self-Advocates, General Ed Teachers, Special Ed Teachers, Administrators, Support Staff, Paraprofessionals, and Students   We will Discuss: Behavior strategies Inclusive individual programming Inclusive practices Peer connections Purposeful inclusive learning systems change for inclusion Universal design for learning When: April 27, Read more about Information and resources for families and professionals working with children with special needs:[…]

The Wheelchair Wash & Roll at Children’s Village in Yakima was a great success!

Twelve wheelchair users and their families helped us kick off this inaugural event. Wheelchairs tuned up by NuMotion, parents got massages by Elite Academy, lunch was served and chairs were cleaned by Conover Insurance, prizes were given away by various donors, and there was a sampling of wheelchair accessible vans, owned by local families, on Read more about The Wheelchair Wash & Roll at Children’s Village in Yakima was a great success![…]