Nikko’s ABA Class

On December 13, 2018, almost three-year-old Nikko and his mother Alma visited Children’s Village.  Nikko has autism and was attending his Applied Behavior Analysis class (ABA).  When they walked through the door of the classroom, they were warmly greeted by behavior technicians Kaecey Lockridge and Omar Luna.  Throughout class time, Kaecey and Omar helped Nikko Read more about Nikko’s ABA Class[…]

Ernie’s Day at the Village

                On December 4, Aimee and her family nurse brought her eleven year old son and patient, Ernie, to Children’s Village.  Ernie experiences Down syndrome and autism.  He came to the Village for special speech therapy.  Whitney, Ernie’s therapist, had an iPad that spoke words and phrases for Ernie when he pressed the buttons.                  Read more about Ernie’s Day at the Village[…]

Early Learning Center at Children’s Village

On November 15, 2018, J.J., Jessey, and Matthew visited the Early Learning Center at Children’s Village while their parents took their siblings to various appointments.  Matthew was content to simply wander around the back of the room and play with different toys, while J.J. and Jessey hung out at the table and talked with Stacy, Read more about Early Learning Center at Children’s Village[…]

Dalia’s Day at the Village

 On November 11, 2018, Christine and her daughter Dahlia arrived at Children’s Village. They were going to see Alison for Dahlia’s physical therapy.  Dahlia is eleven years old and has cerebral palsy.  When they came to Alison’s office, she greeted them with a nice, loud voice, displaying enthusiasm and excitement at catching up with the Read more about Dalia’s Day at the Village[…]

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 help 155 individual children! To put that into perspective, last year in 2017, we only Read more about Yakima – Orthotic help for special needs children…[…]

Shealynn’s Visit to the Village

On October 23, 2018, Katrina Silva took her almost five-year-old daughter, Shealynn, to see Dottie, her speech therapist. When Shealynn was one month old, she was diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome. This was when the Silvas first found out about the Village. When Dottie came out of her office door, she had the biggest smile on Read more about Shealynn’s Visit to the 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 tears, laughter…a little bit of everything. Our journey took us to beautiful places where we Read more about The Unexpected Journey[…]

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 spirit’s, personalities and are full of love! They are really just like everyone else. Our community Read more about Children’s Village 4th Annual Buddy Walk…[…]

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). Children and individuals with special needs will receive Buddy Walk medals upon completion of the Read more about 4th Annual Children's VillageBuddy Walk®[…]