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Your Monthly News & Updates
Have a great long weekend. A reminder that all TVCC locations will be closed this holiday Monday. Enjoy your family and friends. There are lots of great activities and events happening this month. Please help us spread the word by telling your friends to subscribe on the home page of our website.  Follow the links in this newsletter or go to our website and click on Calendar. This is the most accurate and up to date place to find our educational and participation sessions!
Getting Connected Open House - Thursday September 28

Get Connected to Community Recreation, Leisure and Sport Programs in our Communities
Hockey? Swimming? Fitness? Music? Cheerleading?
Are you interested in Getting Connected to the different recreation, leisure and sport programs and opportunities that are available in our communities?  Getting Connected Open House is an opportunity for parents, caregivers and service providers to meet with all the community-based recreation, leisure and sport programs that are available for children and youth with disabilities in our region.  Meet with the coaches and participants of these programs, ask the questions you have always wanted to know, and meet with other parents that are also exploring different opportunities.  Some of the programs that may be in attendance are London Blizzard Sledge Hockey Program, George Bray Sports Association, A League of Our Own Soccer Club, Vipers Cheerleading Squad, Heroes' Circle Karate, Dance London, Making Waves Swim Program... and others.

If you are interested in attending this Open House, but your questions about participation go beyond learning what programs are available... consider a conversation with a Recreation Therapist to explore some of the different programs and opportunities that are available in your region.  These one-on-one conversations are planned around you and your child's specific recreation, leisure and sport interests.  Don't know what you might be interested in?  No problem! We can explore all the different possibilities, and come up with a plan for next steps.  Can't make one of these dates? Contact the TR team to plan another time if none of these times fit your family's busy schedule.
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Freedom 55 Financial

Come and support Canada's top golfers at the Freedom 55 Financial Championship on
Thursday, September 14, 2017 to Sunday, September 17, 2017 The event will be held at Highland Country Club in London. Proceeds will benefit Thames Valley Children's Centre.  
Kiwanis Club of Ingersoll Golf

The Kiwanis Club of Ingersoll is hosting a golf tournament to raise funds to assist TVCC and the more than 800 children in Oxford County that use TVCC's facilities and services. The Chip-in-Fore-Kids Golf Tournament will take place at the Ingersoll Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

Breaking the ICE Conference

The Breaking the ICE Canada conference is an event created by and for individuals who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and their families.
Breaking the ICE Canada 2017 Conference
Independence Community and Empowerment
October 28 & 29, 2017
Novotel Toronto, North York
3 Park Home Avenue, North York, Ontario
NEW Youth Council!
We are seeking youth to sit on our new  TVCC Youth Council. Youth Council will inform TVCC youth programs and activities, support youth events and participate in community projects related to youth.  Meet awesome people, earn volunteer hours and make a difference. Come be the voice of youth at TVCC! Contact Amanda at or call 685-8700 ext. 53452 for an application or with questions.
Opportunities to Participate

Life is all about participation! For more than 20 years, Thames Valley Children's Centre has been offering participation programs  as valuable components of helping clients and families to be their best. Ultimately, Opportunities to Participate programs help children and youth with special needs discover new interests and abilities and become valued members of the community; to participate fully in their own lives.
Check out the TVCC Calendar and choose Opportunities to Participate  for a variety of exciting programs offered
by Thames Valley Children's Centre and
other community partners.
Educational programs

There are many educational workshops available
 through TVCC.We provide a combination of information sessions  and hands on learning opportunities for clients/families, community members, professionals and staff. A  wide range of topics are offered, including Behaviour Intervention, Sleep, Toilet Teaching and the Special Needs Child, etc. We also provide sessions to prepare parents to support their child's participation in life like "Getting Ready for School", "Building Social Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders", or "Getting Ready for Summer Camp". Check out the TVCC Calendar of events and choose Education workshops.