September 2017 | Newsletter

C o n n e ct:  News, Stories, Events and Resources Relevant to You

We are proud to share Connect - a newsletter designed for families of kids with special needs and the service providers who support them. In this newsletter we hope you find information that is relevant to you. We also share in person events where you can meet local families of kids with special needs. Connect is distributed monthly. If you have any feedback on the newsletter, story ideas or want to volunteer to write an article please contact

Back to School: Special Needs and the School System
Transitions to school can be one of the most stressful times for parents of children with special needs. This article provides some tips and advice from parents who have been through it.

Successful Park Events in Partnership with Therapists 
This summer we hosted two park events for families that were organized and hosted by a wonderful group of therapists from our network partners.

Join Us for a Night with Superheroes in Vaughan
Free event on September 21st for children and youth with special needs and their families. Try out some "SUPER" fun crafts, games, movies & snacks. All ages welcome.

"Community Corner" Emails Launch This Month!
This month, CTN's local teams are launching a brand new e-newsletter called "Community Corner". This new email is designed to share local events and information for kids and youth with special needs and their families. If you are interested in receiving emails from a local site, click the " update profile" link at the bottom of this newsletter and select the local areas of interest  for you.  If you have any questions please feel free to email us at .  

Back to School: Making Friends When You Have a Disability
Arshina Martin chronicles what it's like to grow up as a blind woman. Here she shares her experiences from elementary to post-secondary schools and the struggle to be socially accepted by her peers.

Back to School: Resources and Information for Parents 
Want to learn more about special education, transitions to kindergarten and high school, tips for IEPs and effective advocacy skills? Read our resources and links to important information as kids head back to school this month.

This events calendar features events hosted by CTN, our partner organizations and other local organizations that we thought may be of interest to your family. New events are added to our network calendar each week! Check out the upcoming dates for family fun, inclusive recreation programs, camp and parent workshops or coffee chats!

If you're interested in having your event posted on our calendar or have an idea for a seminar, workshop or fun-filled activity that you'd like to see CTN host, please contact us .

Funding, Finance and Planning 
All About School and Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
  Diagnosis Information
 Youth and Transition to Adulthood
Camps and Recreation
Autism Resources

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