September 2020 | Newsletter

Connect: News, Stories, Events and Resources Relevant to You

We are proud to share Connect - a monthly newsletter for families of kids with special needs and the service providers who support them. If you have feedback on the newsletter, story ideas or want to volunteer to write an article please contact

Back to School: Resources for Families
As children and youth head back to learning next week, CTN created a resource page brimming with tips and recommendations to help families navigate through this new school year. The resource page is full of useful information from the Ministry, school boards, community agencies and other children's treatment centres. 

Win 1 of 4 $25 Amazon or Walmart Gift Cards - Back to Learning Contest
What does back to learning look like in your house? Starting Tuesday, September 8th, share a photo of your child on our Facebook page and you could win 1 of 4 $25 Amazon or Walmart gift cards! All photos will be entered to a random draw and used for a back to school collage on our Facebook cover and October edition of Connect. Contest closes on Friday, September 18th.

Celebrate World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day on October 6th 
CP-Net is excited to invite families, caregivers, clients, healthcare professionals and researchers to join them for a day of learning and celebration in recognition of World CP Day on Tuesday, October 6th. The event will feature research and community resources from internationally renowned experts and individuals with lived experience. Learn more and register by Tuesday, September 22nd. 

New Kerry's Place Learning Portal 
Kerry's Place Autism Services launched a new and free learning webpage called "The Portal". It's a resource page full of videos, webinars and printable resources for persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their families, educators and anyone interested to learn about ASD. 


Mental Health Series: Anxiety Lives Here
CTN's neuropsychology team created a series of posts around mental health. Please read the last installment in the series about coping strategies for anxiety. CTN also developed a mental health resource page with a list of services and supports available to families. 

Back to School: Tips from Parents and Professionals
Back to school looks different for families this fall. Read these tips and suggestions to help your child prepare for the school year ahead. 

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 virtual events.

If you're interested in posting your event on our calendar, please complete this online form.

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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