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Children Treatment Network's (CTN) monthly newsletter for families of children and youth with disabilities and developmental needs and the service providers who support them.
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On January 5th, the government of Ontario moved the province back to a modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen plan with additional restrictions to slow the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant and to keep hospital admissions at a manageable capacity. CTN continues to deliver most of our services virtually through phone or video appointments except when they need to be delivered in person based on the child’s need. If you have questions about your child’s appointment, please speak to their service provider or a member of their team. 
The 2022 March Break Reimbursement Fund is now open to Ontario families of children or youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who retain the services of a one-to-one support worker OR who have paid for their child to attend a 2022 March Break camp or program, but not both.
CTN is committed to providing exceptional care to our clients and their families. To stay consistent with this level of integrity, we have started a project to better understand the needs of our valued clients. To do this, we have been asking families who are receiving occupational therapy (OT) or physiotherapy (PT) services to participate in 2 short questionnaires. These questionnaires will identify specific functional needs of our children and youths and the strengths and needs of a family. By focusing on these specific areas, we hope to develop a program that will create a consistent stream of interventions so that our children and youths can engage in activities at home, school and in our communities. If you are interested in participating, please email Kevin Morris at kmorris@ctnsy.ca
Our network 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 each week.
Reena has partnered with Safehaven and York Support Services Network (YSSN) to host an accessibility-focused COVID vaccine clinic for children 5 to 11 years of age to help meet the high demand in the community. This fully accessible location will offer in-vehicle vaccinations as well as other adaptations.
This Winter, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is offering Virtual After School Social Skills Development Programs to support students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The programs will focus on using recreation, problem solving, coding and play skills to support social skills development. 
CTN’s Equipment Loan Program (ELP), funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, features ice sledges in a variety of sizes and configurations. Families can borrow sledges for two weeks through CTN’s loan program. Our sledges were recently featured at a “try-it” event hosted by City of Barrie. Contact equipment@ctnsy.ca if you have any questions. 

If you have any questions about your child's development or want to learn about
the services available in the communities we serve, please call our
ACCESS team at 1-866-377-0286 for general inquires or our
School Based Rehabilitation Services (SBRS) team at 1-877-972-7277
for SBRS related inquiries.
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