April 2020 | Newsletter

C o n n e ct:  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 info@ctnsy.ca.

CTN Update:  
CTN's vision is to build brighter futures together and despite the current need to be apart, we're working with our employees, network partners and families during this challenging time.  Please continue to follow CTN (@CTNKids) on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram  and our website for our most recent updates. 

Ministry of Education's Financial Support for Families
Applications are now open and may apply to many of you. Parents are eligible for a one-time per child payment of  $200 for children aged 0 to 12 or  $250 for children or youth aged 0 to 21 for anyone accessing special education (i.e. Individual Education Plan) to support online learning. If you have already applied for the Support for Parent during the education strikes, you do not need to reapply.

Parents and Caregivers: Sign Up for Online Education 
The Community Learning Library (CLL) is a free, convenient and user friendly virtual learning platform that offers learning opportunities to families and professionals who work with children and youth, in Simcoe County and York Region. 

Join Us for Virtual Coffee Chats Every Thursday
We are working collaboratively with our local team facilitators to tailor some of our programs and events to continue to support our children, youth and families. We know how important it is for families to stay connected with each other especially during this unprecedented time. In response to the needs of families, CTN is offering virtual coffee chats via Zoom every Thursday in April at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. We look forward to having a coffee with you!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Families
CTN's team of parent mentors and local team facilitators have compiled the resources below for children and youth with disabilities and developmental needs. This list is updated regularly, so please check frequently.

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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