November 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

Learn How We are Supporting Families During the Pandemic
CTN created a dedicated landing page full of information, resources and supports available to kids and families during the pandemic. This page will be updated regularly so please check in to see what's new.

Post-Secondary School Transition Workshop
Plan for the future by attending this workshop hosted by Holland Bloorview on November 28th from 1:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m. This webinar is for youth with disabilities in grade 10-12 and their families to prepare for their transition to college or university.

Special Education Webinar: All About IPRC and IEPs
Join us on November 11th at 7:00 p.m. as York Support Services Network (YSSN) hosts our family resource team share a parent's perspective about the Identification Placement Review Committee (IPRCs) and Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for kids with disabilities and developmental needs. 


Special Needs Parenting: Information About the Flu Shot 
Dr. Nicola Jones-Stokreef, CTN Developmental Pediatrician, talks about the flu and the importance of getting the flu vaccine.

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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