September 2019 | 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

Check Out the Photos of CTN Kids on the First Day of School
Thank you to our families for sending us their back-to-school photos! Check out the smiles (and smirks) on our Facebook page as kids head back to class this fall.

SibShop Programs are Coming to CTN this Year
Siblings of children and youth with special needs will now be able to participate in SibShops across Simcoe and York this school year, starting in Midland and Richmond Hill this fall. More SibShop dates coming to Barrie and Orillia. Keep watching the CTN calendar for more information.

Focus on Fun: Finding Adapted and Inclusive Recreation Programs
Fall registration for many recreation programs has started. Here are some tips about picking the right fit for your child from CTN's recreational therapist.

What You Need to Know About Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
Now that the first weeks of school are complete, parents will be eagerly awaiting discussions with teachers, Special Education Resource Teachers (SERTs) and other school staff. To help your child have a successful year, use this information from the ministry and the boards to support your child's team.

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 and coffee chats.

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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