July 2018 | 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.

The CTN 2017-18 Annual Report is Here
The theme of Growing Together seems most appropriate as we mark our  13th year as an organization, finalize our next four-year strategic plan, and  embark on new areas of support while still committing to provide excellent core  services to children and youth with multiple special needs


CTN's "Try-A-Bike" Event was a huge Success
The Barrie Try-A-Bike event offered kids and youth with special needs an opportunity to try out a bike and give parents some ideas about what bike they may want to purchase in the future. Click to learn about how you can borrow a bike this summer. 

Join us for CTN's Summer Park Events
CTN's Family Mentor Program and Local Team Facilitators are hosting two upcoming summer park events for families. Have some fun in the sun and at the splash pad with light snacks, outdoor activities and a chance to network with other parents of children or youth with special needs.


Special Needs Blogs and Books  
Add these parent-recommended books and blogs to your summer reading list! 

Preparing for Back to School Transition
New back to school resources have been added to our Online Resource Centre. Prepare for the upcoming school year with information on special education (IEPs) and helpful tips for transitions to JK, high school and post-secondary.  

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'd like your event posted 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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