October 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 info@ctnsy.ca.

Celebrating the Career and Retirement of Louise Paul
Past and present colleagues and long-time friends gathered to honour Louise Paul, CTN's CEO, on her impressive 44 year career and wish her well on her retirement.

Your Vote Matters on October 21st!
Canadians head to the polls to elect a new federal government on Monday, October 21. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing more information about the election that we think may matter to you. Background information about the election, links to learn more about the major federal political parties and tips to help you feel confident when talking to candidates will be shared. Stay informed by visiting our website and social media channels ( Facebook and Twitter) for more information. Your vote matters, make it count!

Join us for CTN's Inclusive Halloween Events 
Families (and staff) are counting down to our annual inclusive and sensory-friendly Halloween events. Click on the community below to learn more and RSVP. 

Parent Webinar: Sensory and Self-Regulation
On Thursday, November 7th, join Kym Thomas,  Occupational Therapist and CTN's Family Mentors for this informative workshop on sensory processing and tips for self-regulation at home and school.

It's Hockey Season for Kids of All Abilities 
Are you aware that there are some great adapted hockey opportunities available for your child right here in Simcoe County and York Region? Several municipalities are offering registered sledge hockey programs or drop-in sledge shinny and volt hockey. Sledge is played while sitting in a sled that is propelled with two hockey sticks and follows similar rules to stand up hockey. Most programs offering the sport provide the sledges and participants are expected to bring their own helmet. Volt Hockey (using a special chair and joy stick) is also being offered in several communities. 


Keeping Halloween Inclusive for All Kids
Check out these tips and non-edible treats for Halloween so that kids of all abilities can enjoy on October 31st. 

Special Needs Parenting: The Flu Shot
Dr. Nicola Jones-Stokreef, 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 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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