March 2017 | Newsletter

C o n n e ct:  News, Stories, Events and Resources Relevant to You

We are proud to share Connect - a newsletter designed for families of kids with special needs and the service providers who support them. In this newsletter we hope you find information that is relevant to you. We also share in person events where you can meet local families of kids with special needs. Connect is distributed monthly. If you have any feedback on the newsletter, story ideas or want to volunteer to write an article please contact Anchel Krishna, Communications Manager at

The CTN Special Needs Information Fair was a Huge Success!
With over 70 vendors under one roof, public and private community agencies and organizations were able to connect and answer questions from 230 families who came through the doors.

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day
To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, we are featuring a special interview with one of CTN's families. 

Important "Middle Years" Experience Survey
The "Middle Years" is a stage of child development between the ages of 6-12. There are 8 questions in this survey. Your responses are anonymous-your identity will remain private. Information you provide will only be used to support the development of an Ontario Middle Years Strategy.

How Will You Celebrate World Autism Day on April 2nd?
CTN and our partners are pleased to support World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) by spreading awareness and celebrating all the children and youth with autism who we work with every day!

Join Us for the CTN Happy Birthday Party in Alliston on March 28th!
Celebrate the fun of birthday parties for children and youth with special needs and their families. Cupcake decorating, face painting, photo booth and more! Click to register for the 6:30pm or 7:30pm party. 


Introducing Arshina
Parents of children with special needs often wonder what it will be like for their child growing up. Arshina Martin plans to write an ongoing series chronicling her experiences growing up as a blind woman. 

Post-Secondary Education - Tips, Scholarship Information and more!
Here are tips, scholarship and funding opportunities and resources for post-secondary education for students with disabilities. 

Travelling With Your Child This March Break?
Read these tips and ideas to help make travelling easier and less stressful!

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 or coffee chats!

If you're interested in having your event posted on our calendar or have an idea for a seminar, workshop or fun-filled activity that you'd like to see CTN host, please contact us .

Funding, Finance and Planning 
Camps and Recreation
All About School and Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
For Youth
For Kids
Parenting, Play and Therapy

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