February 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.

Ministry Announces Changes to the Ontario Autism Program (OAP)
On February 6th, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services announced significant changes to the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). 

Register for FREE March Break Events Across Simcoe and York 
CTN local team facilitators will be hosting free family events during our week of March Break! Wheelchair basketball, sledge hockey, VOLT hockey, LEGO, hand-controlled remote control car racing, virtual reality, sensory skates, parties and a special skating event at Blue Mountain's Woodview Mountaintop Skating Trail are all being offered in local communities. Come out to these "TRY IT" events and see why they are so much fun for families!

CTN Special Needs Information Fair April 27th in Newmarket 
Join CTN and Town of Newmarket, Kerry's Place, York Support Services Network (YSSN) and the York ASD Partnership in bringing over 100 vendors to the Magna Centre on Saturday, April 27th from 1-4 p.m. Private and public agencies and organizations will provide information, advice and resources for your child, youth or young adult with special needs.


Sensory Room for Children and Youth with Special Needs
The Snoezelen room at the Multi-Service Hub in Richmond Hill is a specially designed room that provides a relaxing environment for children and youth with special needs. Read more about the benefits of this room and how to book it for you and your family.

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 having 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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