February 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.

Get Involved! Join CTN's Family Engagement Council 
Are you a parent or caregiver of a child or youth with special needs in Simcoe County or York Region who is looking to volunteer? Would you like to share feedback and provide your parent voice to CTN? If you would like to help CTN connect with the family perspective, consider joining our Family Engagement Council (FEC).

New Online Resources for Youth and Young Adults 
Visit our newly expanded Online Resource Centre to learn about transitioning to adult services, funding options, day programs, and employment training opportunities. There is also a list of books by teens and adults with disabilities.

March Break: AAC Camps in Simcoe and York
Join us to practice using your Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) system with peers and out in the community. One day will be spent getting to know some new friends and preparing for a community event. The second day will take place out in the community. These two-day camps are for current or past Augmentative Communication Consultation Service (ACCS) clients.

Special Needs Parenting: How We Kept Our Marriage Strong
For Valentine's Day, Heather Hamilton shares her journey as a special needs mom and how she has kept her marriage going for over 18 years.
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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