November 2016 | 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

RSVP for our Upcoming Funding Workshops 
Would you like more information about the Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) or Special Services at Home Program (SSAH)? If so, consider joining us at our workshops hosted by representatives from the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ministry of Children and Youth Services and parent mentors. It's a great opportunity to get answers to your funding questions and connect with other families.

Join us November 3rd in Barrie and November 10th in Richmond Hill.

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? Are you great at listening with an open mind and sharing your personal experiences to help foster change that impacts the broader community? Would you like to help CTN connect with the family perspective? If so, consider joining our Family Engagement Council (FEC).


Win a Night of Pampering from Glama Gal Tween Spa 
You and your child could Win a Night of Pampering at Glama Gal Tween Spa in Vaughan! It's easy to enter. 

Support CTN's Family Fund When You Do Your Holiday Shopping
Shop at one of the two Miko/Samco locations and mail your receipts to earn a 10% donation to the CTN Family Fund

Thanks to Investors Group for their generous donation to CTN's Family Fund.


Georgina 'Wish' Recipient Pays It Forward
The best part of wishes is not only when they come true, but when you can also share them. Read how one young man paid his children's wish forward to include eight of his friends.
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 .
Annual CTN Holiday Events in Your Area
In partnership with local agencies, CTN will be hosting holiday events in your area. To find out more click on your community below:
Orillia- November 19, 2016
Barrie- November 19, 2016
Vaughan - November 22, 2016
Georgina- November 24, 2016
Alliston- December 1, 2016
Collingwood- December 11, 2016

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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     Building brighter futures together for kids with multiple special needs. 
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