October 2015 | Newsletter

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

We are proud to introduce 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 akrishna@ctnsy.ca.

We're looking forward to connecting with you!
The New CTN Website - A Message from our CEO
Easy to access. Simple. Understandable. Interesting. Relevant. Reliable.
Welcome to the new CTN website.

World CP Day
Like many other organizations around the world, CTN is celebrating World Cerebral Palsy Day on October 7th. Here's how you can get involved.

What happens when you help a group of eight awesome teens with physical disabilities be more independent?

Raising Awareness in October
October is Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month,
Autism Awareness Month and Occupational Therapy Month. Stay tuned to our website this month for stories about these topics!

On Monday, October 19, 2015, Canadians head to polls to elect a new federal government. If you're a caregiver of someone with special needs or a professional who works to support those with special needs you need to vote.

Special needs and the school system: IEPs and IPRCs 
The process of creating Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) can be confusing. This article shares details and tips on how to navigate the process and useful links to information for caregivers.

Halloween and Your Child with Special Needs
Trick-or-treating when you have a child with a disability can be, well, tricky. Here are some ideas to help your family enjoy a spooktacular event.


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.
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.

To view event calendar click on the image below

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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