January 2020 | 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.

It Only Takes 5 Minutes to Tell Us What You Want Us to Know
We want you to tell us about what we're doing well and where we can improve. Your time, input and feedback will help inform the work we do for CTN families All responses are confidential and will be collected and reviewed by CTN. If you have any questions, need help or need an interpreter to complete this online survey, please contact evaluation@ctnsy.ca  (also available in  French ).

Focus on Fun: Hit the Slopes this Winter
Alpine or Nordic skiing is a fun way to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Some ski resorts are now offering specialized equipment and lessons in adaptive skiing for those who are unable to use traditional skis or snowboards.  Blue Mountain Ski Resort  is offering free lessons with a sit ski for CTN children and youth on Friday, January 24th and Friday, January 31st (PA days for some school boards). In order for a child/youth to participate, they must have a season or day pass. For more information, please contact Jennifer Phillips at  jphillips@ctnsy.ca  or email  adaptive@bluemountain.ca  to register. 

Chai n Gupshup for Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi Speaking Parents 
Join CTN and Community Living York South for a "Chai and Chat" with other Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi speaking parents and caregivers of children and youth with special needs. No registration is needed, drop in January 28th from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the CTN Vaughan location (9401 Jane St.). 

CTN Coffee Chats are Back this Month!
Enjoy a coffee or tea on us and connect with other parents and caregivers of children and youth with special needs at our various monthly coffee chats across Simcoe County and York Region. 


Focus on Family: Indoor and Outdoor Inclusive Winter Fun
The winter weather is here to stay for a couple of months and it can be challenging to find fun family activities that are inclusive of all abilities. Here are some indoor and outdoor ideas to keep the kids entertained during the cold months ahead! 

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 posting your event 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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