December 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

Happy Holidays from CTN
Wishing our families, providers and staff a wonderful holiday season! Here are some highlights of our celebrations so far.

Save the Dates! 
Visit our CTN calendar to plan your December and start 2017 with coffee chats, workshops, family events and programs for children and youth with special needs.

Special Needs Information & Recreation Fair
Save the date and join us Saturday, February 11th from 1pm-4pm to get connected to information on everything from recreational activities, family resources, financial help, funding, therapy options and so much more! 

If you are a vendor/ agency interested in participating at the information fair  click here .

Research Opportunity for Families of Children with Cerebral Palsy 
Does your child have cerebral palsy (CP)? Consider participating in research that is aimed at understanding what causes CP and improving CP care and treatments.


Special Needs Parenting: Celebrating the Holidays with your Child
It's difficult to keep stress at bay, but here are some tips to help let go of some everyday stress and enjoy the holiday traditions, magic and wonder with your child with special needs.

Your Child and the Flu Vaccine
Developmental Pediatrician, Dr. Nicola Jones-Stokreef, talks about the flu and the importance of getting the flu vaccine.

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:
Collingwood- December 11, 2016

To see photos from our holiday events, please check here.

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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