April 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 akrishna@ctnsy.ca.

Important Announcement About Autism Services
As part of the 2016 Budget, Ontario is investing $333 million over the next five years to launch the new Ontario Autism Program, which will provide children and youth with critical interventions faster, and provide services that are better matched to their needs. To read the Ministry's announcement and links to additional information, click here.
World Autism Awareness Day
Children's Treatment Network is pleased to support World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) by spreading awareness and celebrating all the children and youth with autism who we work with every day! How will you celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd?

Easter Seals: Keys to Special Education
Easter Seals Ontario, in partnership with Three to Be Foundation and Children's Treatment Network, is pleased to announce a conference for parents and guardians on special education. For m ore information and to register, click here

An Inclusive Birthday Celebration for Everyone!
With the support of our partners from Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH), CLASS, and Catulpa, we had a successful event with inclusive party fun, which included cupcake decorating, loot bags and a special magic show.


CTN Family Survey
If you have shared an email address, you will be contacted to complete our annual survey online. This is an important opportunity to tell us how we can improve CTN services and supports. When you complete it, you will be entered into a draw for 1 of 10 Walmart Gift Cards.
For any questions, to arrange an interpreter or another option for completing the survey, please contact Magda Montagnese at mmontagnese@ctnsy.ca .

Tips for Camp Success for your Child with Special Needs
Summer camp offers a unique environment for children and youth to develop and mature socially, emotionally, physically and independently in a structured and fun atmosphere. Click for tips and the link to our inclusive camp guide!
Volunteer Recognition Week
April 10 to 16 is National Volunteer Week and we will be recognizing and celebrating our volunteers at Children's Treatment Network (CTN). Maria tells the story of why volunteering matters to her!
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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