October 2017 | Newsletter

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

We are proud to share Connect - a monthly newsletter designed for families of kids with special needs and the service providers who support them. If you have any feedback on the newsletter, story ideas or want to volunteer to write an article please contact info@ctnsy.ca.

Join us for our Annual Inclusive Halloween Events 
Visit our calendar to see details about our sensory-friendly and accessible "trick or treat" events for kids and youth with special needs and their families in Richmond Hill, Alliston, Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood and Midland.

Important Changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program
As of Friday, September 1, 2017, the Provincial Government made significant changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), one of Ontario's social assistance programs. 

Tomorrow is World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day
Like many other organizations around the world, CTN is celebrating World CP Day on October 6th. Here's how you can learn more and get involved. 

Keeping Halloween Inclusive 
Here is list of non-edible items that can all be found at your local dollar or party supply store, so that all kids can receive a treat on October 31st. 

Halloween Tips for Kids with Special Needs
Halloween can be exciting, scary, silly, overwhelming, or all of these at once. Here are some great tips to help prepare your child, reduce stress and increase the fun!

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 having your event posted 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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