September 2018 | 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

Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Services at CTN
In Sept 2018, CTN will be broadening services by introducing new eligibility criteria for receiving CTN occupational therapy (OT) and physiotherapy (PT) and a new service delivery pathway for OT and PT. Click below to read and watch a video about the enhancements and how your family will benefit from these changes.

Midland Social in the Park Event September 18th
Join us for this social event to experience fun, fitness, family and friends for youth ages 13 - 18 years with varying abilities. Siblings and friends are welcome. Parents/Caregivers/Support Person are required to stay for duration of the event.

Thank You to TD Bank for Their Donation of $10,000
This generous gift to CTN helps to support the Family Resource Program, including the CTN Family Mentor Program. This important program matches families who are in need of resources or support with a trained volunteer mentor with lived experience raising a child with special needs. TD's donation represents a long-standing commitment to supporting children's initiatives and is one of the many ways TD is strengthening and connecting communities.

Have you Seen the CTN Calendar for September?
Check out the CTN calendar for regional Coffee Chats across Simcoe County and York Region as well as other important events for families, kids and youth across the Network. These include; resource daysmindfulness and yoga parent workshops, VOLT hockeyKerry's Place information sessions and more!


Back to School: Teaching Children to be Kind to Others  
The transition back to school can be challenging when you have special needs. New friends, new teachers and a new classroom means that it's time to teach children about being kind to those who may do things a little differently.

Finding the Right Program for Your Child This Fall
Fall recreation program registration is here. Use these tips from a Recreational Therapist, to help find the right inclusive or adapted program for your child.

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'd like 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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