December 2019 | 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

Now Open! South Simcoe One Roof in Alliston
Our Alliston site is now open in our permanent location at 129 Young St. in Alliston (beside McDonald's) and called South Simcoe One Roof.  Catulpa Community Support Services, CLH Developmental Support Services and Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) are sharing the new space. The shared space will foster an inclusive and collaborative environment while creating a place of belonging for all of our clients and families. 

Inclusive Family Events This Holiday Season
Looking for family-friendly events this holiday season? Be sure to check the CTN calendar to attend upcoming family holiday parties, skating or sledge events across Simcoe County or York Region in December and January. 

Holiday Giving in Support of the CTN Family Fund
Help us Build Brighter Futures Together by making a donation to CTN's Family Fund this holiday season. Your donation will help kids and families in Simcoe County and York Region get the support they urgently need, especially when they've exhausted their other sources of funding. Tax receipts will be provided for any donation over $10. To learn more about this funding for CTN families click here.

Tips for Developing Skills at Home and School
Access information on handwriting, keyboarding, using scissors, transitioning to school and more prepared by our School Based Rehabilitation Services (SBRS) team of Occupational Therapists (OTs).


Focus on Family: Borrow a Sledge from CTN
Adapted skating and sledge events are more popular than ever now that some municipalities provide their own sledges to make winter ice time fun for all abilities! Learn more about these options or borrow one of CTN's 18 sledges for your family activity. If you'd like to borrow a sledge, please contact Jacqui Wesselingh at (Simcoe County) or Christian Marquez at (York Region). 

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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