March 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
You're Invited: Birthday Party Event in Alliston
Children and Youth with special needs and their families are invited to an inclusive birthday party event in Alliston on March 8th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at 233 Church Street South. This event is free and open to all ages. For more information click here or to register directly click here.

York Region Building Effective School Partnerships Workshop
Families of children or youth with special needs are invited to attend this upcoming workshop March 23rd from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Oak Ridges Hub at 13175 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill. This event will help you learn how to effectively communicate and collaborate with your child's school, help you discover tips to help prepare for school meetings and allow the opportunity to ask questions and network with other parents and professionals. More information and to register, click here

Richmond Hill "Have a Go" Wheelchair Sports Day
Ever wondered what it would be like to try a wheelchair sport? Children's Treatment Network, in partnership with the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association, and the Town of Richmond Hill, invite you to "Have A Go" at wheelchair sports during March Break! Click here to find out more.


Recruiting for the Family Engagement Council
Want to join the Family Engagement Council? We currently have openings for volunteer representatives from Simcoe County and York Region. For more information and to complete an application, click here.

Important News for Families: Ontario Budget 2016
Here is a summary for Children's Treatment Centres, provided by the Ontario Association for Children's Rehabilitation Services (OACRS).

Tax Tips You Need to Know
Important tax tips from Graeme Treeby of the Special Needs Planning Group.

Top 10 Tips for Travelling with your kids
For families who have kids with special needs, travelling often comes with an additional set of challenges. Here are some tips to keep the kids entertained, having fun and ready to make some new memories together!
Indoor and Outdoor Winter Fun for Families
Indoor snow days, adapting winter sports and enjoying community activities are just a few ways your family can have fun this winter. 
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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