August 2022
Next week, CTN will be acknowledging both Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. The day honours the Indigenous children who never returned home and the Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. CTN acknowledges that Every Child Matters and that recognizing the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. We want to be part of that process, together. 
On September 9th, FASD Awareness Day, CTN Intake Team rocked RED to raise awareness and support the kids and families we serve. FASD is the leading developmental disability in Canada and affects four per cent of Canadians (over 1.5 million people). Up to 94 per cent of individuals with FASD also experience mental health challenges. Research shows that early and appropriate supports can make a positive impact and improve outcomes for those with the disability. 
Bella’s Bumbas are wheeled chairs that are low to the ground and promote independent manual mobility in young children with disabilities. Families are encouraged to speak to their child’s therapist to arrange a trial through the CTN’s Equipment Loan Program before sending in the request for a custom seat. 
Join us for the Grand Opening of South Simcoe One Roof in Alliston on September 23rd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Take a brief tour and learn more about the services offered by CTN, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH), CLH Developmental Support Services and Catulpa Community Support Services.  
Families will receive 30% off the Play All Day (PAD) wristband to spend the day trying multiple fun activities, depending on their interest and comfort level. Blue Mountain will also offer up to two free PAD wristbands to family members or friends that are accompanying to support the participant. 
Our network calendar features events hosted by CTN, our partner organizations and other local community agencies that may be of interest to your family. New workshops, programs and events are added each week.
CTN supports children, youth and families by focusing on CanChild's framework of the F-words for Child Development. Every child with varying abilities has the right to have fun, enjoy friends, function as they are, access fitness, plan for their future and join in family activities.
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