February 2020 | 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 info@ctnsy.ca.

Stay Informed About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) 
CTN's top priority is the health and safety of our stakeholders - employees, partners and the children and families we serve. We are monitoring updates from public health authorities. At this point there are no recommendations that impact our sites or corporate offices beyond our current health and safety measures.

CTN Special Needs Information Fair April 25th in Barrie
Join CTN and over 70 vendors on Saturday, April 25th from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Holly Community Centre. Private and public agencies and organizations will provide information, advice and resources for your child, youth or young adult with special needs. Parent mentors will be hosting a "coffee chat" room to connect with other parents and caregivers.

March Break Programs for Kids of All Ages and Abilities
Looking for plans to keep the kids busy this spring break (March 16-20th)? Check CTN's calendar for a week of specialized camps, free inclusive sports days, sensory skates, remote control car racing events and more! 

Calling All Siblings! Sibshop on March 17th in Barrie
We are looking for siblings age 7-13 to attend our full day Sibshop event during March Break. During our Sibshop day, siblings will participate in fun activities, talk about life with a brother or sister with special needs and make friends with other siblings! Lunch and snacks are included. 


Focus on Fitness: Why Your Child Should Attend "Try It" Events
Are you looking for fun and inclusive activities during March Break for your kids? Look no further, CTN is partnering with local municipalities and organizations to offer adapted "Try it" Events across both York and Simcoe. Check the events calendar to see sledge, sensory skates, and remote control car events!

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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