June 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 akrishna@ctnsy.ca.
Summer Camp Spaces still available!
Check out our Summer Camp Guide to learn more about inclusive programs, day camps and overnight camps for your child or youth with special needs and autism.    

Northern Karate Schools Kick-A-Thon
On June 13, 2016, Charisma, who is the daughter of the owner of Northern Karate Schools, will be participating in this year's 'Kick-A-Thon' with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Children's Treatment Network's (CTN) Family Fund.

Congratulations to Jacqui Getfield, Chair, CTN's Family Engagement Council
Congratulations to Jacqui Getfield, Chair, CTN's Family Engagement Council on being one of the recipients of the City of Vaughan's Volunteer Recognition Award. 

Thank you to the YMCA for working with us on this important initiative to make the collaborative space more accessible and inclusive for our families.

Free Picnic in the Park - Alliston
For children and youth with special needs and their families. Bring your own picnic dinner to eat in the pavilion. Cold treats provided. 
Play at the Rotary Adventure Playground and Splash Pad. Enjoy inclusive softball...everyone can play! RSVP/Register at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/parkpicnic 
Click here to view flyer for more details. 

Your Opinions and Ideas matter!
As part of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services' (MCYS) Moving on Mental Health initiative, Kinark Child and Family Services is conducting an anonymous survey for clients, families, staff, volunteers and service providers regarding communications and branding efforts. This multiple choice survey will take approximately ten minutes and is available until Friday, June 10th at 5pm. Filling in this survey is an important way for you to have your voice heard, and contribute to shaping our shared future. Click here for survey.

Special Needs Prom: A day to remember for students!  
This year's inclusive proms in York Region and Simcoe County were a huge success thanks to the team of teachers, staff, students and volunteers who made it possible.

Celebrating Nurses Week!
We celebrated Nurses Week last month with this mom's story about the incredible connection between the homecare nurses and her son with special needs.
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 or coffee chats!

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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