October 2020 | Newsletter

Connect: 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.

Our Services this Fall
We encourage families to stay connected with their child's service provider if they have any concerns that require immediate attention. Our ACCESS and School Based Rehabilitation Services (SBRS) teams are also available if families have any questions or need assistance. Our ACCESS team can be reached at 1-866-377-0286 for general inquiries or SBRS team at 1-877-972-7277 for SBRS related inquiries.

Congratulations to our Back to School Contest Winners!  
Congratulations to our four, $25 Amazon gift card winners. Thank you to those who submitted back to school photos. It was exciting to see all of the smiling faces on our Facebook page! Look for more contests happening this month, stay tuned.

Registration Now Open: Simcoe Sibshops 
Sibshops is for brothers and sisters (age 8-13) of kids with disabilities and developmental needs. Siblings are invited to four, weekly virtual sessions starting October 20th. We have fun-filled agendas packed with games, activities and time for siblings to connect.

Fun Fall Activities and Contest for Families
This year, we are hosting fun and interactive activities virtually with recipes, crafts and ideas you can do at home. Share your photos by email or on social media using #CTNFun and you will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card! Keep checking our calendar for more Halloween events.

Special Education Webinar: All About IPRC and IEPs
Join us on October 21st at 6:30 p.m. as our family resource team share a parent's perspective about the Identification Placement Review Committee (IPRCs) and Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for kids with disabilities and developmental needs. 


Lexi's Story: Leadership and Advocacy on Campus
Congratulations to Lexi on this incredible interview showcasing her journey in post-secondary school and her advocacy work in the community. Lexi is a former CTN client and an active member of our Family Advisory Committee (FAC).

Adapted Bikes - Game Changer for Kids with Disabilities
Do you want to try an adapted bike with your child? Families can borrow bikes for two weeks through CTN's Recreational Loan Program. Speak to your child's team about the program and to determine which bike is best to reach your child's goals. Click below to read how riding an adapted bike was a game changer for Brody and his family. 

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 virtual events.

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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