May 2018 | 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

Preparing for the Provincial Election Next Month
On Thursday, June 7th, Ontarians head to the polls. If you are a caregiver of someone with special needs, or a professional who works to support those with special needs you may have questions for your local candidates. Here are some tips on seeking out information from all candidates. Over the next few weeks we will continue to update this list with local all-candidates debates for you to reach out to candidates in person.

Stay Connected to CTN Community Events and News
Each month, CTN's local teams send a e-newsletter called "Community Corner". This email is designed to share local events and information for kids and youth with special needs and their families. If you are interested in receiving emails from a local site, click the " update profile" link at the bottom of this newsletter and select the local areas of interest for you. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at

Youth Drop-In Wheelchair Basketball in Barrie
Join us for fun and inclusive recreation! Youth of all abilities age 10-17 are invited to attend our "drop in" wheelchair basketball events running every Friday until June 8th. Sports wheelchairs generously donated by The Ford Milhausen Legacy Fund & The Rotary Club of Collingwood.


Inclusive Spring Fun for Families
The spring weather is finally here! Check out these outdoor ideas for kids of all ages and abilities.

Happy Mother's Day to All CTN Moms
Read Arshina's story about the role her mom played in her ability to become independent.

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'd like your event posted 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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