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Arshina’s Story: Accepting Your Disability

Arshina’s Story: Accepting Your Disability


Arshina Martin chronicles what it’s like to grow up as a blind woman. In this article she focuses on how to accept disability, even when there are major losses and hurdles along the way.

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Arshina’s Story: Thank you Mom

Arshina’s Story: Thank you Mom

Arshina Martin chronicles what it’s like to grow up as a blind woman. In this article she explains the role of her mom for Mother’s Day.

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​Arshina’s Story: Introducing Me!

​Arshina’s Story: Introducing Me!


Parents of children with special needs often wonder what it will be like for their child growing up. Arshina Martin plans to write an ongoing series chronicling her experiences growing up as a blind woman.

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Hydrotherapy: Fun in the Pool to Meet Goals

Hydrotherapy: Fun in the Pool to Meet Goals


Earlier this year, collaboration between Children’s Therapy Services, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Children’s Treatment Network and Royal Victoria Regional Heath Centre (RVH) provided a partnership that resulted in a very successful pilot of pool therapy (hydrotherapy) offered to CTN families that are receiving preschool physiotherapy in Simcoe County.

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Indoor and Outdoor Winter Fun for Families

Indoor and Outdoor Winter Fun for Families

Indoor snow days, adapting winter sports and enjoying community activities are just a few ways your family can have fun this winter. 

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Stressed Out

Stressed Out

Proven research to help you identify and manage stress in your life. 

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Reflecting on World Prematurity Day

Reflecting on World Prematurity Day

October 20, 2010 is a day I will never forget. Why? Because it is a day that is supposed to be a milestone but isn’t.

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Your Child and the Flu Vaccine

Your Child and the Flu Vaccine

Developmental Pediatrician, Dr. Nicola Jones-Stokreef, talks about the flu and the importance of getting the flu vaccine.

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Halloween and Your Child with Special Needs

Halloween and Your Child with Special Needs

Trick-or-treating when you have a child with a disability can be, well, tricky. Here are some ideas to help your family enjoy a spooktacular event, like our inclusive Halloween events at CTN.

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Cast Your Vote in the Federal Election

Cast Your Vote in the Federal Election

On Monday, October 19, 2015, Canadians head to polls to elect a new federal government. If you're a caregiver of someone with special needs or a professional who works to support those with special needs you need to vote. Here's why.

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​Special needs and the school system: IEPs and IPRCs

​Special needs and the school system: IEPs and IPRCs

The process of creating Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) can be confusing. This article shares details and tips on how to navigate the process and useful links to information for caregivers.

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Beyond Backpacks – Transitions to School

Beyond Backpacks – Transitions to School

Transitions to school can be one of the most stressful times for parents of children with special needs. This article provides some tips and advice from parents who have been through it, and some useful links to help get you through this time – from preschool to post-secondary.
 

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