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Changes to the Ontario Autism Program

Changes to the Ontario Autism Program


On Feb. 6th the provincial government announced significant changes to the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). Here’s the information we have so far.

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What is a CTN Local Team Facilitator?

 What is a CTN Local Team Facilitator?


Have you ever attended one of CTN’s Coffee Chats or Halloween parties? If so, you may have met a Local Team Facilitator (LTF) who helps organize these events for families.

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Sledge Hockey Leads to Success On and Off the Ice!

Sledge Hockey Leads to Success On and Off the Ice!


Ryan Floyd is a grade 9 student in Stayner. He works hard at school and has many interests. And like many of his peers he loves ice hockey. Because of a physical disability, Ryan has been unable to play typical ice hockey. But this hasn’t stopped him from participating.  He’s competitive and driven which has contributed to his success in his chosen sport of sledge hockey.

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The Snoezelen Room: A Multi-Sensory Room for Children and Youth with Special Needs

The Snoezelen Room: A Multi-Sensory Room for Children and Youth with Special Needs


The Snoezelen room at the Multi-Service Hub in Richmond Hill is a specially designed room that provides a relaxing environment for children and youth with special needs. It is a multi-sensory environment that offers a place for children and youth to seek leisure in an unstructured and undemanding way.

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Happy Hands Camp Combines Therapy with Fun, Friends, and Resources for Home

Happy Hands Camp Combines Therapy with Fun, Friends, and Resources for Home


In July, Children’s Treatment Network (CTN) and partners at Closing the Gap Healthcare hosted a week-long “Happy Hands modified constraint induced movement therapy (mCIMT) camp” for children ages five to twelve with hemiplegia cerebral palsy. Eight children enjoyed half-days of activities, skill-building and making new friendships at The Common Roof in Barrie.

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CTN Try-A-Bike Event and Loan Program

CTN Try-A-Bike Event and Loan Program


Family bike rides are an integral part of life in Canada yet many kids we serve are not able to participate because they don't have a bike and they don't know how to ride one.

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