Over the past year, we have worked to establish and maintain social connections despite spending most of it physically apart from our extended family members, friends and communities. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, social connection can lower anxiety and depression, help us regulate our emotions, lead to higher self-esteem and empathy and improve our immune system. When we find ways to connect with others, we are prioritizing our health.
On Wednesday, June 16th, CTN hosted a virtual panel discussion with youth with disabilities and their families. Listen to Amelia, CJ, Cole, Hoda and Marya as they share what they’ve done to build and maintain connections through the pandemic and the strategies they plan to use in the future.
The topic was developed in collaboration with our Family Advisory Committee (FAC). It is also based on one of CTN’s clinical pillars: The F-Words for Child Development, which promotes how function, family, fitness, fun, friends and future can work together to make our lives rich and full.
Barrie Skating Club - Adaptive Learn to Skate Program - Barrie
Do you have a child with special needs? Do you wish to have your child learn to skate in a safe and supportive environment that can be adapted to meet their needs? If so, we have the program for you!
Canada's National Ballet School - NBS Kids Adaptive Dance Program - Toronto
The NBS Kids – Adaptive Dance Program was created by Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), in consultation with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The program offers adapted creative movement classes for children ages 6-9 with diverse cognitive, physical and developmental needs. These 45-minute sensory-friendly dance classes provide
opportunities for children to explore creativity and expression through the use of movement and music.
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