CTN's team of parent mentors, service navigators and local team facilitators have compiled the resources below for children and youth with disabilities and developmental needs.
Helpful tips and resources for families during this extraordinary time.
Caregiver Support from Easter Seals Ontario
World Health Organization (WHO) Healthy Parenting Tips During COVID-19
Empowering Ability - Resources for Families Who Have Children with Disabilities
Tips for Explaining Pandemic to Children
York Support Services Network Support Sessions and Community Resources
Kerry's Place Resources
Autism Ontario Resources
Psychology Today - Tips to Support Children with Autism During Difficult Times
Holland Bloorview - Family Tip Sheet
Holland Blooview - Coronavirus Resources for Families
Prevention Tips in American Sign Language (ASL)
The Mighty - Keeping your Child Safe During this Time
Partners for Planning (P4P) Tips for Connecting During Social Distancing
Community Living Virtual Resource Directory
7 Strategies for Supporting Children with Autism in Difficult Times
SickKids- About Kids Health- COVID-19 Resources for Kids
Autism.org Resources for Children with autism
Supporting families as distance learning happens at home.
Educational Tools and Resources from Mackenzie Health Centre for Behavioural Health Services
Activities for Kids at Home
Ideas and tips for entertaining the kids at home with educational websites, virtual recreation programs, live videos at your favourite museums and family fun.
Empower Simcoe Family Links
Kinark Autism Services Resource Kits for Children with Autism
Autism Ontario List of Family Fun and Kids Programs
30 Creative Activities for Kids from Apple
40 Field Trips That Kids Can Take from the Couch
Dr. Seuss Activities, Recipes and Games for families
Mental Health Resources and Support
New online resources and support for families across Ontario.
York Region District School Board
Ministry of Health Added Supports
These social stories explain difficult ideas and concepts with images and simple language.
Easter Seals - using Picture Communication Symbols (PCS)
Explaining Pandemics - Older Kids
Sesame Street- Tips for Sharing COVID-19 Information with Children
Coronavirus Book for Kids
Social Story for Older Teens and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities
MindHeart Kids Social Story - English
MindHeart Kids Social Story - Alternate Languages
"Time to Come in Bear" - Video about Social Distancing
If you have resources to share with our team, please email them to Heather Hamilton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: These links are for reference only. It is not intended as a recommendation or endorsement of organizations, news sources, policies or political parties, or as a comprehensive resource list.