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At Toys, Tools and Treasures, we want to hep connect you to the kind of information that can help you achieve your goals and improve your quality of life...both personal and professional. We are happy to post information and resources that we think may be of value to you.

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Did you know about McMaster Children’s Hospital’s free 8-session workshops for moms and dads of children under 6 years? This program runs several times each year in the Hamilton area. Workshops offered include:


o  Right From the Start for moms and dads of infants under 24 months


o  COPEing with Toddler Behaviour for moms and dads of toddlers 12-36 months old


o  Circle of Security Parent Group for moms and dads of children 1-6 years (Circle of Security video:

Visit more information or to register using link to the Workshop Registration Form or contact Julie Ellis at or 905-521-2100 ext. 77406.

Offered by Learning Disabilities Association of Halton throughout the year.

Presented by the Integra Program through the Child Development Institute. 
All Workshops are FREE to parents and are made possible by an Ontario Ministry of Education Parents Reaching Out Grant. Refreshments will be offered. Register at
View all workshops here: /shopping/images/lecture%20series%202015.pdf

A Creative Day Program for Intellectually Disabled Adults
Camelot Centre, 4223 Spruce Avenue, Burlington
Contact: Bonnie Sylvia, 905-632-2396 or
Available to adults with an intellectual disability with a moderate to high level of independence (over the age of 20)

Learn more about Peta scissors:
WPS unlocking potential:
UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education:
SOS Workshops:
Children's Mental Health Ontario:
The Attachment Network of Manitoba:
Brain Works Global Inc:


ldah Lecture Series Workshop: "Breathe STRONG: How Mindfulness Can Help Calm Your Home”

Presenter: Alison Brindle

April 4, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Who Should Come? Workshops are primarily designed for parents/caregivers of children with Learning Disabilities. Family members are also welcome.

This workshop will focus on:

1) Introducing you to what mindfulness is and isn’t

2) Delving into the science behind stress and why mindfulness can stop the process

3) Introducing you to why mindfulness is great for parents and children alike

4) Teaching you some basic ‘First Aid’ techniques to calm yourself when life is getting out of control

5) Discussing when we might use mindfulness in our lives as a technique to calm our home


Autism Ontario Mississauga Workshop:

Helping Parents be heard by Ontario School Boards

A workshop hosted by Educational Consultant, Ed Mahony

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018

10AM – 3PM

Location: Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Mississauga/West

290 Derry Road West, Mississauga, ON

Cost $10


Rx for Discovery Writing – Pre-Conference Course

April 19 @ 8:30 AM - April 20 @ 5:00 PM

Registration Deadline: April 12, 2018

This two-day lecture and laboratory course is designed to train teachers to provide written language intervention in a group setting. Rx for Discovery Writing is specifically intended for students in grades 4-12 whose basic written expression skills are below expected standards. Rx for Discovery Writing builds and strengthens grammar and writing mechanics, semantics, syntax, and composition writing skills with an emphasis on the writing process.

Homewood Suites by Hilton®

45 Benjamin Road, St. Jacobs, ON N2V 2G8

Registered Educational Therapist: $495.00 (price goes up to $570 on March 24)

Non-therapist: $550.00 (price goes up to $625 on March 24)

** Register for this course and our Annual Conference and receive am additional $75 off the course price!

NILD Canada Annual Conference 2018 – St. Jacobs, ON

April 20 @ 6:00 PM - April 21 @ 5:00 PM

The Executive Brain – Cognition, Perception & Emotion


Homewood Suites by Hilton®

45 Benjamin Road, St. Jacobs, ON N2V 2G8



Sensory processing, trauma and attachment informed care

Presenter: Tina Champagne, PhD

Mississauga, Ontario

Friday, April 20 to Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Registration rates: Registration and payment completed between December 14, 2017 and March 7, 2018

Registration deadline: March 7, 2018


Self-Regulation: Pathway to Learning

Speaker: Kim Bartel OTR

April 24, 2018

St. Catherines, ON -8:30 am to 4:30 pm

John Michaels Banquet & Conference Centre

Contact Patti McGillivary OT4KIDS

Canadian Association for Play Therapy (CAPT) presents

Responding to Trauma Using Play Therapy - 3 day Certificate

May 4th to 6th

Early Bird Pricing until March 31st

Doubletree Hotel,

Niagara Falls, ON

Occupation and trauma: Expanding Occupational Therapy practice

Toronto, Ontario

Thursday, May 3 to Friday, May 4, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Presenters: Megan Edgelow, MSc, OT Reg. (Ont.), Heidi Cramm, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Registration deadline: March 7, 2018



Beginner Keyboarding Classes

Classe dates: Saturday, April 7th – Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 (No Class May 19th)

LDA-Halton Resource Centre (Rotary Youth Centre) – 560 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario

Using Ultrakey 6 software and a trained, enthusiastic instructor, children 8-13 years old will be engaged and taught to type while reinforcing good posture and correct fingering.

*Computers Provided*

NEW!We are pleased to offer a 2nd Session for the Spring time-frame due to the increased demand for this program!



 Fun on Wheels! The Effects of Seating and Mobility Interventions on Early Movement, Play and Reflex Activity in the Pediatric Population

Sheila Buck B.Sc., OT Reg. (Ont.)

May 30, 2018 8 am – 4 pm

Jubilee Pavilion Banquet & Conference Centre

55 Lakeview Park Avenue

Oshawa, ON L1J 7Z2

Register Today!

Early Bird Deadline: May 1st




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