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At Toys, Tools and Treasures, we want to help 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.

Are you aware of any upcoming courses, conferences or workshops that might be of interest to parents, teachers or therapist? Would you like to share information about community programs or services that you found helpful? Please send us an email with information about the educational event and we will include it on our website. Please include links, brochures and/or registration forms when possible.

Please see below for articles that might interest you.

Spring Sensory Issues: Why your child may be worse in the spring

Preschool screen time linked to behaviour problems: study
(The Canadian Press, April 17, 2019)

How to help your kids form healthy relationships
(The Toronto Star, April 17, 2019)

The power of listening to a boy
(The Washington Post, April 11, 2019)

Fecal transplant helps improve behaviour in kids with autism
(The Hamilton Spectator, Thursday, April 25, 2019)

In a bad mood? Exercise can help.
(The Hamilton Spectator, Saturday, February 16, 2019)

5 Ways to teach your kids empathy, according to a neuroscientist

These parenting moves make the difference for kids screen time
(The Toronto Star, Thursday, January 10, 2019)

No, teenagers are not lazy for sleeping in
(The Toronto Star, Friday, December 28, 2018)

Shampoo, toothpaste, soap may be linked to early puberty, study finds
(The Toronto Star, Friday, December 28, 2018)

12 tips to make sure family dinners happen
(The Hamilton Spectator, Tuesday, December 11, 2018)

Old school toys vs. high-tech gifts: here's some advice
(The Hamilton Spectator, Tuesday, December 11, 2018)


Maker Kids
Empowering the makers of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world
See their website.

Autism Ontario: 2019 One to One Summer Support Worker Reimbursement Fund
Need support so your child with ASD can go to summer camp?  Apply by May 31, 2019

LDAH Assistive Technology Program - Assistive Technology for older students in 2019!  Starting in February 2019, the key focus of this program will be "Writing for Success" and due to the demand for this program, it has been adapted to include a course for Grades 4 to 6 and the new addition of a course for older students in Grades 6 to 9. 

Community Living Toronto, in partnership with other Developmental Service agencies and Moovit, one of the world’s leading mobile app developers, have launched a new travel training app called Discover My Route. The app is designed specifically to help people with an intellectual or developmental disability to use transit with more confidence and independence.

Free drop-in play group for children with Cerebral Palsy (Age 0-3)
See link for flyer on program details.

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

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)

Jack Hirose & Associates
Since 1998, Jack Hirose and Associates has provided quality training to more than 55,000 mental health professionals in Canada and the United States.  Our mission is to offer effective and stimulating training opportunities that respond to the ever changing needs of counsellors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, medical doctors, teachers, mental health professionals and more.
See their website for a full list of workshops, conferences and webinars.
HeartSpace Physical Therapy for Children
HeartSpace PT for Children is proud to be a member of Kids Therapy Circle, along with OT4Kids and Speech In Motion.  For a full list of Online Courses, please go to
For a list of all Upcoming Courses, please go to


Check out their multi-day discount

Vital Links Webinar: Sharpening Focus - Fine Tuning Therapeutic Listening Progressions

July 12, 2019

Butterfly Paediatric Therapy

Butterfly Print Magic

Wednesdays 9:00-10:15 or 10:45-12:00; July 3-August 28, 2018

A magical themed printing group designed for children aged 4-9 years who are demonstrating difficulty with printing skills

Butterfly Paediatric Therapy

Introduction to Kids Yoga

Wednesdays 5:00-5:45pm; July 3 - August 21, 2019

Introduction to Kids Yoga is a unique and inclusive program tailored to children ages 5-12 with physical, neurological and mental health challenges.

NILD Canada: NILD Educational Therapy Level I, II, III Courses

June 24-July 26, 2019 at Redeemer University, Ancaster, ON

Check out link

Vital Links: Live Webinar - Astronaut Training: A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol

July 28-29, 2019

Check out the link for more information.

NILD Canada: Rx for Writing

August 21-24, 2019 at Waterloo, ON

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Dynamic Core for Kids Part One:Treating Core Stability in Children with Challenges

September 21-22, 2019 @ APTA Montana/Wyoming

October 18-19, 2019 @ Fraser Valley Child Development Centre

Therapists document challenges with core stability in the majority of children who are experiencing motor challenges, regardless of diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), hypotonia, etc. Join us for an exciting 2-day course that integrates current theory and practice in pediatric treatment with a systems approach that is anchored in a neuromuscular model of core recruitment, using breathing as an access point for all children. Practical application of the information will primarily address children over 2 years of age.

See more information.


NILD Canada: Rx for Math

September 26-October 5, 2019 at Waterloo, ON

Check out link

Playful Strides Therapy Inc presents Feeding Course: Get Permission Approach to Pediatric Feeding Intervention

October 18-20, 2019 @ Oakville, ON

Marsha Dunn Klein presenter

October 18-19, 2019 @ Fraser Valley Child Development Centre, Abbotsford, BC

This 2-day course integrates current theory and practice in pediatric treatment with a systems approach that is anchored in a neuromuscular model of core recruitment, using breathing as an access point for all children. Practical application of the information will primarily address children over 2 years of age.

The Canadian Mental Health Summit: Advanced Interventions and Strategies for Frontline Professionals

November 20-22, 2019

A Neufeld Institute Conference | Emotional Health and Well-Being: Towards Flourishing Children and Youth

November 25-27, 2019

Ontario CEC's 63rd Annual Special Education Conference

Well-being, Equity and Success for all

November 29-30, 2019


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