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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 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.


The Hamilton Spectator "You're not a teacher but here are some tips on learning at home" by Jason Allen, Thurs, May 7, 2020
Time Timer Free Download  - Find it on the App Store or Google Play - For a limited time
Learning without Tears Writing Prompts Free Download Click here
Learning without Tears "Handwriting Lesson - Teaching Proper Crayon Grip"  Click here

Webinar Series: Examining Online Safety, presented by Autism Ontario

May 5, May 28, June 9, 2021


Core Skills Program, offered by ldahh

8 week program - April 26-June 25, 2021

Brochure here; Intake Form here


Out with Aggression! Free Workshop - How to Stop Your Boy's Aggression, by Tosha Schore, register by May 7, 2021


OSOT Professional Development Events

CAT Criteria and the Role of the OT in CAT Assessment, May 5, 2021

Developing Cognitive Skills Through Play, May 19, 2021

Eating Disorders: For You; For Your Practice, May 26, 2021

Setting it Straight! Can You Achieve Postural Alignment Through Complex Seating and Mobility Systems? June 3-4, 2021

Delirium: A New Quality Standard - What It Means for Occupational Therapists, June 9, 2021

Are You Practicing Psychotherapy? A Guide to OTs Working in Ontario, June 16, 2021

Introduction to Occupational Performance Coaching, June 21, 2021


Autism Ontario Programs

Virtual Young Children Music Program (ages 4-7), May 5-June 23, 2021

Virtual Youth Music Program (ages 8-12), May 5-June 23, 2021

Virtual Teen Music Program (ages 13-17), May 3-June 28, 2021

Virtual Adult Music Program (ages 18+), May 3-June 28, 2021

Hamilton ONLY - Virtual Adult Arts Program (ages 16+), May 3-June 28, 2021

FRENCH, Providing Choices to Reduce Unwanted Behaviour, with Crystal Willet, May 7, 2021

Teaching Social Competencies in School, Home and Community and Why Managing Anxiety is Part of This Process, May 12, 2021

Central West - Virtual Adult Game Night (ages 18+), May 22, 2021

Introduction to Autism & Autism Ontario, for Caregivers, May 25, 2021

Introduction to Autism & Autism Ontario, for Professionals, May 26, 2021

Central West & Toronto - Virtual Adult Arts Program (ages 18+), May 26-June 30, 2021

For Adolescents: Technical Safety Online - Do's and Don'ts, May 28, 2021

For Adolescents: Social Safety and Positive Interactions, June 9, 2021


CAPT Foundation Play Therapy Training - Full Day On-line Instructor Led Courses

May 3-14, 2021

June 14-25, 2021

August 9-20, 2021


Sensational Brain Webinars

LIVE: Highly Engaging Telehealth Sessions in K-5 (Using Zoom), May 6, 2021

LIVE: Childhood Trauma and Executive Function Deficits, May 15, 2021

LIVE: Delving into Dyslexia: Identifying and Supporting Students, May 18, 2021

Ethical Foundations Webinar Package


Offrir des choix afin de réduire les comportements non désirés, FRENCH, presented by Autism Ontario

May 7, 2021


Stronger Together, for youth 14-24 with suspected/diagnosed learning disabilities, presented by ldahh, May 12, 2021


Future Horizon Webinars

Adults on the Autism Spectrum (Employment, Volunteer jobs, College, Interviews), Dr. Temple Grandin, May 17, 2021

Basic Animal Behavior, Dr. Temple Grandin, June 8, 2021

Educating All Kinds of Minds, Dr. Temple Grandin, June 25, 2021


Free Webinars by Therapro

Are Sensory Sensitivities Interfering with Learning? Strategies for Evaluation and Treatment, May 11, 2021

Get Up and Go! Motivating Children with SPD to Get Unplugged and Physically Active, June 1, 2021

The Role of Occupational Therapy in Postsecondary Transition Planning, June 22, 2021


"Rx for Writing - Online" presented by nild Canada

May 11-15, 2021


Therapeutic Listening: Listening with the Whole Body, offered by Vital Links

May 14-15, 2021


The 2020 National Brain Injury Conference

June 2-4, 2021

Ottawa, ON

See here


Home Educators of New Brunswick - Conference

June 11-12, 2021

More info here


LDAHH’s Summer Camp 2021

Register here


NILD Educational Therapy Level I, II, & III Course

June 21-July 28, 2021

August 9-13, 2021
Jack Hirose & Associates present "Best Mindfulness Tools for Clients" On-Demand Webinar
Raising Your Strong Willed Child - A Free Interview Series Hosted by Sonali Vongchursiri
Register here
A Primer for OT's New to Working in School Settings
Free Weekly Webinars by Scholar's Choice - Register here
Concussion Training Course for Parents/Caregivers (E-Learning)
More info here
Free Workshop - Calm the Chaos
Stop your child's unwanted behaviour before it even starts
Register here
Autism Ontario
Sensational Brain: Creators of BrainWorks Products
Live Webinars offered; Register here
Therapro Webinars
Check out the dates and links here
Understanding the Relationship Between Sensory Integration and the Suck-Swallow-Breathe Synchrony Webinar, Watch it here


Camelot Centre - A Creative Day Program for Intellectually Disabled Adults
Community Living Toronto has 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.
Jack Hirose & Associates - Offers workshops, conferences and webinars
Learning Disabilities Association of Halton offers workshops throughout the year
Maker Kids  Empowering the makers of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world
McMaster Children’s Hospital’s offers free workshops for families.  See their catalogue for details.
Scholar's Choice Free Weekly Webinars Click here


Please see below for articles that might interest you.
The Hamilton Spectator, Monday, April 6, 2020
Brain Injury Canada "30 ways to entertain yourself during social distancing"
Click here
Maker Kids "Things to do at home with your kids" Click here
Brain Injury Canada "Weekly Challenges During Physical Distancing" Click here
Brain Injury Canada "A Guide for Mental Health During COVID-19" Click here
NILD Canada "Help! School is out!  Now What?!?" Click here
NILD Canada
Integrative Listening Systems
Maker Kids CEO
Maker Kids
(The Hamilton Spectator, Thursday, January 16, 2020)
Lori Borgman, Tribune News Service
Heartspace Physical Therapy for Children
Check out Shelley Mannell's blog here
(The Toronto Star, Tuesday, October 29, 2019)
Jennifer Breheny Wallace, The Washington Post
(CBC news)
(The Hamilton Spectator, Monday, September, 9, 2019)
Sherry Barrett
(The Hamilton Spectator, Monday, September 9, 2019)
Mayo Clinic News Network
(The Hamilton Spectator, Tuesday, August 20, 2019)
Adrienne Wichard-Edds, The Washington Post
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)