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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

NILD Educational Therapy Level I

Digital Residency - July 19-28, 2021


OSOT Professional Development Events

Return to Work Strategies for Complex Situations, October 6, 2021

En-AGE: Growing in Senior Citizenship, October 28, 2021


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

August 9-20, 2021


Vital Links Presents

Quickshifts: Revolutionizing the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment, July 21, 2021

Exploring Auditory Defensiveness: A Comprehensive Approach to Assessment and Treatment, August 10-24, 2021

Therapeutic Listening: Listening with the Whole Body, September 18-19, 2021

Astronaut Training – A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol – Live Webinar, September 26-27, 2021

Learning to be Powerfully You – Live Webinar, October 8-9, 2021

From Eyesight to Insight – Visual and Vestibular Assessment and Treatment – Live Webinar, November 14-15, 2021

nild Canada Presents

FIE Basic I Course | ONLINE, August 9-13, 2021

Rx Week: The 3 R’s Summer Blast ONLINE, August 16-21, 2021

Rx for Math, September 21-25, 2021

Executive Function Workshop, October 2, 2021

Rx for Reading, October 12-16, 2021

Rx for Math II, November 2-6, 2021

Rx for Writing, November 30-December 4, 2021


Sensational Brain Webinars

Ethical Foundations Webinar Package


Future Horizon Webinars

Basic Animal Behaviour, Dr. Temple Grandin, July 27, 2021

Autism: Back to School & Work after Lockdown, Dr. Jim Ball & Kristie Lofland, August 6, 2021

The Autistic Brain, Dr. Temple Grandin, August 18, 2021

Preparing for the Unexpected, Edie Lau, August 25, 2021

Educating all kinds of minds, Dr. Temple Grandin, August 31, 2021


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)