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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.


A software company called BeMe is working on a new app that takes a holistic view of things like sleep, nutrition, environment, and other factors to deliver rich, individual insights that help connect the dots between your child and the unknown.They are offering a free year of service for parents of Autistic children in exchange for completing a 10-minute survey. There is also an opportunity to join their Parent Advisory Group for those who are interested in providing more in-depth feedback to help shape the future of the product.


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
Foundation Play Therapy Training Days, May 9-20, June 13-24, August 1-12
Temple talks about Early Education, Dr. Temple Grandin, Resheduled to May 24, 2022

Vitamin N(ature): An OT's Prescription, May 25, 2022

The Call for Patient Reported Outcome Measures: Using the COPM, June 1, 2022

The Rollercoaster of Entrepreneurship, June 8, 2022

Safety Accidents Happen With Our Clients, Here’s What to Do About It, June 15, 2022


nild Canada Presents



Scholar's Choice Free Webinars



Sensational Brain: Creators of BrainWorks Products

Ethical Foundations Webinar Package


Therapro Webinars

How can OT's help with bike Riding, June 7, 2022

Tips to Help Switch Users Stay Engaged with Learning Activities, August 15, 2022

Stimulating the Proprioceptive Sense, September 20, 2022

Is My Child a Picky Eater or a Problem Feeder?, September 27, 2022

Developmental Milestones: How to Know When a Child Needs Extra Support, October 18, 2022


Jack Hirose & Associates Courses

Emotional and Binge Eating, Chronic Dieting and Shame: What Clinicians and Educators Needs to Know, May 13, 2022

Understanding and Treating Core Shame in Trauma Treatment: A Neurophysiological Approach, May 19-20, 2022

The Virtual Western Canadian Child & Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Conference, May 25, 2022

The Virtual Western Canadian Trauma & Mental Health Conference, June 1, 2022

The Neuropsychology of Learning Disabilities: Developing Evidenced-Based Writing, Reading, and Math Interventions, June 7, 2022

The Anxiety Compass: The Ultimate Process to Helping Children and Teens Tame Anxiety Gremlins, June 8, 2022

Smart But Scattered: Building Executive Skills with Children and Adolescents, June 9, 2022

Blending Indigenous Approaches to Treating Trauma and Mental Health Disorders Conference, June 22, 2022

2 Day CBT Skills Training Intensive, July 14-15, 2022


Vital Links

Astronaut Training – A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol – Live Webinar, May 15-16, 2022

Quickshifts–Revolutionizing the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment, May 20, 2022


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
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)