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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.

Autism Ontario's 2020 March Break Reinbursement Application
Do you need support so your child with ASD can attend a March Break program or camp?
Register here

Please see below for articles that might interest you.

(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)


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.

Maker Kids  - Empowering the makers of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world

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

Sensational Brain: Creators of BrainWorks Products
Live Webinars offered; Register here


Free Workshop - Calm the Chaos
Stop your child's unwanted behaviour before it even starts
Register here

Autism Ontario Articles and Webinars

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

OSOT Upcoming Workshops and Events

Help your sensory child like you've never been able to before
Sensory Solutions Classroom

Maker Kids TDSB PA Day Camps for 2019-2020
LDAHH presents "Parents Advocacy Workshops: An Introduction to Advocacy and I.E.P.'s"

Workshop Dates: January 22, May 4 @ 7-9pm

More info here

Autism Ontario presents a Live Webinar 'Collaborative and Proactive Solutions: The Essentials of Raising a Human Being"

January 27, 2020 @ 12:00-1:00pm

Register here

Treating Anxiety Using Family Play Therapy, Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation for Children and Families

February 7-9, 2020 at Guelph, ON

More info here

Vital Links presents "Quickshifts - Revolutionizing the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment - Live Webinar with recording"

February 13, 2020

Register here


NILD Canada presents Rx for Math
Online and onsite February 13 - 22, 2020
Register here

Using Sand in Play Therapy

March 20-22, 2019 @ Burlington, ON

See flyer here

Register here

Defying Gravity: Understanding and Treating Children with Low Tone

March 30-31, 2020 @ Community Options, Edmonton  More info here

September 12-13, 2020 @ PABC, Vancouver  More info here

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

April 25-26, 2020 @ Sandford Medical Centre, Fargo  More info here

The 2020 National Brain Injury Conference

April 30-May 1, 2020

Ottawa, ON

See here

NILD Canada presents Rx for Reading

Online and onsite May 13 - 23, 2020

Register here

Dynamic Core for Kids Part Two: Stability in Action

May 30-31, 2019 @ Nanaimo Child Development Centre, Nanaimo  

More info here

CAPT Foundation Play Therapy Training

July 6 - August 14, 2020@ Toronto

More info here


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