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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.


Temporary Changes to eligible expenses with Government of Ontario Special Services at Home Funding
Click here for more details
The Hamilton Spectator "You're not a teacher but here are some tips on learning at home" by Jason Allen, Thurs, May 7, 2020
LDAHH offers "Emergency Response E-tutoring Program" for free - Click here
Time Timer Free Download  - Find it on the App Store or Google Play - For a limited time
The Hamilton Spectator, Monday, April 6, 2020
Brain Injury Canada "30 ways to entertain yourself during social distancing"
Click here
Learning without Tears Writing Prompts Free Download
Click here
Scholar's Choice Free Weekly Webinars
Click here
Maker Kids Virtual STEM  Camps
Click here
Maker Kids "Things to do at home with your kids"
Click here
NILD Canada "Help! School is out!  Now What?!?"
Click here
Learning without Tears "Handwriting Lesson - Teaching Proper Crayon Grip"
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
Jack Hirose & Associates presents
"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
July 28, 2020 Self-Care with Flair! A Step-by-Step Guide to Successfully Teaching Self-Care skills to Children with Disabilities
August 11, 2020 Assistive Technology Tools and Tips
August 25, 2020 Every Brain is Different: How to help kids with Disgraphia
Understanding the Relationship Between Sensory Integration and the Suck-Swallow-Breathe Synchrony Webinar, Watch it here
Maker Kids Summer Camps
Register here
Early Intervention with Dr. Temple Grandin on July 9, 2020
with Raun Melmed on July 10, 2020
with Mary Wrobel on July 14, 2020
with Dr. Temple Grandin on July 16, 2020
with Harley Steiner on July 17, 2020
with Marlo Thurman on July 22, 2020
with Diane Bahr on July 23, 2020
with the Sheahan Family on July 24, 2020
with Dr. Temple Grandin on July 30, 2020

Vital Links presents "Therapeutic Listening - Listening with the Whole Body - Live Webinar with Recording"

September 18-19, 2020
November 15-16, 2020
Heartspace Physical Therapy for Children presents "Foundation for Function"
Vital Links presents "Core Connections - Exploring the Core's Developmental Roots - Live Webinar with Recording"
July 10, 2020
Register here

Vital Links Presents a Live Webinar on "Astronaut Training: A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol"

July 26-27, 2020

October 18-19, 2020

Register here


Therapro presents "Assistive Technology Tools and Tips"

August 8, 2020 @ 9-11am EST

Register here


Vital Links presents "Posture and Movement"

September 23, 2020

Register here


Defying Gravity: Understanding and Treating Children with Low Tone

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


NILD Canada presents "Rx for Writing"

June 10-13, 2020

Register here


Forbrain presents Webinar: Using Forbrain with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

June 16, 2020 OR June 17, 2020


TheraBounce: Rebound Therapy Course Practitioner Level 2

June 18-19, 2020 @Toronto, ON

Course Poster here

More info and register here


NILD Canada presents NILD Educational Therapy Level I, II, III courses - Online

June 22-July 24, 2020

Register here


CAPT Foundation Play Therapy Training

July 6 - August 14, 2020@ Toronto

More info here


Therapro presents "Supporting Students in the School who have experienced Trauma: Integrating Sensory, Regulation and Relationship"

September 26, 2020

Register here


The 2020 National Brain Injury Conference - POSTPONED UNTIL

June 2-4, 2021

Ottawa, ON

See here


Home Educators of New Brunswich - Conference

June 11-12, 2021

More info 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.


Please see below for articles that might interest you.
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)