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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
LDAHH Programs
Autism Ontario
OSOT Professional Development Events

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

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

Residential Rehab for TBI: How It Works and Why It Works, September 29, 2021

En-AGE Speaker Series: Changes in Community Mobility - Driving, September 30, 2021

Championing the Movement to Advance Occupational Therapy as an Essential Healthcare Solution in Ontario, November 3, 2021

Let’s Chat – Avoid These Common Auto Insurance Practice Pitfalls!, November 4, 2021

“Has There Been a Change?”: Early Identification of Functional Decline in Older Adults, November 5, 2021


Vital Links Presents

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

Quickshifts - Revolutionizing the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment, October 15, 2021

Building Blocks for Sensory Integration, October 22-23, 2021

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

nild Canada Presents

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

Ask Temple with Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Temple Grandin, October 11, 2021

Autism & My Path Through Life, Dr. Temple Grandin, October 25, 2021


Jack Hirose & Associates

2 Day Skills Training Intensive: Working with Oppositional, Defiant and Anger Issues with Children and Adolescents, November 15-16, 2021 - Richmond, BC    AND       November 29-30, 2021 - Edmonton, AB

Helping Anxious Kids at School and at Home, November 17-18, 2021

Over Thirty Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems, November 22, 2021

The Anxiety Compass: The Ultimate Process to Help Children and Teens Tame Anxiety Gremlins, Novr 23, 2021 Calgary  AND  Nov 25, 2021 Saskatoon  AND  Nov 26, 2021 Winnipeg

Working with Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: Proven and Practical Interventions to Address Challenging Behaviours, December 1, 2021


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)