Professor Owl’s Book Corner, May, 22nd 2021

 

Welcome to the May..22nd 2021 Weekly Issue of Professor Owl’s Book Corner Newsletter where in addition to supporting those with special needs and learning challenges, we are also committed to being more focused on YA New Adult reading and literacy. We will be featuring tips from a certified literacy tutor to help make your reading experience the best it can be.

We will also be encouraging young writers with tips, writing exercises and we will still be updating our Community News Boards with the latest news from Variety Village and The March of Dimes will find our new section on the Environment, Nature, and Climate Change 

Please feel free to give us your feedback on our new issue, also send us any ideas you may have to help Professor Owl’s Book Corner be all that it can be. We look forward to hearing from you and bringing you a new, and more interesting newsletter.

featured-article

Professor Owl’s Book Corner’s main goal has always held true since we started this newsletter ten years ago.  That goal was to help promote books, literacy, and activities for children with special needs. We hope to assist children and young adults with learning and health challenges, believe that anything possible.  We hope to show examples of how some young people have achieved their dreams. We also want to share resources of where to get the tools by showcasing organizations that are available to you, this week we sre featuring the Canadian Children’s Helpline that has helped many young people during the Covid19 shutdowns.and have helped many more who have reached out to them over the years when they have had no where else to go.

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, National Support Services of Canada

Their professional counseling, information, referrals, and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.

Our service is completely confidential — you don’t even have to tell us your name if you don’t want to. Find out more.

Canada launches new Climate Kids interactive website to …

The next generations of Canadians—our children and grandchildren—will be vital to the protection and conservation of the environment. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, was joined by curious young minds at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School to launch Climate Kids, an interactive website for children. Climate Kids focuses on empowering children …

 

https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/news/2017/08/...

26 Ways Kids Can Protect the Environment! The bullets below have been taken from a kid’s environmental education program. It is very nice to see that kids in the 21st century learn environmentally friendly lifestyles from the very early days! 1) Precycle – attempt to reduce waste before it becomes waste.

How can kids protect the environment?

26 Ways Kids Can Protect the Environment! – WeHaveKids …

wehavekids.com/parenting/26-ways-your-kids-can-help-pr…

 

 

 

by
Jessica S. Olson


Isda does not exist. At least not beyond the opulent walls of the opera house.

Cast into a well at birth for being one of the magical few who can manipulate memories when people sing, she was saved by Cyril, the opera house’s owner. Since that day, he has given her sanctuary from the murderous world outside. All he asks in return is that she uses her power to keep ticket sales high—and that she stays out of sight. For if anyone discovers she survived, Isda and Cyril would pay with their lives.

But Isda breaks Cyril’s cardinal rule when she meets Emeric Rodin, a charming boy who throws her quiet, solitary life out of balance. His voice is unlike any she has ever heard, but the real shock comes when she finds in his memory’s hints of a way to finally break free of her gilded prison.

Haunted by this possibility, Isda spends more and more time with Emeric, searching for answers in his music and his past. But the price of freedom is steeper than Isda could ever know. For even as she struggles with her growing feelings for Emeric, she learns that to take charge of her own destiny, she must become the monster the world tried to drown in the first place.
This was one of my best reads of this year, it was very beautifully written, with great characters and storyline. Simply great for Y/A readers. I understand this was the first book by this writer. it kept my attention right up to the very last page, I look forward to reading more of Jessica Olson’s books.

Books are available from www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.com
and www.kobo.com.

Writing prompts are a wonderful way to kick-start your creativity and generate ideas. There isn’t a right or wrong way to respond, just be honest, be creative, and use your imagination

“I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at alltheflowers and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.” ~Anne Lamott

Spring is in the air! Using your five senses write about what sights, sounds etc. you enjoy most about the spring season?

“Discover how to visit the past and bring yesterday’s stories into our lives today” ~ Gillian Hovell.

 

Writing Prompt…A picture is worth a thousand words…

 

You are an archaeologist from the year 3021 and your excavation is believed to be circa 2021 (your city/town). Describe what artifacts and structures you find; what do these tell you about this “ancient” society?

 Get creative, write, and more importantly have fun! 🙂

Writing Books for Young Writers

If you’re a young writer just starting out but have been feeling a little stuck about how to write your first novel you are in luck here are two books that give you friendly, easy to understand, and well-tested advice on how to write your first best-seller!

Book #Review of Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book? by Ally Carter

For young writers or those who are still trying to find their writing style, this book is perfect! New York Times Best-selling author of the Gallagher Girls, Heist Society, and Embassy Row series Ally Carter’s voice is like that of a good friend, she answers questions you have always wondered about writing are answered in this book. Ally Carter helps you focus on learning and growing as a writer but most of all she helps you focus on simply writing for the love of writing.   It also has great advice and answers to the most frequently asked writing questions from authors such as Shannon Hale, Maggie Stiefvater, Marie Lu, and Alan Gratz. It has something for everyone and to be honest, as an adult I loved it too!

Book #Review of Your First Novel: Revised and Expanded Edition by Ann Rittenberg, Laura Whitcomb, and Camille Goldin

If you are an aspiring young writer who wants to publish your first book, Your First Novel: Revised and Expanded Edition is a perfect guidebook for you. Some of the biggest challenges a writer faces often just boils down to a lack of knowledge. This book is an easy-to-understand how-to guide that which walks you through every step of the writing process. From creating a positive mindset, idea creation, POV, and writing dialogue to finding an agent and publishing. I loved the tone of the book; it was friendly and easy to read. The authors offer examples from well-known published books to illustrate each section as well as reading lists of other books that focus on that specific aspect of writing. I do not think they leave any aspect of the writing process out.

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  • Hours of Operation
    Toronto is in the Grey-Lockdown Zone
    . Variety is operating on reduced hours due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

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Sunday – Closed

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Keep up with what’s happening new programs, and communities we’re working in, impact stories, and how you can lend your voice to children and parents who need it most.

People of all ages and abilities are welcome at Variety Village, and whether you’re looking to improve your health and well-being or are training as an elite athlete, there’s something here for you.

  • Head Office/Main Location
    Variety Village
    3701 Danforth Avenue
    Scarborough, Ontario M1N 2G2

Phone: (416) 699 7167
Fax (416) 699 5752
info@varietyontario.ca

  • Hours of Operation
    Toronto is in the Grey-Lockdown Zone
    . Variety is operating on reduced hours due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

Monday – Friday: 12:00noon – 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday – Closed

People of all ages and abilities are welcome at Variety Village, and whether you’re looking to improve your health and well-being or are training as an elite athlete, there’s something here for you.

People of all ages and abilities are welcome at Variety Village, and whether you’re looking to improve your health and well-being or are training as an elite athlete, there’s something here for you.

Phone: (416) 699 7167
Fax (416) 699 5752
info@varietyontario.ca

  • Hours of Operation
    Toronto is in the Grey-Lockdown Zone
    . Variety is operating on reduced hours due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

Monday – Friday: 12:00noon – 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday – Closed

 

Newsletter Signup

Keep up with what’s happening new programs, and communities we’re working in, impact stories, and how you can lend your voice to children and parents who need it most.

People of all ages and abilities are welcome at Variety Village, and whether you’re looking to improve your health and well-being or are training as an elite athlete, there’s something here for you.

  • Head Office/Main Location
    Variety Village
    3701 Danforth Avenue
    Scarborough, Ontario M1N 2G2

Phone: (416) 699 7167
Fax (416) 699 5752
info@varietyontario.ca

  • Hours of Operation
    Toronto is in the Grey-Lockdown Zone . Variety is operating on reduced hours due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

Monday – Friday: 12:00noon – 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday – Closed

Newsletter Signup

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People of all ages and abilities are welcome at Variety Village, and whether you’re looking to improve your health and well-being or are training as an elite athlete, there’s something here for you.

  • Head Office/Main Location
    Variety Village
    3701 Danforth Avenue
    Scarborough, Ontario M1N 2G2

Phone: (416) 699 7167
Fax (416) 699 5752
info@varietyontario.ca

People of all ages and abilities are welcome at Variety Village, and whether you’re looking to improve your health and well-being or are training as an elite athlete, there’s something here for you.

  • Hours of Operation
    Toronto is in the Grey-Lockdown Zone . Variety is operating on reduced hours due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

Events are a great way for us to reach people across the country so we can network, share information, raise money, and have fun – sometimes all at once! From Rock for Dimes to Opening Doors for Accessibility, we host a variety of events for a variety of purposes. Find out about MODC’s Fundraising Events, Sporting Events, and Free Community Events.

 

​Sporting Events

Event Spotlight

OpportuniTEA with Kate Linder and Y&R Friends is in Calgary October 4th at the Westin Calgary. Funds raised support MODC’s Conductive Education program. Click here to buy your tickets before they are all sold out!

three people connectedto one heart icon

​Fundraising Events

   

MODC Partners

three people icon

Free Community Events

Person hitting a volleyball icon

 

​Sporting Events

 

Event Spotlight

spotlight icon

OpportuniTEA with Kate Linder and Y&R Friends is in Calgary on October 4th at the Westin Calgary. Funds raised support MODC’s Conductive Education program. Click here to buy your tickets before they are all sold out!

https://www.marchofdimes.ca/en-ca/events/events

 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is holland-bloorview-hospital-1.png

 

COMMUNITY EVENT

Sibling Workshop: Siblings and Parents Q&A

Date & Time

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Location

Details

Accessible Event

Free Event

This virtual Siblings and Parents Q&A Workshop is geared to siblings of people with disabilities (7 years old and up) and their parents/caregivers.

Attendees will:

• Meet a panel of 4 adult siblings who have a brother/sister/sibling with a disability. Their sibling might use various mobility aids, equipment, communication strategies, devices and/or writing aids

• Have the opportunity to join our Sibling Q&A (for siblings ages 7+) or Parent and Older Sibling (age 16+) Q&A to ask questions to the adult sibling panel, who will share their experiences and stories with the group

Siblings and Parents/Caregivers – Please send your questions in advance to Family Support Specialist Steph Moynagh at smoynagh@hollandbloorview.ca – thank you!

Topics include:

• How siblings felt when their brother/sister/sibling was diagnosed

• What siblings learn from their brother/sister/sibling with a disability

• What siblings worry about, or how the future might look

• How best to support siblings, including advocating for their sibling

• How they are supporting their sibling during COVID-19

Meet our Panel of Adult Siblings:

Daniel Scott – Daniel is an Early Childhood Educator and one of the Outpatient Playroom Administrators. He has a sister with Epilepsy who is 10 years older than him. Their favorite thing to do is watch horror movies together and scare each other.

Meghan Toswell – Meghan is a Social Worker at Holland Bloorview. She has a sister with Cerebral Palsy who is 18 months younger than her. Together, they like to listen to music and host dance parties!

Melissa Ngo – Melissa is a Family Support Specialist at Holland Bloorview. She has a brother with Autism who is two years younger than her. Together, they like to go on hikes and do arts and crafts!

Victoria Rombos – Victoria is the Sibling Support Program Coordinator and a Research Assistant at Holland Bloorview. She has a sister with global developmental delay, epilepsy, and medical complexities who is 4 years younger than her. Together, they like to try out fun snapchat filters and watch movies!

Please contact Family Support Specialist Stephanie Moynagh with any questions:

smoynagh@hollandbloorview.ca 416-425-6220 ext. 6146

pdf-iconFlyer for Family Workshop Siblings and Parents Q&A May 12th, 2021

Link to Register for Family Workshop Siblings and Parents Q&A

Related Events

This morning workshop is geared for families with children/youth aged 5-15 (youth not yet job searching)

This evening workshop is geared for families with children/youth aged 5-15 (youth not yet job searching)

Event Details

Webinar: What can I be when I grow up? Early strategies to promote employment inclusion

Webinar: Journey to Kindergarten: Transitions-based tips and resources for parents and caregivers of kids with disabilities

Sign up to receive helpful resources, breaking news, and special updates from Holland Bloorview.

Fax 416 425 6591 

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Please join us for a free virtual afternoon workshop facilitated by Holland Bloorview and the Toronto District School…

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Professor Owl’s Book Corner, May 7th, 2021

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Welcome to the May 7th. 2021 Weekly Issue of Professor Owl’s Book Corner Newsletter where in addition to supporting those with special needs and learning challenges, we are also committed to being more focused on YA/New Adult reading and literacy. We will be featuring tips from a certified literacy tutor to help make your reading experience the best it can be.

We will also be encouraging young writers with tips, writing exercises and we will still be updating our Community News Boards with the latest news from Variety Village and The March of Dimes will find our new section on the Environment, Nature, and Climate Change 

Professor Owl’s Book Corner’s main goal has always held true since we started this newsletter ten years ago.  That goal was to help promote books, literacy, and activities for children with special needs. We hope to assist children and young adults with learning and health challenges, believe that anything possible.  We hope to show examples of how some young people have achieved their dreams. We also want to share resources of where to get the tools by showcasing organizations that are available to you.

Please feel free to give us your feedback on our new issue, also send us any ideas you may have to help Professor Owl’s Book Corner be all that it can be. We look forward to hearing from you and bringing you a new, and more interesting newsletter.

Canada launches new Climate Kids interactive website to …

The next generations of Canadians—our children and grandchildren—will be vital to the protection and conservation of the environment. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, was joined by curious young minds at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School to launch Climate Kids, an interactive website for children. Climate Kids focuses on empowering children …

https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/news/2017/08/…

How can kids protect the environment?

26 Ways Kids Can Protect the Environment! The bullets below have been taken from a kids environmental education program. It is very nice to see that kids in the 21st century learn environmentally friendly lifestyle from the very early days! 1) Precycle – attempt to reduce waste before it becomes waste.

26 Ways Kids Can Protect the Environment! – WeHaveKids …

wehavekids.com/parenting/26-ways-your-kids-can-help-pr…

See all results for this question

Earth Rangers: Where kids go to save animals!

Earth Rangers is the kids’ conservation organization, dedicated to educating children and their families about biodiversity, inspiring them to adopt sustainable behaviours, and empowering them to become directly involved in protecting animals and their habitats. Contact us: membership@earthrangers.com | Have Questions? Read our F.A.Q.s

Member Sign In/Login · Missions · GET THE APP · Wildlife Adoptions · Podcasts · Wild Wire Blog

LOOK FOR NEXT WEEKS ISSUE, TO FIND MORE IN OUR SECTION FOR NATURE LOVERS

 

Wise Picks
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Rule of Wolves 

By Author, Leigh Bardugo

The wolves are circling, and a young king will face his greatest challenge in the explosive finale of the instant #1 New York Times–bestselling King of Scars Duology.

The Demon King. As Fjerda’s massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai Lantsov will summon every bit of his ingenuity and charm―and even the monster within―to win this fight. But a dark threat looms that cannot be defeated by a young king’s gift for the impossible.

The Stormwitch. Zoya Nazyalensky has lost too much to war. She saw her mentor die and her worst enemy resurrected, and she refuses to bury another friend. Now duty demands she embrace her powers to become the weapon her country needs. No matter the cost.

The Queen of Mourning. Deep undercover, Nina Zenik risks discovery and death as she wages war on Fjerda from inside its capital. But her desire for revenge may cost her country its chance at freedom and Nina the chance to heal her grieving heart.

King. General. Spy. Together they must find a way to forge a future in the darkness. Or watch a nation fall.er

I am a great fan of  Leigh Bardugo who uses her considerable talents to create intense scenes and throw shocking, sometimes devastating twists into the mix. I did not know how some of the characters would escape their plots, but Grisha magic is not to be messed with.

This author has mastered the art of using just the right words in her stories, that makes one feel as though they are right there with her characters in the action of the story

 I do hope this is not the last of this series, but am sure it will not be the end of this authors great writing,

Kobo.com All books available from http://www.amazon.ca, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.kobo.com,other fine book stores, and your local Public and School Libraries

Writing prompts are a wonderful way to kick-start your creativity and generate ideas. There isn’t a right or wrong way respond, just be honest, be creative and use your imagination!

“I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.” ~Anne Lamott

Spring is in the air! Using your five senses write about what sights, sounds etc. you enjoy most about the spring season?

“Discover how to visit the past and bring yesterday’s stories into our lives today” ~ Gillian Hovell.

Writing Prompt…A picture is worth a thousand words…

You are an archaeologist from the year 3021 and your excavation is believed to be circa 2021 (your city/town). Describe what artifacts and structures you find; what do these tell you about this “ancient” society?

 Get creative, write, and more importantly have fun! 🙂

Writing Books for Young Writers

If you’re a young writer just starting out but have been feeling a little stuck about how to write your first novel you are in luck here are two books that give you friendly, easy to understand and well tested advice on how to write your first best-seller!

Book #Review of Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book? by Ally Carter

For young writers or those who are still trying to find their writing style this book is perfect! New York Times Best-selling author of the Gallagher Girls, Heist Society, and Embassy Row series Ally Carter’s voice is like that of a good friend, she answers questions you have always wondered about writing are answered in this book. Ally Carter helps you focus on learning and growing as a writer but most of all she helps you focus on simply writing for the love of writing.   It also has great advice and answers to the most frequently asked writing questions from authors such as Shannon Hale, Maggie Stiefvater, Marie Lu and Alan Gratz. It has something for everyone and to be honest, as an adult I loved it too!

Book #Review of Your First Novel: Revised and Expanded Edition by Ann Rittenberg, Laura Whitcomb, and Camille Goldin

If you are an aspiring young writer who wants to publish your first book, Your First Novel: Revised and Expanded Edition is a perfect guidebook for you. Some of the biggest challenges a writer faces often just boils down to a lack of knowledge. This book is an easy-to-understand how-to guide that which walks you through every step of the writing process. From creating a positive mindset, idea creation, POV and writing dialogue to finding an agent and publishing. I loved the tone of the book; it was friendly and easy to read. The authors offer examples from well-known published books to illustrate each section as well as reading lists of other books that focus on that specific aspect of writing. I do not think they leave any aspect of the writing process out.



  • Head Office/Main Location
    Variety Village
    3701 Danforth Avenue
    Scarborough, Ontario M1N 2G2

Phone: (416) 699 7167
Fax (416) 699 5752
info@varietyontario.ca

  • Hours of Operation
    Toronto is in the Grey-Lockdown Zone . Variety is operating on reduced hours due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

Monday – Friday: 12:00noon – 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday – Closed

Newsletter Signup

Keep up with what’s happening new programs, and communities we’re working in, impact stories, and how you can lend your voice to children and parents who need it most.

People of all ages and abilities are welcome at Variety Village, and whether you’re looking to improve your health and well-being or are training as an elite athlete, there’s something here for you.

  • Head Office/Main Location
    Variety Village
    3701 Danforth Avenue
    Scarborough, Ontario M1N 2G2

Phone: (416) 699 7167
Fax (416) 699 5752
info@varietyontario.ca

  • Hours of Operation
    Toronto is in the Grey-Lockdown Zone . Variety is operating on reduced hours due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

Monday – Friday: 12:00noon – 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday – Closed

People of all ages and abilities are welcome at Variety Village, and whether you’re looking to improve your health and well-being or are training as an elite athlete, there’s something here for you.

People of all ages and abilities are welcome at Variety Village, and whether you’re looking to improve your health and well-being or are training as an elite athlete, there’s something here for you.

Phone: (416) 699 7167
Fax (416) 699 5752
info@varietyontario.ca

  • Hours of Operation
    Toronto is in the Grey-Lockdown Zone . Variety is operating on reduced hours due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

Monday – Friday: 12:00noon – 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday – Closed

Newsletter Signup

Keep up with what’s happening new programs, and communities we’re working in, impact stories, and how you can lend your voice to children and parents who need it most.

People of all ages and abilities are welcome at Variety Village, and whether you’re looking to improve your health and well-being or are training as an elite athlete, there’s something here for you.

  • Head Office/Main Location
    Variety Village
    3701 Danforth Avenue
    Scarborough, Ontario M1N 2G2

Phone: (416) 699 7167
Fax (416) 699 5752
info@varietyontario.ca

  • Hours of Operation
    Toronto is in the Grey-Lockdown Zone . Variety is operating on reduced hours due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

Monday – Friday: 12:00noon – 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday – Closed

Newsletter Signup

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People of all ages and abilities are welcome at Variety Village, and whether you’re looking to improve your health and well-being or are training as an elite athlete, there’s something here for you.

  • Head Office/Main Location
    Variety Village
    3701 Danforth Avenue
    Scarborough, Ontario M1N 2G2

Phone: (416) 699 7167
Fax (416) 699 5752
info@varietyontario.ca

People of all ages and abilities are welcome at Variety Village, and whether you’re looking to improve your health and well-being or are training as an elite athlete, there’s something here for you.

  • Hours of Operation
    Toronto is in the Grey-Lockdown Zone . Variety is operating on reduced hours due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

Events are a great way for us to reach people across the country so we can network, share information, raise money, and have fun – sometimes all at once! From Rock for Dimes to Opening Doors for Accessibility, we host a variety of events for a variety of purposes. Find out about MODC’s Fundraising Events, Sporting Events, and Free Community Events.

​Sporting Events

Event Spotlight

OpportuniTEA with Kate Linder and Y&R Friends is in Calgary October 4th at the Westin Calgary. Funds raised support MODC’s Conductive Education program. Click here to buy your tickets before they are all sold out!

three people connectedto one heart icon

​Fundraising Events

   

MODC Partners

three people icon

Free Community Events

Person hitting a volleyball icon



​Sporting Events

 

Event Spotlight

spotlight icon

OpportuniTEA with Kate Linder and Y&R Friends is in Calgary October 4th at the Westin Calgary. Funds raised support MODC’s Conductive Education program. Click here to buy your tickets before they are all sold out!

https://www.marchofdimes.ca/en-ca/events/events

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is holland-bloorview-hospital-1.png

COMMUNITY EVENT

Sibling Workshop: Siblings and Parents Q&A

Date & Time

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Location

Details

Accessible Event

Free Event

This virtual Siblings and Parents Q&A Workshop is geared to siblings of people with disabilities (7 years old and up) and their parents/caregivers.

Attendees will:

• Meet a panel of 4 adult siblings who have a brother/sister/sibling with a disability. Their sibling might use various mobility aids, equipment, communication strategies, devices and/or writing aids

• Have the opportunity to join our Sibling Q&A (for siblings ages 7+) or Parent and Older Sibling (age 16+) Q&A to ask questions to the adult sibling panel, who will share their experiences and stories with the group

Siblings and Parents/Caregivers – Please send your questions in advance to Family Support Specialist Steph Moynagh at smoynagh@hollandbloorview.ca – thank you!

Topics include:

• How siblings felt when their brother/sister/sibling was diagnosed

• What siblings learn from their brother/sister/sibling with a disability

• What siblings worry about, or how the future might look

• How best to support siblings, including advocating for their sibling

• How they are supporting their sibling during COVID-19

Meet our Panel of Adult Siblings:

Daniel Scott – Daniel is an Early Childhood Educator and one of the Outpatient Playroom Administrators. He has a sister with Epilepsy who is 10 years older than him. Their favorite thing to do is watch horror movies together and scare each other.

Meghan Toswell – Meghan is a Social Worker at Holland Bloorview. She has a sister with Cerebral Palsy who is 18 months younger than her. Together, they like to listen to music and host dance parties!

Melissa Ngo – Melissa is a Family Support Specialist at Holland Bloorview. She has a brother with Autism who is two years younger than her. Together, they like to go on hikes and do arts and crafts!

Victoria Rombos – Victoria is the Sibling Support Program Coordinator and a Research Assistant at Holland Bloorview. She has a sister with global developmental delay, epilepsy and medical complexities who is 4 years younger than her. Together, they like to try out fun snapchat filters and watch movies!

Please contact Family Support Specialist Stephanie Moynagh with any questions:

smoynagh@hollandbloorview.ca 416-425-6220 ext. 6146

pdf-iconFlyer for Family Workshop Siblings and Parents Q&A May 12th, 2021

Link to Register for Family Workshop Siblings and Parents Q&A

Related Events

This morning workshop is geared for families with children/youth aged 5-15 (youth not yet job searching)

This evening workshop is geared for families with children/youth aged 5-15 (youth not yet job searching)

Event Details

Webinar: What can I be when I grow up? Early strategies to promote employment inclusion

Webinar: Journey to Kindergarten: Transitions-based tips and resources for parents and caregivers of kids with disabilities

Sign up to receive helpful resources, breaking news, and special updates from Holland Bloorview.

Fax 416 425 6591 

Join Our Mailing List

Please join us for a free virtual afternoon workshop facilitated by Holland Bloorview and the Toronto District School…

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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road, Toronto Ontario Canada M4G 1R8

Tel 416 425 6220  |  Toll free 800 363 2440