Spring edition of Newsbreak is here!

Enjoy the Spring edition of NBACL’s quarterly newsletter, Newsbreak Inside this edition, you will find: eBook on Dual Diagnosis launched President’s message Measuring progress of persons with a disability Past President Ann Marie Tingley receives Sovereign’s Medal Ready, Willing and Able: Kent Distribution Centre recognizes the value of inclusive employment Meet NBACL ChangeMakers, the Cormier Family […]

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Ready, Willing and Able to Work: myths and facts about employing people with an intellectual disability

It’s Disability Awareness Week in New Brunswick and the theme is “Enabling through Employment.” Employment allows us to live a good life and to contribute to our communities in meaningful ways. However, in New Brunswick, 70% of people with an intellectual disability are unemployed or underemployed. Research shows that employer attitudes play a key role in their decision to hire a person with an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We believe that if employers learned more about the strong business case for hiring people with an intellectual disability, those statistics would drastically change. Here are some myths and facts that might help to clear up some misperceptions about hiring people with an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder. We hope you will share them with employers in your region.

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Heartfelt thanks to Community Living volunteers

National Volunteer Week, April 10-16 “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” This powerful quote by Marjorie Moore strikes at the heart of how important volunteers are to us here […]

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eBook on Dual Diagnosis for mental healthcare professionals launched

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE eBook on Dual Diagnosis for mental healthcare professionals launched March 29, 2016 (Fredericton) In New Brunswick, people who have an intellectual or developmental disability face rates of mental illness that are three to four times higher than the general population. People with an intellectual disability also face many risk factors for developing […]

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URGENT! The challenge is great-we need your help!

$50,000 needed in 10 days! Please Give Our Inclusive Education team works in schools across our province with students, parents, educators, paraprofessionals and principals to ensure that children who have an intellectual disability have the support they need to learn, grow and reach their fullest potential alongside their peers. We have two staff members who […]

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Open the E-Book – Intellectual Disability, Mental Health & Rights-Based Approaches

Intellectual Disability, Mental Health and Rights-Based Approaches Introduces definitions and historical context related to intellectual disability, mental health, advocacy and human rights. It is important for those working with individuals with ID to understand this population’s vulnerability to psychological stress and the development of mental health concerns. This module is designed to provide foundational information […]

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Add some meaning to that spring cleaning – help #Restore Hope for New Brunswickers new and near

We had a very successful clothing drive in December, the proceeds of which helped many Syrian newcomers, and New Brunswickers with an intellectual disability. Thanks to everyone who contributed! And now we’re doing it again! Why? Because once again the need is great. Syrian newcomers continue to arrive in Canada, and the organizations that support […]

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The challenge is great – we need your immediate help!

Make a donation NBACL Changes Lives This past year we were able to support over 300 families in our family support program -connecting them to information and getting the supports and services they need. This was accomplished through the efforts of our Family Support team. We need your help. We are facing a gap of $65,000. […]

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New Brunswick Association for Community needs helps

Daily Gleaner, Saturday, March 5th, 2016 DG_030516_NBACL Needs Help

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New Brunswick Association for Community Living endorses Vulnerable Persons Standard for physician-assisted death

For Immediate Release New Brunswick Association for Community Living endorses Vulnerable Persons Standard for physician-assisted death March 1, 2016 (Fredericton) The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) have endorsed a guide for law reform that would ensure the protection of vulnerable persons who are at risk […]

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Physician-Assisted Death: A Disability Perspective

By Rachel Mills, NBACL Manager of Independent Facilitation In February 2015, Canada’s Supreme Court made a monumental ruling: that Canadians have the right to physician-assisted death. The New Brunswick Association for Community Living, and its national counterpart, the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) have been highly involved in this issue, in the hopes of […]

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The challenge is great – we need your help! Week 1

As we near the end of March we find ourselves faced with a financial gap in our programs that can and will affect those that need us most. Click here to make a donation Although we are faced with this huge challenge, over the past year, some very exciting things have happened at NBACL: -We […]

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