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History in Action Webinar

Explore the history of the inclusion movement in NB over the last 60 years. In the 1950s and 1960s many people with an intellectual disability were institutionalized, sterilized and prohibited from attending school.  Parents of these individuals, who are now seniors, took action to ensure that their children, other youth and adults with an intellectual […]

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Denim Day, April 26: NBACL staff wore jeans to raise awareness about sexual assault and people with a disability

  Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 was Denim Day. NBACL had a special “jeans day” to call attention to the topic of sexual abuse and people who have a disability. Here’s the story. In the 1990s, an 18 year old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her driving instructor. Initially, he was charged, convicted and sent to […]

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Let’s Talk about NBACL’s eBook on Supporting People with Dual Diagnosis – intellectual disability and mental illness

          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 mental health concerns throughout their lifetime but, for them, such issues […]

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Family Newsletter – Supporting Families to be Families First

NBACL’s Family Newsletter is here! Enjoy the latest edition of NBACL’s Family Newsletter. Inside this edition, you will find: From the Editor Welcome new Family Support Facilitators The UN Convention and You Reflecting Back Family Time Tips From Tammy The privilege of watching a flower blossom… Did you know? Upcoming Events Click here –   Family […]

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United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is a document that was created to make sure that all people with disabilities have full and equal enjoyment within their community. The CRPD is an international agreement (ratified by Canada in 2010) that brings attention to the rights of persons with disabilities […]

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Untapped Potential: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

by Paige Legacy, Stephen Lint and Maggie Ready In our final semester as students in St. Thomas University’s School of Social Work we have partnered with the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) to create awareness about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). NBACL is a provincial non-profit […]

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National Housing Day 2016: Affordability, accessibility and availability still issues for people with a disability hoping for a home of their own

For many of us, the foundation for a “good life” is the home in which we live. Home provides us with a sense of belonging and security, connection to a larger community, and the opportunity to decide for ourselves how and with whom we want to share our lives. For most New Brunswickers with an intellectual […]

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It’s time to “Give a Sh!rt”!

OK, friends, it’s time to get your sh!rts together! The kids are back in school and fall is in the air – a great time to bag up outgrown summer clothes and last year’s cold weather gear that’s going to be replaced. May as well look through the toys, footwear and small household items, too, […]

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National Inclusive Education Awards

As you may already know, February is National Inclusive Education month.  The New Brunswick Association for Community Living would like to recognize achievements and present an award, on behalf of the Canadian Association for Community Living, to an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to inclusive education in their province or community. […]

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CACL, IRIS announce changes in executive leadership

The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and IRIS, the Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society, have announced that Dr. Michael Bach, current Executive Vice-President of CACL, will soon assume the role of full-time Managing Director of IRIS. The new position will allow Dr. Bach to devote his time more completely to […]

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Meet Community Animator Sydney Allen!

Sydney Allen became the Community Animator for the Fredericton Region in May 2016. As Community Animator, Sydney works with youth aged 17 and older and adults who have an intellectual disability to achieve inclusion in the community. She helps them identify their interests, goals to be included in the community and together they find places […]

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Circles of Support

People naturally gravitate towards each other. Some of us meet people and form relationships easily and some of us take time to connect with a person. Some have a handful of core relationships in their lives and others have large networks of friends and relationships. The one thing that everyone has in common is the […]

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