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How does NBACL dispurse proceeds from the sale of these goods?

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NBACL uses the funds raised through the Community Collection Program to create and to continue programs which support children and adults with an intellectual disability and their families. Some of the programs NBACL offers are in the areas of: childcare, employment, justice, education, community inclusion, transition from school to work, recreation and leisure just to […]

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Is NBACL a government branch?

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NBACL is not a branch of government. We are a non-profit, charitable organization.

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What is an intellectual disability?

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An intellectual disability (also commonly referred to as a developmental disability among other terms) is, simply stated, a disability that significantly affects one’s ability to learn and use information. It is a disability that is present during childhood and continues throughout one’s life. A person who has an intellectual disability is capable of participating effectively […]

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What is appropriate language to use when referring to a person or people with an intellectual disability?

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“Words with Dignity” was developed as a useful reference tool for journalists when reporting on people with an intellectual disability. If you would like more information on using Words with Dignity, contact Gina Wilkins, Director of Marketing and Communications for the New Brunswick Association for Community Living. Language around persons with an intellectual disability can often […]

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What is the relationship between NBACL and Value Village?

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NBACL is one of two New Brunswick charities to partner with Value Village in this ‘recycling’ project. NBACL wholesales reusable clothing and household items to Value Village and the funds generated support the work of the NBACL.

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What items do you accept?

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Clothes Clothing Accessories Shoes Bedding Toys Books Small Appliances Sporting Goods Electrical Items Tools Jewlery

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What items don’t you accept?

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Large Appliances (washers, dryers, stoves) Furniture Building Supplies Tires Barbecues Paint Baby Seats Strollers Baby Cribs Playpens Lawn Mowers Hide-a-Beds Baby Walkers Helmets Weapons

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What should I say to someone with an intellectual disability?

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If you meet a person with an intellectual disability, the first thing you should say is, “Hello.” People with an intellectual disability are people first and want to be regarded as such, so if you see someone with an intellectual disability, you should treat that person as just that, a person.

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When & Where is this FREE pickup service available?

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Monday to Saturday. Our trucks, bearing the distinctive teal NBACL logo of a sunburst, pick up goods in hundreds of communities throughout the province.

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Why do you say ‘person with an intellectual disability’ instead of ‘intellectually disabled person,’ or ‘special needs?’

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The term ‘person with an intellectual disability’ comes from people with an intellectual disability themselves who believe that, “labels are for jars, not people.” People with an intellectual disability do not want to be defined by their disability. We all have gifts, talents and abilities and we do not want to be limited from expressing […]

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Why don’t you call the people you support “clients?”

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NBACL does not charge a fee for the supports we provide, therefore we do not refer to the people we supports as clients, rather we refer to children and adults with an intellectual disability as people.

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