Notice of Meeting- NBACL Annual General Meeting
Notice of Meeting:
New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL)
Annual General Meeting
Friday, September 20th, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Address: 1315 Regent St,
Fredericton, NB E3C 1A1
Phone: (506) 455-1430
Presentation: Equal Access to Mental Health Services and Well-Being for People with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability
Lack of access to appropriate supports and services for people with dual diagnosis is an emerging concern within New Brunswick and throughout Canada. Research shows that 30% of people with a developmental disability have a co-occurring mental health disorder and that youth with autism have rates of mental illness of over 50%.
In March 2019, NBACL released its Brief on Equal Access to Mental Health Services and Well-Being for People with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability, which outlines the main issues affecting the lack of mental health responses for this population and identifies concrete solutions to address these issues.
Please join us at NBACL’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday, September 20th at the Fredericton Inn to learn more about NBACL’s current advocacy work on creating opportunities for a coordinated approach to ensuring that individuals with dual diagnosis have access to appropriate supports and services to address their mental health needs.