SupportsSince 1957, NBACL has been working with people with intellectual disabilities and their families to build inclusive communities where persons with an intellectual disability can live, learn, work and actively participate in their communities and valued and contributing members. In this section you will find more detailed information about our specific programs and various areas of support.
NBACL offers an array of education, training and resources to families, professionals, service providers and others who support children and adults with an intellectual disability.
Learning Opportunities for Families
NBACL provides information and learning opportunities to support families through all phases and stages of your journey.
Since 2001, NBACL has worked in collaboration with CCNB-NBCC to help high school students and young adults with intellectual disabilities to attend college and receive formal job skills.
The Registered Disability Savings Plan is one example of how you can invest in your future or in the future of someone you support.
Recreation and Leisure
NBACL seeks to connect individuals to recreation and active living opportunities in their communities and to train staff and volunteers to accommodate individuals with varying levels of ability.
Self-advocacy means speaking up for yourself about your rights. It means speaking up about how you want to live your life, about making choices for yourself and about having equal rights.
The Social Inclusion Program is a new program of NBACL that works primarily with adults and youth aged 17 and older who have an intellectual disability. The program seeks to assist people to be included in their community.
Strong Voices for Families
The New Brunswick Association for Community Living values the family voice as the foundation of the organization. Families support, and are supported, by the Association and continue to be a source of guidance in our work.
Transition to Work (Work Life After High School)
Transition Planning is a process that helps students with an intellectual disability prepare for life after High School. This Program helps students identify and learn ways to achieve their goals.