Welcome to PEI ACL

PEIACL’s main goal is to empower people with intellectual disabilities and their families to lead the way in self-advocacy and advancing inclusion in their communities. We recognize the rights for everyone to have a full range of life choices, including access to education, affordable and appropriate housing, leisure options, gainful employment, and participation in the community.


PEIACL knows that the implications of COVID-19 for people with intellectual disabilities and their families are significant. Many of us are facing increased levels of anxiety. Personal isolation and “social distancing” may separate us from friends, family, regular health care, or support systems and services. Our carefully established routines for loved ones with a disability may be disrupted. These are not small issues, and we are committed to ensuring people with intellectual disabilities and their families have access to important information that is accessible.

The staff of PEIACL is following the recommendations of the Province and are all working remotely until PEI's Chief Medical Officer recommends we head back to the office. We are all available by phone, email and video conferencing.

PEI Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison is keeping Islanders updated with daily press releases that can be watched on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaDGCxAaOVqUVC-WUoTnXog.

For the most current lists of resources and information from the Province http://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/covid-19.

The Department of Education and Lifelong Learning is providing ongoing learning opportunities for students while at home. Initial activities that support ongoing learning can be found at the link provided, and additional learning resources will be posted as they become available https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-and-lifelong-learning/home-learning-resources.

Our Federal partners at CACL will be sharing disability-related resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic on their page, pulled together in one spot for families. It will be adding to it as trustworthy resources are developed. Let’s also be sure to stay connected to each other in new ways https://cacl.ca/coviddisability.

Get Involved

There are many ways that you can help PEI ACL support people with intellectual disabilities and their families.