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 is a member of Inclusion Canada

Inclusion Canada’s national federation includes 13 Provincial/Territorial member organizations and over 300 local associations. Inclusion Canada is the only national organization that works solely on behalf of people who have an intellectual disability and their families. As a federation, we are committed to ensuring people with an intellectual disability realize the rights to which they are entitled under the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
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The work that PEIACL does is guided by the work Inclusion Canada does, including Inclusion Canada Position Statements which make clear Inclusion’s position on thematic issues in various key priority areas, and bring detail to Inclusion Canada’s beliefs and values with respect to principles that we believe must guide the processes involved.
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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.

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.

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.