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Spring Cleaning Donation Drive – Keep It Green While You Clean

Keep your items out of landfills while helping us raise funds! By donating gently-used clothing, shoes, accessories, book, linens, and small household items (no furniture), you can help raise funds for helping increase inclusion for Islanders with intellectual disabilities and/or autism. Help us reach our $1K goal – we get paid for every pound of [Read More…]

Donation Drive

On February 20th at Value Village, in Charlottetown, PEI ACL is having a donation drive to earn money to continue our work in supporting Island families! You can drop off your gently-used clothing, shoes, accessories, books, linens, and small household items (no furniture), anytime during the day of Saturday, February 20th, and tell them it’s [Read More…]

The Family Guide – Navigating the System

Attempting to navigate the system for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families can be complex and confusing. Check out our latest edition of The Family Guide – Navigating the System for great tools and direction.

Coming Together Newsletter – December 2015

Check out the winter edition of the Coming Together Newsletter highlighting the power of families to effect change and advance inclusion. Coming Together Newsletter

Winter 2015 Education Watch

Check out the winter edition of Education Watch for updates on inclusive education.  

Give to PEI ACL on Giving Tuesday

On December 1st, we are encouraging folks to take 5 minutes to support inclusion with Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a new social movement that offers an antidote to the rampant commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, by encouraging people to think about the state of their fellow beings and give back. To recognize [Read More…]

2015 Federal Election – Adopt a Canadians with Disabilities Act

Improve Access:  Adopt a Canadians with Disabilities Act Federal leadership on accessibility is needed to address long standing access barriers. A federal Canadians with Disabilities Act would mandate accessibility standards in federally-regulated programs, facilities, benefits, communications and services. This legislation would be based on principles of universal design, effective participation, and equality of opportunity, and [Read More…]

2015 Federal Election – Caring for our Sons and Daughters Matter

Enhance Tax Fairness & Community Innovation Families are the front line of support, access and inclusion for children, youth and many adults with disabilities. Yet, the majority are without the financial resources, employment accommodations, or community support to play this role. The federal government could play a leadership role in meeting needs and strengthening the [Read More…]

2015 Federal Election – Inclusive Employment Matters

This election, let’s talk about things that matter like: inclusive employment numbers Open the Labour Market Expand Federal Labour Force Inclusion Initiatives Less than 50% of people with disabilities are employed (an even lower rate for people with intellectual disabilities), compared to almost 80% of non-disabled Canadians. The gap is not closing. Opening the [Read More…]