News and Events

Everyone Deserves the Right to Make Their Own Choices: Supported Decision Making

Your invited…. Launch of Ready, Willing and Able

Wondering what to do on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015? Come on down to the PEI Brewery Company in Charlottetown from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  We are very excited to be launching our new initiative – Ready, Willing and Able. It will be a night of learning, mingling, great food and musical entertainment.  How can [Read More…]

February is National Inclusive Education Month.

Let’s celebrate by highlighting all the many positive examples of inclusive classrooms and schools across our province. For some teachers and schools, meaningful inclusion of students with intellectual and other disabilities is the norm. Together with parents, students and community members, they figure out ways to make it happen. We know inclusive education works! Children [Read More…]

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Luca* thought he would never get to experience the taste of success. He wasn’t encouraged to dream about his future. Because Luca has an intellectual disability. As a high school student, Luca felt he had no options for his future. When asked how he felt about college, Luca says simply, “I never thought about it. [Read More…]

Unique Dance Program for Members of the PEI ACL and Autism Society of PEI

The Town of Stratford in partnership with Dance Stars Academy, and support through Artist in Resident program are offering a unique dance program for members of the PEI ACL and/or the Autism Society of PEI. If your son or daughter have an interest in dance and want to further develop their appreciation of music, body awareness, [Read More…]

Job Posting: Labour Market Facilitator: JOB FILLED

The PEI Association for Community Living (PEI ACL) is seeking a Labour Market Facilitator for its Ready Willing and Able project. Full time contractual position until September 2017 The PEI ACL in partnership with the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) is embarking on a labour market [Read More…]

PEI ACL Award Grant for Wills and Estate Workshops

Marlene Foote, PEI Association for Community Living is presented a 2014 project grant from Paul Kiley, Chair of the Law Foundation of PEI.

An Incredible Journey Through Fear, Learning and Love

Changing Trains: An Incredible Journey Through Fear, Learning and Love is Catherine MacInnis’s blog about life with her son Cameron, who has Down Syndrome. My journey has been one of receiving the news that my son had Down syndrome and coming from a place where I thought it was the most devastating thing that could [Read More…]

New PEI ACL Website

Welcome to the new PEI ACL website. Here we will share information supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their families in all aspects of the community, and we encourage you to get involved!

Finding the Right Person for the Job

The high traffic McDonald’s in Montague had an opening for a Crew Member. Ideally, they were looking for a candidate who was outgoing, energetic and who had great customer service skills. They needed someone to act as an ambassador; someone who could represent the company well to its customers. It didn’t take long to match those skills sets with Colton Matheson. Colton [Read More…]