Article: Five Women Share Their Stories

Five Women Share Their Stories
– The Western Star (Apr 16, 2012 by Diane Crocker)

CORNER BROOK — If one message was clear at the end of a session on coping with isolation at the Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living Conference Saturday, it was that parents and caregivers, and even disabled people themselves have to fight to get the services they need.

“Believe in your children, believe they can be anything that they want to be,” said Roseanne White. “Reach out for supports that are there. They’re not going to come knocking on your door to give them to you. Go look for them, go to the go to people who can help you and help your children be whatever they want to be,” said the Stephenville women, one of five women to share their experiences during the panel session.

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Welcome

People First of Newfoundland would like to welcome Lora Beddall to the People First movement. Welcome aboard, Lora!

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NL Association for Community Living

The Newfoundland & Labrador Association For Community Living (NLACL) is a provincial advocacy association dedicated to developing communities that welcome persons with developmental disabilities.

Founded in 1956, and incorporated in 1976, this organization has 18 local voluntary associations that provide support in rural areas throughout Newfoundland & Labrador. This association is also one of 12 provincial and territorial associations that are affiliated with the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL). We are a registered non-profit organization. A Volunteer Board of Directors consisting of an executive committee and 18 board members governs the NLACL. The day-to-day operations are administered by a management team. Core funding is provided by the provincial government. Fundraising is generated through special events, donations and bequeaths. For more information, click here.

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Declaration of Support for Community Living

Institution Watch (institutionwatch.ca) is the official web site of the People First of Canada and Canadian Association for Community Living joint task force on deinstitutionalization.

People First of Canada (PFC) is the national voice for people who have been labeled with an intellectual disability.

The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) is a Canada-wide association of family members and others working for the benefit of persons of all ages who have an intellectual disability.

Please sign the Declaration of Support for Community Living!

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Canada’s Community Inclusion Initiative

The Community Inclusion Fund (CIF) was launched in 1997 following the deinstitutionalization initiative under the National Strategy for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities. The primary aim of the Initiative is to strengthen community capacities to secure inclusion and citizenship for people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Click here for more information

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Label Free Zone

The Label Free Zone is a web site by and for people who have been labeled with an intellectual disability, to exchange opinions and share stories with everyone.

The Label Free Zone provides a space to challenge and change the attitudes that exclude and isolate people who have been labeled with an intellectual disability. Click to visit the Label Free Zone website

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Now Available: The Freedom Tour DVD

We are now taking orders for The Freedom Tour on DVD – click here to order, and click here for more information about The Freedom Tour.

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