nlacl [at] nf [dot] aibn [dot] com
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 twelve provincial and territorial associations that are affiliated with the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL).
Our goal is to work with and on behalf of citizens with developmental disabilities and their families to secure the means and opportunities whereby these citizens can live normal and dignified lives as full participants in community. In order to work toward the realization of this goal, we do the following:
Provide direct support to individuals, families, and local associations
Work with government and service agencies to build supportive communities
Lobby for changes in social policy, programs, and laws
Facilitate research training and planning
Serve as a centre for gathering and distribution of information
We also have a resource centre containing literature and video on numerous topics.