"The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough."
~ Randy Pausch, professor

Friday, October 26, 2018

Community Living Month ... Who Knew?

FROM NSACL:

October is Community Living Month!

For 64 years the family voice has guided the work of NSACL, and we are committed to ensuring that individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families have the support they require to live full and inclusive lives in their community. Having access to all that our communities offer means every citizen, regardless of their disability, can choose how they live their life. Community living can mean having the ability to choose your school, where you work, where you live, and where you hang out with your friends. The opportunity for every person to engage in a full and inclusive life impacts us all and shapes our community. We are celebrating Community Living Month by asking people:
“What does community living mean to you?”

People from Nova Scotia and several other provinces have shared their responses to this question. We have heard from first voices, students, families and other Nova Scotians such as, MP Andy Fillmore, MLA Claudia Chender, and Mayor Mike Savage, make sure to check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

The month is almost over but there is still time to participate, help us spread the word by taking a photo of yourself or someone holding the
#InclusionNS sign or take a photo of what you think community living is. Post your photos using #InclusionNS or send it to us and we will share it on our social media!