Newfoundland and Labrador Update

All / Newfoundland and Labrador

September 4, 2007

Newfoundland and Labrador's large-scale institutions for persons with developmental disabilities have been closed since the mid-1990s. The province remains committed to ensuring that persons with developmental disabilities live in appropriate community-based settings. In early September, self-advocates with People First of Newfoundland and Labrador launched their very first provincial newsletter. The newsletter contains a number of stories from the perspectives of both self-advocates and survivors now living and thriving in the community.