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Appendix: Terminology, Acronyms, Terms Used

  • ACL - Association for Community Living.
  • Best Buddies - Program that matches university students with people with an intellectual disability for social activities.
  • CareerCrusing - Software program used to identify/match for First participants their interests and skills with jobs.
  • CCRW - Canadian Council for Rehabilitation and Work.
  • DSP - Disability Support Program, A NB government project sponsored by the department of Social Development which offers people with disabilities in the development of their personal disability support plan with individualized funding.
  • FIRST - Participant with an intellectual disability.
  • FT - Full Time job.
  • FUN-NB - Name for provincial family network sponsored by NBACL.
  • Inclusion Toolkit - and additional resources on the NBACL website.
  • NBACL - New Brunswick Association for Community Living.
  • NBCCSJ - New Brunswick Community College Saint John.
  • Opportunities Fund - Federal government program for funding employment projects.
  • PATH - Planning Alternatives Tomorrow with Hope goal setting program for participants.
  • PETL - Post Secondary Education and Labour.
  • PT - Part Time job.
  • Retention Program - Employment program for social assistance recipients.
  • SARS - Social Assistance Recipients.
  • SD - Social Development department of the provincial government that deals with SARS.
  • SJ - Saint John.
  • SJACL - Saint John Association for Community Living.
  • Special Olympics - An association that offers recreational and sports opportunities to people with an intellectual disability.
  • Student Loans - Government of Canada Student Loans.
  • TESS - Training and Employment Support Services - Program that supplies support services to FIRST participants, i.e, job coaches.
  • Training and Skills Development - Government program that provides financial assistance to people with disabilities to continue with training and education.
  • Work Ability - Provincial government program that supplies short term assistance to business who hire FIRST participants.
  • Work Force Expansion - Provincial government program that supplies longer term assistance to business who hire FIRST participants.

Funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick through the
Canada-New Brunswick Labour Market Agreements.

Financé par le gouvernement du Canada et la province du Nouveau-Brunswick dans le cadre des
Ententes Canada/Nouveau-Brunswick sur le marché du travail.

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