CLAS provides quality community living opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. CLAS promotes and facilitates their exercise of individual rights, fulfillment of responsibilities, and participation within their communities.
AIMS OF CLAS
- To promote dignity, respect and individual worth.
- To facilitate the emotional, social physical and economic support necessary for personal growth and community involvement.
- To facilitate the development of individual support networks.
- To facilitate opportunities for individuals to exercise the fullest control over their environment.
CLAS was formed in 1976 as a response to the challenges of de-institutionalization, a movement championed by parents and organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. CLAS began as a volunteer, charitable organization, working with the Nova Scotia Government to provide needed facilities in Kings County. It was the first association of its kind in the province. CLAS continues to work towards this goal.
The Central Office is comprised of the Executive Director, Program Coordinator, Financial Coordinator, Supervisors, and Clerical Support Staff.