Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP) is an agent of positive change in the lives of people with disabilities in Northeast Ohio and works to advance their participation and equality in society.
Through its comprehensive services, LEAP assists people with disabilities in living independently in their own homes, participating in community life, and finding and maintaining employment.
Founded more than 30 years ago by people with disabilities, the agency serves about 1,700 individuals annually and works to promote social change to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. The majority of staff and board members are people with disabilities themselves.
LEAP is a federally recognized Center for Independent Living (CIL). CILs are non-residential places of action and coalition where persons with disabilities learn empowerment and develop the skills necessary to make life choices. In addition, LEAP is accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, which is the major international accrediting agency for health and human service providers.