Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential


"The Best Job Experience I've Ever Had"

Posted October 26, 2015

Brian is passionate about movies. Watching characters and their exciting stories play out on screen is one of his favorite ways to spend some time. With an interest in the movie business and a history... read more

Celebrating Employees with Disabilities and Those Who Hire Them!

Posted October 13, 2014

Expect. Employ. Empower.That is the theme for 2104 National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual campaign sponsored each October by the U.S. Department of Labor. The effort is intended to raise awareness of the vast... read more

Headed Off to College, Confident and Prepared

Posted September 04, 2013

To celebrate the start of the academic year, LEAP features Lauren’s High School High Tech final presentation. Lauren graduated from Valley Forge High School last spring and is now enrolled in college. Following is her... read more

Initiative Lands Him the Job

Posted August 05, 2013

Taking initiative is one hallmark of a good employee, and taking initiative helped James, a LEAP consumer who has a developmental disability, get hired by Marriott Corporation.James was in the midst of a job training... read more

Employment Brings Hope and Healing

Posted July 08, 2013

A former Marine and construction worker, Anthony finds it difficult to be idle. “I don’t know how not to work,” he said. A horrific car accident in 2008 left him with a traumatic brain injury... read more

Building Confidence, Making Choices, and Defining Herself

Posted June 04, 2013

Deanna won’t let others define who she is or what she can (or cannot) accomplish. That wasn’t always the case. But because her parents helped her acquire skills for independence, and because LEAP helped her... read more

The Courage to Succeed

Posted March 04, 2013

Charmaine is one of those lucky people who discovered her calling early on. “I knew I was going to be an artist when I was a young child making mud pies,” she said. Charmaine is... read more

Habitat for Humanity Recognizes Extraordinary Service of LEAP Consumer

Posted December 04, 2012

Emily Hayes has been a housekeeper at the administrative office of Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity for the past five years. It’s not easy work, as construction volunteers and others frequently tromp through the office... read more