Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential


2016-2017 LEAP Impact By Numbers

(Graphic content below) Here are just a few of the LEAP Services Outcomes from 2016 - 2017 1,592 Individuals and families served. 229 People with disabilities received job training or community-based work assessments. ... read more

A 27-Year Wait for Low-Vision Help

On a warm July night in 1985, Jim, a seargeant and night-shift supervisor with the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office, said good-night to his wife and 11-year-old son, hopped in his patrol cruiser, and headed to... read more

Down but not Out, with LEAP's Help

When life knocks her down, Patricia pops up faster than one of those old-fashioned inflatable bop clowns. Health issues have forced her to rebuild her life virtually from scratch, but Patricia’s positive attitude is indomitable.... read more

The Transformative Power of Peer Support

It doesn’t really change a thing, but knowing you’re not alone somehow helps. Janet, one of LEAP’s low-vision consumers, experienced this truth when she met Melissa Hernandez, one of LEAP’s independent living specialists. Janet has... read more

Enjoying Life's Simple Pleasures

A string of unfortunate events led to Delores’ four-month stay in a nursing home. With LEAP’s help, however, she was able to move back into the community, where she is now living independently in her... read more

Life in the Right Order: Family First, Injury Second

A horrific automobile accident 18 years ago crushed two of Marc’s vertebrae and left him paralyzed. Intensive rehabilitation, numerous surgeries, and incredible determination let him recover some movement, and the Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Program... read more

HOME Choice Gives Fresh Start

As a young man, Clark did what was necessary for him to work and earn a living. Born with spina bifida, he lived with constant pain, but medication allowed him to work and meet his... read more