On June 14, 2006, LEAP accepted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission "Freedom to Compete" award. LEAP was chosen from among many entrants and was one of only seven award recipients. To quote the EEOC:
Since its beginning, LEAP has followed this core philosophy by hiring, training, and promoting qualified persons with disabilities to help other persons with disabilities find and retain employment. Each person working at LEAP, with or without disabilities, lives the vision of “total accessibility and complete inclusion” for all.