LEAP's mission is to advance a society of equal opportunity for all persons, regardless of disability.
We accomplish this mission by:
Disability is a natural part of life. Everyone knows someone who has been touched by disability. Approximately 1 in 4 people has a disability, and the majority of those disabilities are acquired through illness, accident, or disease.
The Independent Living Philosophy emphasizes the right of people with disabilities to make choices for themselves. It places the utmost value on personal choice, self-help, and self-advocacy. Equal access to all services, activities, and facilities are also important tenets in the independent living philosophy.
In every service it provides, LEAP gives people with disabilities control by providing opportunities and by supporting them in their choices. LEAP upholds the values of choice and self-direction, independence and empowerment, inclusion and integration, and dignity and respect—values drawn straight from the independent living philosophy.