Today, LEAP remains at the forefront of disability rights advocacy in Cleveland and the nation. The struggle continues as the ADA is slowly losing its power through judicial rulings and lax enforcement of civil rights abuses. Despite the shortcomings of the ADA, advocates continue to pursue political and social avenues of change to promote disability rights. LEAP and other Cleveland disability rights organizations tirelessly work to strengthen the ADA and educate the public on issues of disabilities.
Disability advocates and theorists continue to promote the idea of a culture of disability and disability pride. Clevelanders contribute to this movement through such cultural contributions as Dancing Wheels, the integrated sign language and speech performances of the SignStage Theater, and the competitiveness of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians wheelchair sports teams.
This emphasis on legal, social and cultural access to society holds the promise that future generations will no longer attach any stigma to disability.