Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP) is an agent of positive change, working to advance participation and equality in society for people with disabilities in Northeast Ohio.
Founded more than 39 years ago by people with disabilities, LEAP serves over 1,500 individuals annually, and works to promote social change to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. The majority of staff and board members are people with disabilities themselves.
By offering an array of comprehensive, high quality and award-winning programs and services, LEAP assists people with disabilities achieve economic self-sufficiency, live independently in their own homes, participate in community life including adaptive recreation, and find and maintain employment commensurate with their interests and talents.
LEAP is a federally recognized Center for Independent Living (CIL). CIL's are non-residential places of action and coalition where persons with disabilities learn and develop necessary skills, empowering them to make their own life choices. LEAP is accredited by CARF International.
Learn more on our agency overview fact sheet.