Read about our Family Leadership webinar series

WE OFFER

Leap offers visioning and planning, connections and networks, information, workshops, and family leadership initiatives for families who have a child with a disability and who want to pursue an inclusive life.

We encourage

We encourage families to look beyond services and to focus on inclusion in ordinary life. This approach will assist children with disabilities to maintain strong and diverse relationships with family members, friends and within their community.

WE INVEST

We invest in families because we believe they are foundational in their capacity to pursue inclusive lives and drive social change.

UPCOMING NEWS & EVENTS

Inclusive Employment Workshops: Part One

Inclusive Employment Workshops: Part One

We had a very positive day yesterday for our workshop ‘Meaningful Employment: Imagining, Discovering and Finding Work’. It was great to work with a smashing group of families who are thinking about inclusive employment for their son or daughter. We are now planning...

Meaningful Employment: Imagining, Discovering and Finding Work

Meaningful Employment: Imagining, Discovering and Finding Work

Tickets are on sale for our Workshop 'Meaningful Employment: Imagining, Discovering and Finding Work' which will now take place on Tuesday 8th November from 10am-3pm. We are looking forward to a very positive day, with lots of practical ideas and a range of speakers....

Family Leadership Weekend 2022

Family Leadership Weekend 2022

We are just back from a wonderful live-in Family Leadership Adventure Break at the Cavan Centre with a fantastic group of families. Our first in-person weekend in three years. It was an action-packed weekend with a focus on fun, adventure, learning and friendship!...

Inclusive Employment Workshops: Part One

Inclusive Employment Workshops: Part One

We had a very positive day yesterday for our workshop ‘Meaningful Employment: Imagining, Discovering and Finding Work’. It was great to work with a smashing group of families who are thinking about inclusive employment for their son or daughter. We are now planning...

Meaningful Employment: Imagining, Discovering and Finding Work

Meaningful Employment: Imagining, Discovering and Finding Work

Tickets are on sale for our Workshop 'Meaningful Employment: Imagining, Discovering and Finding Work' which will now take place on Tuesday 8th November from 10am-3pm. We are looking forward to a very positive day, with lots of practical ideas and a range of speakers....

Inclusive Employment Workshops: Part One

Inclusive Employment Workshops: Part One

We had a very positive day yesterday for our workshop ‘Meaningful Employment: Imagining, Discovering and Finding Work’. It was great to work with a smashing group of families who are thinking about inclusive employment for their son or daughter. We are now planning...

Research by Leap in partnership with the Research Group on Self-Directed Living

Perspectives of People with Disabilities and Families

Supporting Families

Workshop Series

Evaluation of Leap 2014 - 2017

We are pleased to share this, the first evaluation of our work encompassing the period from 2014 -2017.

TESTIMONIALS

Leap were able to effectively manage the set up and delivery of training to a range of participants in various venues around the country. They were always professional, punctual and courteous. They managed a range of diverse situations and learning groups with skill and diplomacy. Their training and workshops were highly engaging and were designed and delivered to an extremely high standard. Training content and handouts were clear and concise even whilst covering complex topics. Training was well paced and utilised a range of methodologies including discussion and facilitated reflection, small group work and values clarification. I would have no hesitation in recommending Leap as a training provider.
Brian Smyth, Deputy CEO

Leitrim Development Company, 2019

This is just to say a huge thank you to you for yesterday’s ‘Creating a Good Life’ course in Galway. For the first time since our lovely boy was diagnosed, I am filled with enthusiasm and hope about how we as a family can help him to have a great future.
Parent who attended a workshop

February 2017

Our Mission

To assist families to take action for an inclusive life

Leap works with families to increase their relationships and personal networks and to navigate life stages.
Leap assists families to focus on inclusion and the importance of relationships, belonging and valued social roles.
Leap develops the leadership of families so that they can raise expectations of what is possible in the lives of people with disabilities.

 Leap assists families to create community in the street where they live.

We Support Families by Offering

Workshops, training and conferences

Family Friendly Information

Family leadership retreats

Research

Projects and initiatives to support inclusion

We Offer Training Programmes in

Advocacy

Circles of Support

Building a Vision *

Family Leadership

Self-Directed Living

Leadership Development

Valued Social roles – Pathways to full, meaningful and inclusive lives

Individualised Funding

Powerful ideas and theories (esp. SRV)

Supported Decision Making

* by vision we mean a description of a desirable future for your family member

If you have any questions please contact us