WE PROVIDE

Leap provides training, mentoring and leadership opportunities in support of families who have a child with a disability and who desire to take control of their own supports and services.

We encourage

We encourage families to look beyond services to creative support solutions that will ensure children with disabilities maintain strong and diverse relationships with family members, friends and within their community.

We take

We take our direction from families and do not impose our own goals or solutions. We mentor families beyond initial training should they wish to self-direct their own funding and supports.

WE OFFER

We offer bespoke training solutions to support family engagement and family leadership.

We Work

We also work with service providers to support them to move to a more person and family centred approach.

UPCOMING NEWS & EVENTS

Family Leadership Adventure Break 12th – 14th April 2019

A Good Life for Everyone in the Family The Cavan Centre, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan 12th to 14th April 2019 Leap is offering family leadership weekends for the whole family to come together in an inclusive, fun environment to begin to develop and share a vision of a...

Family Leadership Adventure Break 12th – 14th April 2019

A Good Life for Everyone in the Family The Cavan Centre, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan 12th to 14th April 2019 Leap is offering family leadership weekends for the whole family to come together in an inclusive, fun environment to begin to develop and share a vision of a...

Family Leadership Adventure Break 12th – 14th April 2019

A Good Life for Everyone in the Family The Cavan Centre, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan 12th to 14th April 2019 Leap is offering family leadership weekends for the whole family to come together in an inclusive, fun environment to begin to develop and share a vision of a...

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 provided us with fantastic support on working with families. The two days of training they delivered provided staff with an honest platform to discuss proactive ways to engage families, to understand what is service business and what is family business, as well as reflection on their roles. The training provided a way of valuing and enhancing the role support workers provide and feedback indicated staff really appreciated the opportunity to learn and develop their skills and understanding. We look forward to working with you again! Thank you. RehabCare

May 2016

When I came away after the Leap weekend I was on fire. I really think it’s the way forward and it has really filled in the gap in my head that was missing. I think it’s brilliant for all agencies to be involved but I think the real change has to be on the ground through families! Families and their aspirations for their loved ones really change things especially in extended family, neighbours, community and society. Always remember you can read books, study it but we are the ones who live and breathe this every day of our lives. Parent who attended Family Leadership Adventure Break

April 2016

Our Mission

Leap partners with families to navigate life stages without imposing its own goals or solutions.
Leap educates families about self-directed living and supports them if they wish to negotiate their own funding and supports.
Leap works through families to raise expectations of what is possible in the lives of people with disabilities.
Leap works with service providers who want to transition to a more individualised and person-centred service model.

We Support Families by Offering

Workshops, training and conferences

Family Friendly Information

Family leadership retreats

Research

Projects and initiatives to support self-direction

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)

Assisted Decision making

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

If you have any questions please contact us

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