News and EventsLeap is a family-led, non-profit organisation that works on behalf of children and adults with disabilities and their families. We work with people and families, their friends, supporters and allies.
Creating Sustainable Lives-Examining support options and personalisation from a family perspective. Workshop 22nd February 2013
In light of the recommendations contained in the Value for Money Disability Policy Review and the Policy directive outlined in the Dept of Health Future Health Report the possibility of personalisation is moving ever closer for people with disabilities and their...read more
LEAP partners with families to develop a personalised support roadmap to navigate life stages without imposing its own goals or solutions. As part of that commitment we are running ‘Family Leadership Adventure Breaks’ on the 26th-28th Oct and 2nd-4th Nov in the Cavan Centre, Ballyjamesduff.read more
Leap are 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 good life for their son or daughter with a developmental disability and for themselves. These retreats are about friendship, fun, finding support and family leadership. Families will be introduced to a practical leadership programme featuring some of the more progressive initiatives families are taking part in from around the country.read more
A COMPUTER CODING class for children, apps that help people with communication difficulties, and classes for young people to build self-confidence have shared the top prizes at the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland awards tonight. Coder Dojo, Neuro Hero and Soar were...read more
The eight finalists in the 2012 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards have been announced. The finalists are George Boyle of Fumbally Exchange, Lucy Masterson of Hireland, James Whelton of Coder Dojo, Trevor White of City of a Thousand Welcomes, Aviva Cohen of Neuro Hero, Emma Murphy of The Turning Institute, Rachel Cassen of LEAP and Tony Griffin and Karl Swan of Soar Foundation.read more