What we Do

Leap is a family-led, non-profit organisation that works on behalf of children and adults with disabilities and their families.
  • Families who have a family member with a disability need to be supported to not only survive but to thrive. To achieve this we explore the idea of what a “good life” looks like with families.
  • We support families to develop a strong and compelling vision of a good life. We do this to counter the culturally held low expectations of people with disabilities.
  • We assist families to plan so that the elements of a typical life are more likely to be present as a child grows to adulthood.
  • We encourage families to aim high and to focus on an ordinary life with valued roles.
  • We believe that independent planning from an early age supports healthier transitions through school and into adult life and helps families feel more supported and connected, helping them to build better lives for their family member.

We Support Families by Offering

Workshops, training and conferences

Family Friendly Information

Family leadership retreats


Projects and initiatives to support self-direction

We Offer Training Programmes in


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

If you have any questions please contact us

Join our Newsletter

Join our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Leap Ireland.

You have Successfully Subscribed!