and finding community
Helping individuals with disabilities explore their interests, build relationships, and experience life in their community.
Life ENrichment Activities Program
"LEAP is something I look forward to everyday."
~Renee, LEAP participant
The Life Enrichment Activities Program (LEAP) is a day activity program for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.Through small group, community-based activities, LEAP participants discover interests, explore community attractions, build relationships, and participate in volunteer opportunities.
Services aim to:
Provide the support necessary to build and strengthen relationships between family members, friends, and members of the local community.
Find places where an individual’s interest, culture, talent, and gifts can be contributed and shared with others with similar interests.
Provide opportunities for people to do things they enjoy as well as new and interesting things that involve the broader community.
Support participation in clubs, association, and organizations as members and in decision-making capacities.
Increase the skills necessary to initiate, plan and engage in activities - alone or with others – out in the individual’s community.
Skill-building is incorporated into the program's daily activities. We work with individuals on things like:
waiting your place in line,
appropriate eye contact,
respecting personal space,
taking turns in a conversation,
recognizing hazards or unsafe situations in the community,
using watches, phones, computers, clocks, maps, street signs, calendars, bus schedules, community landmarks, signage & symbols, alarms, etc.
Activities are non-employment services that are not duplicative of the services delivered as part of Shangri-La’s CES Program.
Individuals must be at least 18 years of age, have a diagnosed intellectual or developmental disability, and an established Marion County Community Developmental Disabilities Program (CDDP) or brokerage case manager who can make a referral for services if applicable.