LEAP provides a variety of supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our programs are successful through building strong relationships of trust, valuing the individuality of each situation and person we serve, and supporting the families in our communities. 

Small Group and Individualized Residential Services 

Residential Services include small group and individualized in-home support. LEAP attempts to identify a person’s age, interest, and activity level when deciding housing assignments to ensure appropriate and successful living arrangements. LEAP Direct Support Professionals then go into homes or apartments and respectfully assist based on the individual needs and goals of the people we serve. In-home support is usually provided in the person’s home and individualized, based upon goals and needs of the individual and each family’s expectations.

Adult Case Management

LEAP offers case management services to qualified individuals who are eligible for adult developmental services and are diagnosed with an intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder. LEAP believes each person supported should be empowered to reach beyond their limitations to live life to the fullest, actively participating in their life and community, as independently as possible.

Through a personalized approach, case managers work with individuals, their family and support teams, to develop an individualized plan to assist in meeting their needs and personal goals. Our case managers will assist individuals to connect to services and supports identified in the plan, navigate the adult developmental services system, advocate for needs/services, and monitor the plan and progress on goals. LEAP also offers representative payee services to people served in our case management program.

To discover more about eligibility and whether the case management services we provide are right for your needs, please contact:
Kristin McPherson, LSW
Associate Director of Case Management
O: 778-3443 ext 106 | C: 320-3100 | F: 778-6070

Training and Referral Services

LEAP provides various trainings for staff, the people we serve, and community members at large*. Our training committee is continually adding training opportunities for LEAP staff and local community members.

Contact Training Coordinator Angela Stone at 860-4174 x105 or astone@leapcommunity.org

about current training opportunities or to obtain a copy of the upcoming training calendar.

  • The Maine College of Direct Support — Complete Modules
  • Safety
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Rights of Recipients
  • Reportable Events
  • The Mandt System®
  • CRMA
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Sign Language
  • Diabetes
  • And more

*Trainings are open to non-LEAP staff as space permits.