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. Our programs include:

  • Small Group and Individualized Residential Services: Residential Services including 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 Adult 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 offers representative payee services to people served in our case management program.To discover more about eligibility and whether the Adult Case Management services we provide are right for your needs, please contact:
    Kristin McPherson, LSW

    Associate Director of Case Management
    kmcpherson@leapcommunity.org
    O: 778-3443 ext 106 |C: 320-3100 |F: 778-6070
  • DREAM Respite Program: Both the people we serve and their families benefit from our respite program called DREAM (Diversified Respite Enrichment Activities Program). We encourage adults in the communities to socialize and be active while allowing their families personal time knowing their loved one is in a safe environment. DREAM is supported through fundraising efforts and United Way donations.
  • 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 Alfred Dufour at 860-4174 x105 or adufour@leapcommunity.org about current training opportunities or to obtain a copy of the upcoming training calendar.

LEAP’s trainings are open to local community members and other support staff in our area as space permits.

LEAP provides ongoing training in:

  • 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