Supporting people with developmental,
cognitive and intellectual disabilities to be
actively involved in their home communities.

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2013 - January Newsletter

Tue, Jan 21st, 2014

Even when the weather outside is frightful, the latest happenings at LEAP are interesting and delightful! Welcome to the winter 2013 edition of our newsletter! We hope you enjoy learning more about the people we serve, the people we work with, the important and ongoing mission we support, and how YOU can help. Please also share this link with your friends, thanks!

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Fourth graders from Cascade Brook School advocate for people with disabilities…see what our leaders of tomorrow are up to!

Mon, Apr 8th, 2013

FARMINGTON - Recently, Whitney Fraser, a student in Lynn Cook’s fourth-grade class at Cascade Brook School, wrote a letter to Darryl Wood, the executive director of LEAP, a local nonprofit organization that provides residential services and advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In her letter, Fraser asked what she and her classmates could do to “make it easier for handicapped people to get around or anything to help.”

With Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day held in March, LEAP was running a campaign to raise awareness of the challenges associated with having a significant disability. So, the letter came at an opportune time to both answer Fraser’s question and involve the class in an educational experience.

Fraser and her classmates invited Wood to come speak to their class. He was accompanied by Sharon Lake, a member of the LEAP community who requires a wheelchair for mobility. Wood spoke to the class about how... continue reading

LEAP recognizes excellence in direct support

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013

LEAP hosted a luncheon to celebrate several Direct Support Professionals who were nominated for American Network of Community Options and Resources’ 2013 DSP of the Year Contest. Read the article in The Daily Bulldog

 

 

 

 

 

Help Leap Receive a $5,000 Grant

Mon, Jan 28th, 2013

LEAP is eligible to win a $5,000 grant through the Bangor Savings “Community Matters More” program. Your vote can help us benefit from this money.

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(Instructions are listed on the ballot. LEAP is located under the western category)

Chamber holds annual meeting

Thu, Nov 15th, 2012
Franklin County Chamber Meeting

We’re so honored that LEAP was one of three nominees for Franklin County Nonprofit of the Year!

Read the article in the Daily Bulldog

 

LEAP golf benefit raises $7,000, thanks to businesses and players

Wed, Aug 22nd, 2012
Tom Somerville at LEAP Golf Benefit

CHESTERVILLE - Thanks to the generosity of local people and businesses, LEAP was able to bring in over $7,000 for its sixth annual Golf Tournament, held at Sandy River Golf Course.

Read the article in the Daily Bulldog

 

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