The purpose of the LEAP:
- Assist people in exploring their interests and needs while fulfilling their career goals and personal aspirations
- Access to better educational and economic opportunities connecting Work-Based Learning (WBL) and novel education options
- Provide individual informed choices and to acquire and utilize functional skills in a natural environment leading to a more integrated and independent life-style
- Access to the community will be full-time and will serve as the source of content for program activities. Individuals will meet and be picked up at a base location and spend their entire day in the community 5 days per week. Clients will attend a half-day training on the last Friday of the month
Staff to client ratio is 1:3. Individuals must be fully ambulatory and highly motivated to be in the community full time.
LEAP PROGRAM GOALS
- To provide informed choice and person-centered planning based on formal and informal educational training
- To acquire and utilize functional life skills in a natural environment
- To elect and participate in a monthly volunteer experience in the community
- To provide relevant, culturally-based opportunities in all aspects of the community, employment, socialization, functional life skills, and other activities.
- To provide access and partnership development through the use of various community sites, activities, opportunities, and experiences geared toward increasing skills, competency, and independence.
- To provide additional educational strategies (Work-Based Learning—WBL). WBL can include volunteer opportunities, workplace simulations, paid work, and other enterprises and opportunities in the business or nonprofit arena
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
LEAP is committed to providing services, supports, education, and advocacy for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
INTAKES, REFERRALS, TOURS, AND INFORMATION
1101 Walpert St.
Hayward, CA 94541
Ways To Support
The Arc of the East Bay offers life skills education and employment services tailored to the needs and goals of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our clients set their own annual goals, often with input from their families. Dedicated Arc staffers – called Direct Service Providers – then work tirelessly to help clients achieve those personal goals.