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LEO on Kiro Radio

We want to thank KIRO radio for visiting The Angela House on Issaquah Highlands and interviewing Evelyn Galasso, Nancy Whitaker, Rose Finnegan, and Fred Nystrom on Thursday October 1st. It features the way our homes are run in the community and how difficult it is to find a new location to build the next LEO home. […]

Sammamish Challenge Race

Athletes for Kids is a youth mentoring program that pairs children who have special needs or disabilities with high school athletes to learn from each other and impact each other’s lives. The AFK program has helped so many children improve their self-esteem, confidence, and even overcome their fear and anxiety of going to school just […]

Say Hello to Jim Wright – Our newest board member!

For years Jim has been an active volunteer with LEO, supporting various activities, helping with home renovation projects, and acting as webmaster for LEO’s first website. Recently retired, Jim hopes to spend more time improving the lives of those with disabilities through LEO by doing what he can to fulfill the LEO mission and vision. He […]

Experience Fitness Project Recap

The Experience Fitness Project was the first attempt to create an athletic event that was open to children with either a cognitive or a physical challenge and it was a huge success! Waypoint Pediatric Therapies and LEO teamed up to host almost 200 participants, volunteers and families on Sunday, September 27th at Issaquah High School. […]

Dine and Donate

Come get to know the LEO Board and hear what we are up to! On August 24th from 5pm-8pm, we will be at Pogacha’s in Issaquah to talk about what is happening with LEO and how you can get involved! As an added bonus, 10% of all food sales will go to support LEO. We […]

Meet Our Newest Board Member

Life Enrichment Option (LEO) is very pleased to announce the addition of Allison Yocum, PT, DSC, PCS to the Board of Directors. Dr. Allison Yocum is a licensed pediatric physical therapist and owner of Waypoint Pediatric Therapies in Issaquah.  She has been working with children and young adults with disabilities and their families for over […]

Save the Date!

Please Save the Date for our Fall Luncheon on October 27th, 2015. You are cordially invited to our Fall Luncheon to be held at Pickering Barn on October 27th, 2015. The Luncheon will be from 11:30am-1:00pm. More information and formal invitation to follow.

Drum Class Starting July 25th

LEO is going offer a drum class taught by Shane Shook starting July 25th! Shane is a local musician and teacher with nearly twenty years of drum experience. The class is a nine week session, which will be eight weeks of instruction followed by one recital. Families and friends are welcome to come to the […]

Issaquah Challenge Race on July 18th

It isn’t too late to sign up for the Issaquah Challenge Race! If you want to volunteer to help at one of the races, know of a responsible student (between 4’8” to 5’2” and up to 130 pounds) who would like to learn how to be a driver of the gravity race cars, OR if […]

Caring Community Award presented to Eli and Jim Dever

Annually, Issaquah has the Community Awards banquet where the city, chamber and local organizations honor exceptional volunteers and those who have given many years of service to the community. Three years ago LEO introduced the first Caring Community Award to honor those who have done exceptional work in promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities […]