Creating Homes and Enriching Lives for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Life Enrichment Options (LEO) was born in 1988 out of the need of mothers of young adults with developmental disabilities.

As their children were leaving the safety net of the Issaquah school district, there was very little to look forward to in the way of activities and services in the community. These women were determined that their children would live as “normal” a life as possible. They had a dream of employment, a social network with friends and independent living for their children.

Today, over 30 years later, LEO has made significant progress in developing housing, programs and activities for individuals with developmental disabilities. And we remain dedicated to making dreams a reality.

What We Do

In addition to building and maintaining homes for individuals with Developmental Disabilities, and supporting the Care Providers who operate our Adult Family Homes, LEO is also busy running gravity car challenge races, planning and participating in community education events, and promoting employment opportunities.

Care Provider’s Retreat 2022

Nourish ourselves in the company of others who care for disabled individuals Date and time Fri, August 26, 2022 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT Carpool if possible. Pool Party – This is NOT a bathing suit pageant!! We maintain a judgment free pool! Swimming is optional. Sharon...

Mike House Open House 2022

Join Life Enrichment Options (LEO)  in welcoming Issaquah’s newest LEO home, the Mike Ernst House, which will soon be home to six developmentally disabled adults! Registration CLOSEDThere are currently five LEO homes serving developmentally disabled residents in the...

Fenders on Front Street 2022

Happy to be back out at Fenders on Front Street today for the first time since covid started! Come say hi to LEO this afternoon and enjoy beautiful vintage and classic cars and motorcycles, live music, food trucks, vendors and more!

Mother’s Day 2022

Special thanks to Issaquah Highlands The Team at Blakely Hall The Balloon Love Shop Bubble Man of Seattle Tim Scallon, Musician Amelia Harrison & Co.

Give Big 2022

Thanks to your support, LEO is making upgrades to all of our homes to help us maintain livable temps indoors regardless of the weather, including installing central A/C in each of our LEO Homes. Donations from this GiveBig fundraising campaign helped us pay for these...

GiveBig 2021

LEO is committed to preserving and increasing affordable housing solutions for our developmentally disabled friends, neighbors, and family members. LEO’s current need is to fund COVID-safe fitness, recreational, and social activities for residents in LEO homes and...

Mother’s Day 2021

Join Life Enrichment Options on Sunday, May 9th for a   Virtual Mother’s Day BrunchWith special guests Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. and Issaquah’s Mayor Mary Lou PaulyLife Enrichment Options (LEO) was founded in the 1980’s by mothers who wanted to create...

Housing Workshop

Click to register and join LEO and the ARC of King County for a workshop on long term housing options for adults with developmental disabilities. For more information email Grace Robinson at

Parent and Caregiver Connections Workshop

A two-part virtual workshop for all parents, including adoptive, foster and kinship caregivers, of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. June 20th and June 27th, 202010:00 am-12:00 pm via ZoomAttendance at both sessions is required. Can you offer...

Faces of Leo: Zack Stephens

The Arc of King County has upcoming events in King County.  Don’t forget they are free and open to everyone!Zack and his family are LEO community members in our applicant pool, hoping to be part of a LEO Home. His mom, Lisa, spoke to us about their journey, and about...

Join a committee. Get Involved.

We need volunteers to work on housing, fundraising, events, finance, and outreach. Please contact us and let us know how you want to help or which committee you would like to join.

Get in Touch!  Get Involved!

The Life Enrichment Options (LEO) Organization is comprised of many caring supporters and unpaid volunteers, including everyone on the LEO Board and on LEO Committees. They just want to help those with Developmental Disabilities live better lives.

Please join us! Volunteer your time by attending LEO events, helping run the event, or joining a LEO Committee. Without volunteers, LEO would not be able to carry out the goals we set in our mission statement (as seen below). Please contact us below. Thank you!

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