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 20 years and brings to LEO a passion for providing community based fitness and physical activity opportunities for people of all ages with disabilities.

In addition to her clinical practice, Allison serves as the Regional Coordinator for the On Track Research Study, a large multi-site collaboration involving children with cerebral palsy from across the United States and Canada. She also guest lectures within the University of Washington pediatric course curriculum.

Dr. Yocum can often be found in local parks working with parents of children with disabilities to help access play equipment, coordinating annual sports and fitness-related camps and events, or on the bike trail teaching children with disabilities how to ride a bike or scooter.

Yocum and her husband Dennis are working with LEO to spearhead a new event, the Experience Fitness Project on Sunday September 27th on the field at Issaquah High School. The EFP will consist of activities for children and young adults who have physical or cogitative challenges. They can compete in events like 100m Run/Walk or Push, an Obstacle Course and other challenging and fun events.

Yocum states, “My primary area of interest is in supporting the LEO mission related to recreational opportunities for people with disabilities. I am very interested in improving participation in all aspects of community life for people with disabilities and am inspired by the progress LEO has made in our community.

For additional information: Contact Fred Nystrom 425.241.4690 or fred.nystrom@lifeenrichmentoptions.org

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