LEO supports and advocates for individuals with developmental disabilities in four key areas that we call our four cornerstones. Employment, Recreation, Education and Housing.
For the Recreation cornerstone, LEO works to provide programs and events both directly and indirectly within communities.
LEO collaborates with the Issaquah Community Center and Si View Community Center in North Bend to develop classes and outings. For example LEO partially funds the bowling program so that an additional “van” of bowlers can participate.
LEO also partners with Waypoint Pediatrics to present the Experience Fitness Project. A day of fun and fitness at Issaquah High School’s stadium.
LEO also partners with local Rotary Clubs to sponsor the Challenge Series Races held each summer in various cities within the State of Washington. These cars allow those with mental & physical disabilities, each teamed with a trained volunteer driver, to experience the thrill of riding in a gravity-propelled car. The Challenge Series Races program is free and helps LEO meet our mission goals, and also reaches a younger population of children with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their younger parents.
LEO continues to actively pursue opportunities to expand our recreational programs.