September 3, 2015
NEW — 10:51 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015
As a child, Tim Finnegan longingly stood on the sidelines, watching his siblings race soapbox derby cars.
He, too, wanted to feel the wind consume his face as the gravity car sped down a hill.
Due to a developmental disability, he was never able to participate, until his father Leo Finnegan built a doublewide car that could fit two kids. With his siblings at the wheel, Tim could finally participate in the activity he watched for so long.
July 9, 2015
Life Enrichment Options, with the aid of the Rotary Clubs of Issaquah and Sammamish, present the 2015 Challenge Series Races.
The Issaquah race is July 18.
March 17, 2015
Becky Gordon, a longtime community volunteer, joined the Life Enrichment Options board in January, following two years of leading the Issaquah Outreach committee, an all-volunteer group that helps promote LEO in the greater Issaquah area.
Gordon has been active within the school system, serving as Issaquah Middle School PTSA president, the special needs chairwoman of the Issaquah Council PTSA and an art docent for the Issaquah School District Academy for Community Transition Program.
January 6, 2015
So you are a teenager and have free time on the weekend; what do you do with the time? Watch sports? Go to the movies? Play video games?
How about volunteering to interact with young adults with disabilities or do household chores for senior citizens? That’s what a group of Issaquah High School seniors called Dream Catchers does with its time.
May 20, 2014
Thanks to all who helped put on special event
Christina Corrales-Toy truly captured the feeling of Life Enrichment Options’ second annual Mother’s Brunch — the feeling of comfort and acceptance that many families with children with special needs don’t always feel — in her recent story on the event.
This event, celebrating the moms of children with developmental disabilities and all that they do, is a particularly appropriate event for LEO and the Tavon Center to collaborate on as both local organizations were started by moms of children with special needs.
May 13, 2014
Brunch celebrates moms of children with special needs
The sky was gray on a May 10 afternoon, but inside Swedish/Issaquah, where a special group of moms were treated to an early Mother’s Day brunch, it was nothing but sunshine.
Look no further than Issaquah mom Kimberley Lane’s Mother’s Day card, signed lovingly by her son Brian Galbraith with the inscription “your only son-shine.”
April 23, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. April 23, 2014
Join Life Enrichment Options for Ask a Cop! from 7-8:30 p.m. April 24 at Tibbetts Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.W.
The event is a fun and informative evening with Issaquah police officers as they discuss the expectations of police in various encounters and help prepare individuals with developmental disabilities to interact safely.
The officers will present multiple scenarios to explain what a law enforcement officer expects of disabled community members and ways to communicate their disability.
March 25, 2014
NEW — 11:45 a.m. March 25, 2014
Fred Nystrom has been named executive director of Life Enrichment Options, a community-based nonprofit that advocates for and assists individuals with developmental disabilities.
Nystrom has an extensive background in media and fundraising with both nonprofit organizations and businesses.
He is very involved in the Issaquah community, serving previously as a board member for the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and the Issaquah Schools Foundation.
October 15, 2013
Life Enrichment Options hosts its annual fundraiser, It’s About the Journey, at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.
The event celebrates the life journeys of the residents of the LEO homes, and others the organization serve that live each day with a developmental disability.
LEO supports and advocates for those with developmental disabilities to achieve their lifestyle goals through supportive housing, recreation and employment opportunities, and community education. LEO has been able to achieve its past goals through partnerships and collaborations developed from the community.
Learn more, register for the event or make a donation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.