Who We Are

LeadLearnLive began in 2000 when Julie and Tom Lackey decided it was not OK that their son and hundreds of others with Down syndrome, autism spectrum and similar disabilities have to go out of Oklahoma to continue their education.

LeadLearnLive's mission is to bring four-year degree or certificate, fully integrated, post-secondary education programs for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities to Oklahoma.



WHat We DO


Because Four-year, inclusive college programs in other states are changing the outcome for these students leading to 70-80% of the graduates living independently and pursuing careers. The problem is that Oklahoma doesn't have any Four-year, inclusive college programs available. 

LeadLearnLive is determined to provide college as an option in Oklahoma…. ultimately leading to freedom and independence for these students!