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Independent living means having control over our own lives. We believe people with disabilities are entitled to equal rights and opportunity, real choices that enable us to maintain control
over our lives, power and authority over the supports and services
designed to assist us, and full participation in our communities.
"Empower individuals with disabilities to make choices through education, collaboration and advocacy."
INDEPENDENT LIVING GOALS
As peer mentors, we offer one-on-one assistance to individuals with all types of
disabilities in working toward self-identified independent living goals.
Together, we identify obstacles to independent living and possible solutions.
Then we work as partners to break down these barriers. Our goal is to assist
you in becoming empowered - learning how to find necessary information, secure
needed services, and advocate for your rights.
Established in 2002, DEC is a private, nonprofit, nonresidential organization
run by and for people with disabilities. We dedicate our efforts to attaining
equal opportunity and full participation of people with diverse disabilities
in all aspects of life in our community. Through all of our individual and
collective efforts, we work to eliminate barriers, ensure access, protect civil
rights, and effect positive social change.
DEC provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services that prioritize self-determination,
consumer control, and personal choice to individuals of all ages and with all
types of disabilities.
DISABILITY EMPOWERMENT CENTER
941 Wheatland Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17603
1407 Oak St.
Lebanon PA 17042