DEC is hiring a Transition Coordinator

DEC is currently hiring for a Transition Coordinator.  If you would like more information or would like to submit an application, please contact Melissa Hawkins at mhawkins@decpa.org.

10 Things to Know about Your New Medicare Cards

old versus new medicare cards

Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards starting in April 2018. Here are 10 things to know about your new Medicare card: Mailing takes time: Your card may arrive at a different time than your friend’s or neighbor’s. Destroy your old Medicare card: Once you get your new Medicare card, destroy your old Medicare card and start using your new card … Read More

DEC is participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community!

Grab those walking shoes and support the Disability Empowerment Center at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community! Join the DEC Team as we we participate as one of 53 non-profits in the Highmark Walk in Harrisburg.  Highmark underwrites the entire cost of the walk so that 100% of the money raised for DEC comes directly to us to support … Read More

Sign Language Classes in Lancaster PA – Spring Dates and Times Announced

People learning ASL

Sign Language Classes in Lancaster PA! The Disability Empowerment Center has announced our Spring ASL (American Sign Language) Classes dates and times. You can use the links below for more information and to register/pay through EventBrite.  All classes are held at our Lancaster Center. ASL Course 1 Spring 2018 – Tuesdays Tuesday, April 3, 2018 – Tuesday, June 5, 2018 … Read More

Shoe Drive!

DEC is having a shoe drive!  Starting March 5th through May 5th, we will be collecting any gently worn, used and new shoes. You can drop them off at: the Disability Empowerment Center at 941 Wheatland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601 For more information or other drop-off/mail options, visit our Shoe Drive website at http://ourshoedrive.com/disability-empowerment-center/

DEC the Halls 2017 Photos

We had a wonderful 2017 DEC the Halls.  Thank you to everyone who attended and supported! [soliloquy id=”3332″]

DEC Success: Jackson

Consumer, Jackson, at WJTL

Jackson, came to the Disability Empowerment Center with goals to increase his independence, develop his job skills and work towards his ultimate dream of becoming a professional voice actor! As a DEC Consumer, he’s been building independence skills, such as learning to use public transportation, and developing his jobs skills. He’s also been working towards his goal of becoming a voice … Read More

Upcoming Winter 2018 Sign Language Courses!

People learning ASL

Learn American Sign Language (ASL) with us! The Disability Empowerment Center will host three ASL courses this Winter and you are invited to join us.  Our courses will include ASL I for all beginners to ASL, and ASL II and III for more advanced students. Fee for each course is $125.  Register and pay before 12/25 and receive a discounted … Read More

DEC the Halls Silent Auction – Pre-Sale Starts this Friday!

Get ready because our DEC the Halls Silent Auction is coming! Every year we hold our Silent Auction at our DEC the Halls annual holiday event.  Last year, we had a Silent Auction pre-sale online, and it was such a success that we’ve decided to do it again!  This is a great opportunity for everyone who can’t make it to … Read More