Tie Dye!

We hosted our Tie Dye and Sweets Day this week and it was so fun!  We had 13 people come together with our DEC staff to eat yummy sweets and make tie dye t-shirts.  We host events all of the time for our Consumers and the community, click here to keep an eye on our calendar for events.  You can … Read More

The DEClaration 01.28

The DEClaration is our twice monthly employment newsletter.  To receive it directly to your inbox, click here to sign up. It’s a new year and at DEC, we’re continuing our mission to break through the barriers to Independent Living.  Key to Independent Living can be employment, so we also make it our mission to advocate for equal employment opportunities for … Read More

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DEC the Halls 2014

[soliloquy id=”590″] With all of the excitement of the holidays and the New Year, this is a post we’ve been meaning to get to but just haven’t.  Better late than ever, right? We had our annual DEC the Halls event on December 17th and this one was our best yet!  Everyone had a great time and thanks to all of … Read More

Our Board of Directors

It’s a new year and that means some changes for our Board of Directors. Our 2015 Board Members Matt Gray, President Lucille Miessner, Vice President Alicia Galarza, Secretary Alexis Aubry, Treasurer Shelley Castetter, Director Leslie Binkley, Director Arthur Gould, Director Thanks to our Board for all they do for us!    

Celebrating the Start of 2015

[soliloquy id=”547″] As we step into the New Year, all of us at DEC wanted to take a moment to look back at how wonderful 2014 was, and tell you about our plans for 2015. We really did have an amazing 2014 with so many memorable moments including: Consumer events! Bowling, a Barnstormer’s Game, two picnics (the Lebanon consumer picnic … Read More

Memories of Caleb

With the holiday season, we’ve felt so much joy here at The Disability Empowerment Center.  We’ve also been carrying heavy hearts over the loss of a dear friend and colleague, Caleb Walker. Caleb was 18 years old when he was diagnosed with brain cancer and only 23 when it took him from us on December 3rd.  During that time, among … Read More

Meet the DEC Staff: Shannon Orehek

We like to take a moment on our blog to introduce you to the hardworking people that make up our staff at the Disability Empowerment Center. Today we sit down with Shannon Orehek, Service Coordinator.  For more information about Service Coordination, click here. How did you end up working at DEC? I was referred to DEC by Hillary Hasson, the … Read More

Meet the DEC Staff: Jesus Domena

We like to take a moment on our blog to introduce you to the hardworking people that make up our staff at the Disability Empowerment Center. Today we sit down with Jesus Domena, an Independent Living Specialist and Event Coordinator for DEC.  He also happens to be our decorator-extraordinaire.  If you’ve been to one of our events and see his … Read More

Meet the DEC Staff: Kim Carney

We like to take a moment on our blog to introduce you to the hardworking people that make up our staff at the Disability Empowerment Center. Today we sit down with Kim Carney, our Independent Living Specialist.  Kim also provides ADA Training and Inspections for DEC.  For more information, read about our DEC Access program by clicking here. How did you … Read More