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A long-standing barrier to Pennsylvania residents with disabilities fell this week with the start of Achieving a Better Life Experience, a program that lets them save up to $14,000 a year while receiving government benefits. “It is a major game-changer,” … Continue reading
Melissa Hawkins, Executive Director of the Disability Empowerment Center will take part in a Community Panel on April 4th as part of 2016-17 On Screen/In Person program of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the airing of the movie States of Grace. … Continue reading
DEC’s Youth Transition Summer Program will begin on July 10th! To help youth with disabilities transition (or prepare to transition in the future) from High School to adult life, we offer the Young and Empowered summer program. About the Program: Meets every … Continue reading
All of us at DEC would like to welcome our newest member of our Board of Directors, Paul Fogle! For more information about our Board, visit the Board page.
Learn American Sign Language (ASL) with us! The Disability Empowerment Center is hosting a 10-week course for individuals who want to learn ASL. The course will run for 10 weeks, beginning on February 16th until May 4th (no class on … Continue reading
This November 18 go the EXTRA mile for the Disability Empowerment Center. On that day, we’re participating in the Extraordinary Give, Lancaster County’s Largest Day of Giving. For 24-hours only, visit ExtraGive, make a donation (min. $25) and every dollar you donate … Continue reading
Dear Consumer and Medicare Member, Fall has arrived and soon the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period will also be here again. It begins October 15 and ends December 7. That is the time period when you have the opportunity to choose … Continue reading
The Disability Empowerment Center announces our new full-time employee, Olivia Walters. She comes to DEC with over 10 years of experience working with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities at several Lancaster organizations, and is joining our team as our new Independent Living/Transition Coordinator. She … Continue reading
The Disability Empowerment Center & DEC Interpreters celebrate Deaf Awareness Week / International Week of the Deaf with a picnic and meet & greet. Deaf Awareness Week – also known as the International Week of the Deaf (IWD) – is … Continue reading