Congrats to Janet Parker!


Congratulations to Janet Parker for receiving a Professional Development Scholarship from the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center to attend the Deaf Anti-Violence Commission’s 2018 Conference.

DEC’s Fully Accessible Haunted House in the News!

Our first Fully Accessible Haunted House was a giant success and tons of fun!  We even got some media attention – Fox43 “Fully Accessible Haunted Attraction” Lancaster Newspapers “On trick-or-treat night, we believe the more the merrier, not scarier [opinion]” Lancaster Newspapers “Disability Empowerment Center offers fully accessible haunted house in Lancaster today” Lancaster Newspapers “Scares for all: Lancaster nonprofit … Read More

Central PA’s Only FULLY ACCESSIBLE Haunted House!

The Disability Empowerment Center is so excited to announce: Central PA’s only FULLY Accessible Haunted House! Tuesday, October 24 at 12 PM – 6 PM All-Inclusive Effects for the visually impaired, hearing impaired and deaf! We’ll have a mad scientist room, bug room, and graveyard! 12 to 2 PM Sensory Sensitive Lights & sounds removed for anyone with sensory issues 2 to 6 PM … Read More

DEC receives Magellan Cares Grant

“The Magellan Cares Foundation recently announced that it will offer a series of grants to support Pennsylvania social service organizations that increase access to effective home and community based services and empower participants to maintain independence in the community. Nonprofit and 501(c)(3) organizations that offer services in these areas will be awarded grants to support existing programs and new initiatives.” … Read More

Deaf-Blind Living Well Services

The Deaf-Blind Living Well Services (DBLWS) is a new Pennsylvania statewide initiative designed to help individuals who are deaf-blind to access information, achieve independence, and touch the future. This will be accomplished by DBLWS training independent contractors, known as Support Service Providers (SSPs).  SSPs link individuals who are deaf-blind to their environment by providing relevant information and acting as a … Read More

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