ExtraGive 2017 is coming!

This November 17th go the EXTRA mile for the Disability Empowerment Center. For 24 hours, you can give extra to support the Disability Empowerment Center! Donate online on that day and your gift will be stretched by the #ExtraGive pool of a half million dollars! And this year…..the Disability Empowerment Center has a matching donor! All donations (up to $5,000) … 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

Annual ADA Anniversary Picnic!

    Our annual ADA Anniversary Picnic will be held on July 29th from Noon to 3pm.  Join us as we celebrate the anniversary of the ADA! We’ll have food, music, games and more this year! Lancaster Mounted Police Veterans’ Speeches IM Able Demonstrations Representatives from UDS and Changing Hands Bean bag toss Patriotic keychain making Music and dancing Raffle … Read More

DEC will now provide Deaf and Hard of Hearing Case Management

“It is with both sadness and excitement that we are announcing that case management services will be provided by the Disability Empowerment Center, beginning on March 1, 2016. DEC is very skilled at producing positive outcomes for clients.” DHHS Lancaster Starting March 1st, DEC will begin offering Case Management services specifically for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community with the goal of breaking … Read More

DEC the Halls 2015

We had a wonderful DEC the Halls luncheon and Silent Auction this year!  Thank you to everyone who attended and most especially, thank you to everyone who donated and helped out! As you’ll notice, the amazing decorations and decor were put together by our own decorating genius, Jesus Domena. And thank you to PhotOle Photography for the beautiful pictures! [soliloquy … Read More

DEC’s New Lunch and Learn Program

  Lunch and Learn Schedule   Wednesday, February 10, 2016 “Career Link” a presentation about the center and how it assists people with disabilities, presented by Hoyt Craver of the PA Career Link “Be sure to Vote!” An overview of the election and voting process, specifically for those with disabilities by Shelley Castetter   Wednesday, March 2, 2016 “Feeling Safe – Being Safe” … Read More

ADA25 Celebration

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Disability Empowerment Center is hosting a picnic to celebrate! On July 24th at Long’s Park in Lancaster, the DEC will host a picnic from 11 am to 2 pm.  There are so many things planned to help us celebrate including: Mayor Gray will be there! … Read More

Our Spring Open House

This Wednesday, May 13th, our office will be open for our Spring Open House.  We will have food, drinks, door prizes and a raffle.  We enjoy these events as a way to reconnect with everyone that we know at DEC and to connect with new people that we love to meet.  Everyone is invited, no RSVP needed.  Simply drop in … Read More