The Independent Living Program provides the skills, education and encouragement to enable individuals with disabilities to live more Independently.
Our work together is focused on making appropriate choices and learning the skills that will help you to achieve the highest level of independence possible. We also focus on the practical assistance needed to help people increase their independence in their community and to become aware of the resources and options for people with disabilities.
We assist our consumers in developing an individualized plan so that they can make their own choices as to what it means for them to be independent.
Independence is each individual’s personal journey.
We can work together both on an individual or small group basis; in a consumer’s home, in the community, or at our center.
Independent Living skills can include managing a personal budget, basic household chores, using various public transportation systems, dealing with insensitive and discriminatory behavior by members of the general public and many other subjects. To see a list of past goals our Consumers have achieved, click here.
“Nothing is off limits at DEC. With their help and support, I have learned how to choose the best equipment for my needs each day. I can ask folks with equipment like mine how to do something and there is no shame.” Lindy Winters Malin
Independent Living Skills Staff
Barb Feaser, Director of Independent Living
Kimberly Carney, Independent Living Coordinator Lancaster / ADA Educator
Paula Moyer, Independent Living Coordinator Lebanon