Breaking through the barriers to Independent Living.

The Disability Empowerment Center is the Center for Independent Living serving Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. DEC is a private, nonprofit, nonresidential organization run by and for people with disabilities. We dedicate our efforts to breaking through the barriers to Independent Living.

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Contact DEC

(717) 394-1890 | Main

(717) 769-2922 | Lebanon


(717) 208-8593 | Sorenson VP

 

We offer the 5 Core Services that every Center for Independent Living offers including Independent Living Skills, Peer Mentoring, Information and Referral, Transition and Advocacy. We also offer many other services for individuals with disabilities, free of charge.

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All events cancelled or postponed until further notice. Please check our Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates.

Upcoming DEC & Community Events

Office Closed - Fourth of July
Friday, July 3rd
All Day

Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting(CAC)
Tuesday, August 11th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
York OVR District Office
Offices Closed-Labor Day
Monday, September 7th
All Day
Disability Empowerment Center
Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting(CAC)
Tuesday, November 10th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
York OVR District Office
Offices Closed - Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, November 26th to Friday, November 27th
All Day
Disability Empowerment Center
Office Closed: Christmas Holiday
Thursday, December 24th to Friday, December 25th
All Day

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Join Lebanon Community Health Center on June 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 920 Church St. Lebanon, PA 17046 for FREE food distribution, information, masks, hand sanitizer, and more! COVID-19 testing for people with symptoms will also be available. Call 717-272-2700 for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are currently experiencing issues with our telephone service, please bear with us as we figure things out. ... See MoreSee Less

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From Lancaster Stands Up..It's voting day! Polls are open from 7am-8pm. We are currently in the middle of a pandemic, and we want every person to stay as safe as possible if you are going to the polls. Here are some tips:
1. Wear a mask 😷
2. Stay 6 feet apart from others while standing in line πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ
3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands πŸ–
4. Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer πŸ’¦πŸ‘

Use this link to find your polling place πŸ—³https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pa…/pollingplaceinfo.aspx

or check here if you know your voting district/precinct: www.co.lancaster.pa.us/319/Polling-Locations

With the advent of mail-in balloting, changes to voting machines and impacts of COVID-19, there are a number of likely scenarios that could occur that might impede voters. Here is a guide for how best to address these issues, should they arise: l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2Fdocument%2Fd%2F1i3VusO8ZRo344JvgGBjFBbBQH0...
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The next session of ASL classes is posted! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/disability-empowerment-center-10726283047

Staff met with the co-founder and CEO of Sugey One, @RichEverts. Sugey One is an at home, artificial intelligence system for individuals with Alzheimers and Autism. We are planning another session in the spring for anyone interested. #Artificialintelligence #Autism #Alzheimers

Have you been curious about Sign Language? Classes forming now for Fall/ Winter. To register or for more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/disability-empowerment-center-10726283047

the schedule next session for American Sign Language (ASL classes is available. Click here for more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/disability-empowerment-center-10726283047 #ASL #SignLanguage

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Center Locations

Lancaster Center

941 Wheatland Avenue, Suite 201
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Lebanon Center

243 Schneider Drive
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 17046

Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm