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.

MORE ABOUT US

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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.

ALL DEC SERVICES

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Upcoming DEC & Community Events

People learning ASL ASL Course 1 Fall/Winter 2019 - Mondays
Monday, October 21st to Monday, January 6th
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
People learning ASL ASL Course 2 Fall/Winter 2019/2020 -Tuesdays
Tuesday, October 22nd to Tuesday, January 7th
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
People learning ASL American Sign Language Level 3 Fall/Winter 2019/2020 Thursdays
Thursday, October 24th to Thursday, January 9th
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
People learning ASL American Sign Language Level 4/5 Fall/Winter 2019/2020 Fridays
Friday, October 25th to Friday, January 10th
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
Webinar: "The ADA: Transitioning Out of School for Students with Developmental Disabilities"
Monday, November 18th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Education Session on Community Health Choices (CHC)
Wednesday, November 20th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lancaster Chamber

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Upcoming
Fundraisers

EXTRAORDINARY GIVE
Friday, November 22nd
All Day

GIVING Party at the Ware Center!!
Friday, November 22nd
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Millersville University’s Ware Center
DEC the Halls Annual Event & Silent Auction 2019
Wednesday, December 4th
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emerald Foundation

Other Ways to Donate

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