Public Hearing Announcement

WRITTEN ENGLISH: Hello! I have a message for you, ok? I want to inform you that the Statewide Independent Living Council, Center for Independent Living, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation are all in partnership with one another. Why? We want to give you an opportunity for us to learn about you as a person who is Deaf, Hard of Hearing, owning … Read More

DEC on Good Day PA!

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Last Tuesday, we had an amazing opportunity to appear on ABC27’s Good Day PA television show.  It was a wonderful opportunity to promote our DEC Access Program, our ADA Workshops, and accessibility for small businesses. “The Disability Empowerment Center is hosting a series of workshops on Accessibility.  The program is called “Get Empowered.”  Their first work shop is Monday , … 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

ADA Compliance Workshop

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More than 50 million Americans – 18% of our population – has a disability and each of these individuals can be a potential customer or employee for your business. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed as a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and … Read More

Help with your taxes!

April 18 will be here before we know it and it’s not too early to think about preparing your taxes.  Below we’ve listed some options to get help filing your returns and filing for free. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance With 15 sites around Lancaster County, IRS trained and certified volunteers in United Way of Lancaster County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance … Read More

DEC Weather and Emergency Closings

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It’s wintertime and that can mean that the snow and cold can keep us at home.  If the Disability Empowerment Center has to close for weather or any emergency, we will post it on our Facebook page by 8am.  You can see the post by clicking the link whether you have a Facebook account or not. Wondering if DEC is … Read More