The Government is Hiring!

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting 2.7 million individuals across the country to assist with the 2020 census count. This spring, the Census Bureau will launch the largest 2020 Census field operation.  Known as Nonresponse Follow-up, Census takers are tasked with knocking on doors to follow up with households who have not responded to the census questionnaire.  Applications are being … Read More

Lancaster Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Transportation survey

The Lancaster MPO is updating its long-range transportation plan. The plan, known as the Lancaster County 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) or “connects2040” for short, will serve as a blueprint for the county’s decision-making on transportation services and projects. It will also include a long-term spending plan for addressing critical infrastructure needs over the next 25 years. When completed, the … Read More

ALL-IN-TENNIS

Adaptive Tennis is a program that supports and promotes tennis for the recreational and social enjoyment of individuals with physical, mental or emotional challenges. The game of tennis can be adapted to accommodate any ability. Adaptions include smaller courts, lower nets, appropriately sized racquets, low compression larger size tennis balls and balls that jingle for the visually impaired. The USTA … Read More

PA Veterans Registry

Veterans Registry Logo with Pennsylvania Keystone made out of a flag

The PA VETERANS REGISTRY is an online application that allows veterans, family members and veteran advocates to connect with the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) to request information related to the valuable state benefits, programs and services they have earned. By connecting with DMVA, registrants can also opt-in to receive the weekly DMVA DIGEST, filled with valuable … Read More

10 Things to Know about Your New Medicare Cards

old versus new medicare cards

Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards starting in April 2018. Here are 10 things to know about your new Medicare card: Mailing takes time: Your card may arrive at a different time than your friend’s or neighbor’s. Destroy your old Medicare card: Once you get your new Medicare card, destroy your old Medicare card and start using your new card … Read More

DEC the Halls 2017 Photos

We had a wonderful 2017 DEC the Halls.  Thank you to everyone who attended and supported! [soliloquy id=”3332″]

DEC Success: Jackson

Consumer, Jackson, at WJTL

Jackson, came to the Disability Empowerment Center with goals to increase his independence, develop his job skills and work towards his ultimate dream of becoming a professional voice actor! As a DEC Consumer, he’s been building independence skills, such as learning to use public transportation, and developing his jobs skills. He’s also been working towards his goal of becoming a voice … Read More

Thanksgiving Holiday – Offices Closed

Happy Thanksgiving graphic

In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.  We wish everyone a wonderful thanksgiving!

2017 Year in Review (or where your #ExtraGive $$$’s go)

As you consider donating to the Disability Empowerment Center today for the #ExtraGive, we wanted to share with you some of what our organization has accomplished so far in 2017, in an effort to give you an idea of where your donated dollars go (and perhaps to do a tiny bit of bragging). Here’s our donate link. Since January of … Read More