DEC has an afterhours cell phone for emergencies, when our office is closed and you can not reach anyone. It is (717) 617-7534. If you need to reach us, call that number and leave your name, phone number and your reason for calling.
We hosted our Tie Dye and Sweets Day this week and it was so fun! We had 13 people come together with our DEC staff to eat yummy sweets and make tie dye t-shirts. We host events all of the time for our Consumers and the community, click here to keep an eye on our calendar for events. You can … Read More
The DEClaration is our twice monthly employment newsletter. To receive it directly to your inbox, click here to sign up. It’s a new year and at DEC, we’re continuing our mission to break through the barriers to Independent Living. Key to Independent Living can be employment, so we also make it our mission to advocate for equal employment opportunities for … Read More
[soliloquy id=”590″] With all of the excitement of the holidays and the New Year, this is a post we’ve been meaning to get to but just haven’t. Better late than ever, right? We had our annual DEC the Halls event on December 17th and this one was our best yet! Everyone had a great time and thanks to all of … Read More
It’s a new year and that means some changes for our Board of Directors. Our 2015 Board Members Matt Gray, President Lucille Miessner, Vice President Alicia Galarza, Secretary Alexis Aubry, Treasurer Shelley Castetter, Director Leslie Binkley, Director Arthur Gould, Director Thanks to our Board for all they do for us!
[soliloquy id=”547″] As we step into the New Year, all of us at DEC wanted to take a moment to look back at how wonderful 2014 was, and tell you about our plans for 2015. We really did have an amazing 2014 with so many memorable moments including: Consumer events! Bowling, a Barnstormer’s Game, two picnics (the Lebanon consumer picnic … Read More
With the holiday season, we’ve felt so much joy here at The Disability Empowerment Center. We’ve also been carrying heavy hearts over the loss of a dear friend and colleague, Caleb Walker. Caleb was 18 years old when he was diagnosed with brain cancer and only 23 when it took him from us on December 3rd. During that time, among … Read More
We like to take a moment on our blog to introduce you to the hardworking people that make up our staff at the Disability Empowerment Center. Today we sit down with Paula Moyer, Independent Living Specialist in our Lebanon office. How did you end up working at DEC? I had found out DEC was hiring for a full-time Independent Living specialist in … Read More
Speak Directly to the person Always speak directly to the person. Do not speak through a companion or a service provider. Offer to shake hands Always use the same good manners in interacting with a person who has a disability as you would with anyone else. Identify yourself when speaking to a person who is blind As common courtesy, always … Read More