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Disability Empowerment Center

The Disability Empowerment Center (DEC)

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. They dedicate our efforts to breaking through the barriers to Independent Living.


  • Peer Counseling
  • Information and Referral
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Advocacy
  • Accessibility Education
  • ADA Accessibility Guidelines
  • Assistive Technology Services
  • Benefits Counseling
  • Certified Deaf Interpreters
  • Children’s Services
  • Communication Services
  • Community Integration Services
  • DHHS Case Management
  • Disability Sensitivity and Awareness Training
  • Family Services
  • Home and Community Based Waivers (HCBS)
  • Home Modification Consulting
  • Mobility Training
  • Nursing Home Transition
  • Pre-Vocational and Employment Services
  • Recreational Services
  • Service Coordination
  • Sign Language Interpreter Referral
  • Social Security Assistance
  • Ticket to Work
  • Translation Services
  • Transportation Services


Lancaster Office

941 Wheatland Avenue, Suite B-1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

Lebanon Office

243 Schneider Drive
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 17046