Who We Are

DEC is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization and our mission is to support intellectually disabled individuals in realizing their full potential through personalized training, tailored therapies and other programs and services that promote independence, choice and community integration. DEC serves over 500 individuals throughout Montgomery County, PA while providing a dignified and positive environment for all individuals to encourage value, hope and responsibility.

DEC is the largest provider of vocational and rehabilitation services for intellectually disabled individuals in our County.  The clients served by DEC are adults, but many of these adults cannot live independently or would have a very difficult time doing so.  DEC works to address the unique needs of these adults by providing the best facilities, programs and staff available to serve its clients.


Our Programs

Community Homes

A HOME IS MUCH, MUCH MORE THAN A “PROGRAM” The goal which our dedicated staff works tirelessly to achieve is four-fold: To ease the way for adults with intellectual challenges and/or physical disabilities to fit right into the community — allowing them to enjoy a safe, healthy, everyday life. To empower the men and women […]

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Supported Employment

Meaningful work not only provides an income, but an opportunity for greater independence and self-worth. DEC Employment Services has provided job placement and support for adults with disabilities since 1986. Most Disabled People Can and Want to Work DEC Gives Them that Chance Just like the rest of us, most people with disabilities want to […]

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Supported Living

SLS Means Much More than Just Empowerment As people with intellectual disabilities increasingly insist on having more control over their lives, pressure is growing for services to be more responsive to the aspirations and wishes of the intellectually disabled and their families. DEC has long enjoyed a widespread reputation for providing high quality Supportive Living […]

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News and Events

Please check back soon for more information regarding our upcoming fundraising events!

May 18 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Mark your calendar today and note the change in the day of the week for the 2018 Phil Martelli Golf Classic for DEC. Start your weekend off right with a round of golf at Philmont Country Club, hosted by one of College Basketball's most well known and well respected Head Coaches, Phil Martelli.  Our Annual […]

June 6 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Save the Date for the 2018 Martelli Games This year our event will be on Wednesday June 6, 2018, at the Dave & Buster's at Philadelphia Mills so please save the date.  This event is a unique and fun team-building event, that offers an opportunity to enjoy an evening out with friends and colleagues while […]


Support DEC

Oftentimes people want to know how they can help…what they can do to make a difference for the individuals we serve.  One of the easiest ways to make an immediate and direct impact is to support DEC financially.  You can maximize your gift today by sending a check to our administrative offices or by making a gift online right now.  Conveniently make your gift through our secure online site by clicking on  Donate Now. This will ensure a secure transaction using your credit card.