Serving intellectually disabled adults in Montgomery County, PA since 1971.

  • Our committed and knowledgeable Supported Living Staff helps individuals to remain in their own homes

  • Save the Date for next year's Phil Martelli Golf Classic on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Philmont Country Club!

  • Consider using DEC works for all of your contract, packaging and fulfillment needs. Read more at DEC Works

  • DEC’s community residences offer a supportive environment promoting community integration

  • Our cutting edge iPad program is helping to open new opportunities to the individuals in our training centers.

Supporting DEC

Your gift to DEC enhances our ability to maintain and improve our programs and services.

Programs and Services

DEC serves over 500 people each year in a variety of programs, using skilled staff to provide a continuum of high quality services.

News and Events

DEC’s main fundraising events are coming up!
This is so much more than “just” the chance to play a round at the amazing Philmont County Club.
  • Thank you to all of our teams and sponsors for making the 2016 Martelli Games a success!

    Thank you to all of the teams who participated in the Martelli Games at Dave & Buster's at Philadelphia Mills! We would also like to thank the wonderful staff at Dave & Buster's, Philadelphia Mills, for their amazing service and generosity.

  • Recent Happenings


    Keep current with community news and updates from DEC.  Check back here often to link to resources in the community and lto learn about DEC.

  • Recent Happenings

    DEC would like to thank the Willow Grove Foundation for their recent grant to DEC in support of our very popular and successful iPad program. With the Foundation's support we will be able to purchase additional devices to be used in our pre-vocational program at DEC's Willow Grove Training Center.

About Us
DEC focuses on the abilities and competencies of individuals with intellectual disabilities rather than their limitations, promoting dignity, self-determination and independence.

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