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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Support DEC

If you would like to help make a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve one of the easiest ways to make an immediate and direct impact is to support DEC financially.  You may choose to mail your gift to our Administrative offices in Norristown, or you may choose  to make your donation right now online by clicking  DONATE NOW .  This link will ensure a safe and secure transaction using your credit card.  From all of us at DEC, thank you for your support!