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 Services Saturday Activities Calendar

click here for your:  December Activities Calendar 2019   December 7 – Christmas Village, Love Park, Philadelphia 11:00 p – 4:00 p Explore over 80 vendors selling authentic European food, ornaments and arts & crafts from all over the world! Bring money for lunch at the village and gift shopping Dress warmly and be prepared […]

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Community Homes

DEC provides community housing for adults who have been diagnosed with intellectual disabilities.  Our goal is to meet both the health and safety needs of the individuals we serve, and to provide the means necessary by which they may live the life they choose.  Through a program that is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of […]

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Employment Services Division

DEC Employment Services Division has provided job placement and support for adults with disabilities since 1986. The Employment Services Division supports adults with varying disabilities to achieve maximum levels of employment and economic independence.  The initial funding for this support comes from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).  DEC Employment Consultants provide community based work […]

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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!