Platform Fundraiser

The Center for Disability Empowerment is having a FUNdraiser!! 

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 3 to 7 p.m.

Where: Platform Beer Co., 408 N. 6th St., Columbus, OH 43215. (Free parking in adjacent lots.) 

What: FUNdraiser!! 

Why: To support the programs of The Center forDisability Empowerment

$1.00 of every beer sold goes to CDE. We will have a 50/50 Raffle, a Silent Auction, and Food!

The Center for Disability Empowerment is a Center for Independent Living serving people living with disabilities, their families, and communities in Franklin and Delaware Counties.

Our goal is to help people with disabilities to live, learn, worship, work, and play in the communities in which they reside. 

Platform beer companyWe provide Information and Referral services, Peer Support, Advocacy Training and Support, Temporary Ramps, Independent Living Skills Training, Nursing Home Transition, Youth Empowerment, and Abuse/Bullying Awareness. 


Call: 614-575-8055

Click here to make a donation.

CDE has an immediate opening for an ADA Consultant/Civil Rights Advocate. The Job Description is can be found here. Please send a cover letter and resume to hetrick.cde@gmail.com.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

We’re here to help

If you’re a person with a disability who lives in Franklin or Delaware County Ohio, the Center for Disability Empowerment (CDE) can help you find resources to live, learn, worship, work and play alongside people who do not have disabilities.

Our community-based, non-residential center is under your direction and guided by your choices. We will help you create an Independent Living Plan (ILP) with the steps and resources you need to reach your goals, whether they’re big or small. Here are a few examples:

  • Learn skills, such as how write a letter, interview for a job, manage money, or apply for benefits
  • Find services, such as transportation options, healthy resources, or personal care assistance
  • Defend your rights, by gaining access, speaking up, or working for broader change

CDE’s assistance is completely free for people with disabilities of any age.

Ready to get started? Click on one of the top tabs to learn more, or get in touch. We will be happy to hear from you!

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