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:

Defend your rights

By gaining access, speaking up, or working for broader change

Learn skills

Such as how write a letter, interview for a job, manage money, or apply for benefits

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Find services

Such as transportation options, healthy resources, or personal care assistance

Who We Are and What We Do

The Center for Disability Empowerment (CDE) is a community-based, non-residential center that is driven by the choice and direction of people with disabilities (consumers). CDE serves individuals of any age, with any disability, who are residents of Franklin, Delaware, Union and Licking, Ohio counties.

We help consumers develop highly personal Independent Living Plans, with self-set goals, priorities and timelines. CDE provides support and resources to enable consumers to meet their individual goals for living, learning, worshiping, and playing alongside people who do not have disabilities.

The majority of our staff members are people with disabilities; we share many of your dreams and struggles, because we have lived them ourselves.

History and Funding

CDE was incorporated and awarded 501(c) (3) status in 2012. We are funded through grants, donations and fees-for-services. All services are provided to consumers free of charge.

Michelle House

Mayor of the City of Cindy

88th mayor of the City of Cindy,
re-elected on Jun 1 2019.

This is your world. Just let these leaves jump off the brush The man who does the best job is the one who is happy at his job. Isn’t that fantastic? You have to allow the paint to break to make it beautiful. Tree trunks grow however makes them happy.

That is when you can experience true joy, when you have no fear. We don’t really know where this goes – and I’m not sure we really care. You better get your coat out, this is going to be a cold painting. So often we avoid running water, and running water is a lot of fun. Isn’t it great to do something you can’t fail at? But they’re very easily killed. Clouds are delicate.

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Change your perspective

Just take out whatever you don’t want. It’ll change your entire perspective. This is where you take out all your hostilities and frustrations. It’s better than kicking the puppy dog around and all that so. Look at them little rascals.

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Maybe he has a little friend that lives right over here. At home you have unlimited time. Son of a gun.

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