DDS believes that having an active social life encourages well being. For this reason DDS offers an array of social activities for its adult participants and programs for persons with intellectual disabilities.


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Brave Art Studio:

DDS believe that each person is an artist, limited only by the boundaries of his/her imagination. Brave Art is about enjoying the process of creating art together while celebrating the creative abilities of all. The studio is a place where artists of all abilities create together for the purpose of achieving new heights through art & the creative process.

Periodically, Brave Art Studio will exhibit works of art and make items available for sale to the public. Individual artists receive 50% of the sale of each item with the remaining 50% going back into the program for the purchase of supplies and materials. DDS now features an Artist of the Month, in which original works of art will be on display in the lobby at the DDS-Alley Learning Center.

The Studio meets regularly on Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Due to its popularity; DDS has implemented an enrollment program in which artists must register to participate for a six week session. Space is limited to 15 participants. To learn more, or to register for the Brave Art Studio call 717-274-3493.

Hip Hop Cardio:

Come join the Dance Party
Monday Nights 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
DDS-Alley Learning Center
Pay-as-you-go - $3 per class

No Pre-registration Required
Open to the public for individuals
16 years of age and older
Come, ready to dance your way
to better health.
Wear comfortable, flexible clothing and sneakers. Towel and water bottle recommended


Classes resume September 14th
Held from 4 - 5 p.m.
DDS-Alley Learning Center
Open to the public. Pay as you go - $8 per class.

Healthy Choices - Education Series:

Five areas will be addressed: nutrition, exercise, money management, sex education and safety. The classes are free and open to the public and will be held from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the DDS-Alley Learning Center. Classes are full, however, we encourage all interested parties to call DDS at 717.274.3493 to request to be put on our waiting list.

Healthy Choices Brochure
Move to Improve You Initiative  

Venture Crew:

The Boy Scouts of America and DDS now have a Venturing Crew for Lebanon County adults with disabilities. While Venturing is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women, DDS believes venturing is a great opportunity for young people,16 years of age and older, to have positive experiences in a fun non-threatening environment.

Venture Crew 2017 Schedule
Meets first and third Thursday of the month. Group led by volunteer, Gia Royer. Open enrollment.
For information call DDS at 274-3493