Description of service provided:
Direct service employees provide services to adults with developmental disabilities who live in community settings which include families, group homes, and Lifesharing. Services consist of work experience and other developmental work training activities to promote movement into a higher level vocational program. Activities include: 1) training designed to teach job-related skills; 2) personal work and adjustment training designed to develop appropriate worker traits and teach an understanding of the work environment; and 3) assessments of an individual’s vocational aptitude and potential.

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Elkwood Arts produces various wood products which are sold through a variety of means. Individuals receive a wage based upon job completed. Some jobs pay at a sub-minimum wage level, while others may be at minimum wage or higher. Money to pay wages comes directly from the sale of our products. Dickinson Center, Inc. maintains a sub-minimum wage certificate.

The day is structured to include individual and group work activities. Services must meet regulatory requirements of programs licensed under the 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2390 and fall within the Waiver Service Definitions authorized by the Office of Developmental Programs and the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Dickinson Center, Inc. has been certified as a Qualified Provider of these services by the Cameron/Elk Behavioral & Development Programs and the Office of Developmental Programs.

Geographic area of service:
Elkwood Arts service individuals that reside in Elk and Cameron counties of Pennsylvania.

Admission Criteria:
Elkwood Arts currently services individuals that reside in Elk and Cameron counties of Pennsylvania who have an intellectual disability/mental health diagnosis, and are age 18 and over.

How to Access Service:
Persons interested in services can contact Elkwood Arts at the phone number below, or interested Elk and Cameron County residents may contact the Cameron/Elk Behavioral & Development Programs at 814.772.8016.  

Address and Hours of Operation:
Elkwood Arts
43 Servidea Drive (along Rt. 219)
Ridgway, PA 15853
Consumer hours of operation are from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Business hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

How Individuals Pay for the Service:
Payment for services may be rendered through various funding sources such as Consolidated Waiver, and/or County funding.

Main Office Phone Number and Fax:
Phone: 814. 776.2174
Fax: 814.772.0093