Agency with Choice

Agency with Choice allows people with disabilities and/or their representatives to select their own support service worker(s). This directly supervised service worker will be an employee of The Arc of Chester County for payroll, tax, and worker’s compensation purposes but will be under the direct control and day-to-day supervision of the people with disabilities and/or their representatives. This program also offers people with disabilities the ability to:

  • Choose and control the services they receive
  • Recruit and refer for hire support service workers.
  • Determine how and when services will be provided
  • Receive assistance and training from The Arc of Chester County to manage service worker(s)

The Arc’s Agency with Choice Program is based on the philosophy of self-determination and empowers people with disabilities to enhance the quality of their lives. Providing individuals with the opportunity for choice and control over their services and supports acknowledges that they are the best judges of their own needs and how those needs should be met.

The Arc’s Agency with Choice Program is currently available to individuals with a waiver through the Office of Developmental Programs in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties and to individuals who wish to pay privately. Please call our Agency with Choice Program  at 484-947-5583 extension 280 with any questions.


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Program Director:
Gary Johnson-McNutt
484-947-5583 ext. 241