At the order of Governor Tom Wolf, The Arc of Chester County Preschool, ABBLES, Adult Transportation Services & Recreation events suspended until further notice. The agency will continue to operate, however effective immediately we will not hold meetings at our office or allow any visitors to come to our facility until further notice.

The Arc of Chester County is closely monitoring the changing and evolving information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are working around the clock to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all those we serve in The Arc community. Our Program Directors are working closely with their teams to continue offering the uninterrupted services and assistance our population relies on, especially those with disabilities. We are following the directives issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Department of State, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Arc will continue monitoring advisories and government directives as they relate to the pandemic and keep you posted of any changes. Stay safe and be well.

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The Arc of Chester County’s Comprehensive Employment Services (CES) provides services that help adults with disabilities find and keep the right job, as well as train companies to find, train, and supervise people with disabilities.

Services are funded through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Office of Developmental Programs waivers, the Chester and Montgomery County Departments of Mental Health/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, local school districts, and/or private pay. For more information, please contact Program Director Rita Mandik at

Job Seekers

CES helps people with disabilities find paid employment and become productive members of the community by providing these services:

  • Pre-employment assessment and counseling
  • Job-seeking and placement services
  • Hands-on and on-the-job training to meet employer needs
  • Ongoing job coaching to ensure job retention
  • Opportunities to learn and share experiences with other participants
  • Transportation training and assistance with securing daily transportation
  • Support with benefits information and referrals to benefits counselors
  • Referrals to obtain proper work attire


CES’s program helps people with disabilities become productive employees, at no cost to the employer, by providing the following services:

  • Thorough screening of applicants to ensure proper job match
  • Individualized, on-site training by a professional employment training specialist to meet employer specifications
  • Ongoing assessment and follow-up to maintain quality employee performance
  • Excellent long-term communication with job supervisors
  • Information about ADA and tax credits for businesses hiring people with disabilities