You’re Invited: Come cheer on ADEC as we compete for our 5th consecutive cardboard boat race win

2016-08-26T07:49:30+00:00 August 26th, 2016|News|

It's full steam ahead for ADEC this year. ADEC is going for its fifth consecutive win in United Way's "Great Cardboard Boat Race" with this year's boat: The Coffee Steamer. (No more spoilers. You'll need to actually come out to the [...]

Rosemary Poe: ‘Without ADEC, I would still be in the same hellhole I was born into’

2016-08-18T15:35:42+00:00 August 18th, 2016|A Life of Their Own, Dignity, News|

A single ripe tomato sits on the windowsill of Rosemary Poe's ground-floor apartment. To most people, the fruit only represents the summer bounty still to come. But to Rosemary, the tomato is a symbol of the choice and possibility she has [...]

#ADECvotes: Making the 2016 Election Accessible to People with Disabilities

2016-08-08T16:21:52+00:00 August 8th, 2016|A Life of Their Own, Community, Dignity, News|

"I can't vote." As Elkhart County's voter outreach coordinator stood in front of the room at Day Service at Goshen and talked about the right to vote and the process to register, a client called me over to where he was [...]

Eight-Year Search Leads to Mother-Son Reunion at ADEC

2016-08-05T10:22:47+00:00 August 5th, 2016|A Life of Their Own, Families|

When you google “Dianne Hampshire,” the first entry that pops up is a profile from the Works of Arc website featuring Dianne’s picture and describing her ceramic work at ADEC’s Day Service at Goshen. For most people, this would be just [...]