ADEC’s Resource + Transition Fair set for March 11 at Goshen College

2017-02-17T11:32:04+00:00 February 17th, 2017|A Life of Their Own, Community, Families, News|

Receiving and living with a disability diagnosis can be overwhelming. Families are asked to learn a new language and navigate a complex system of forms, government agencies and local resources. But ADEC can help. Not only does the nonprofit offer free [...]

From the CEO: The case for a direct support professional wage increase

2018-11-30T14:58:38+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Being a caregiver is a difficult and exhausting job that comes with little fanfare. It is also an absolutely crucial job. Caregivers – or direct support professionals (DSPs), as we call them – form the very backbone of ADEC, a nonprofit [...]

ADEC client is a small business owner with big hopes

2017-02-03T11:50:03+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|A Life of Their Own, Dignity, News|

Look up Erin Smoker's Etsy page and you'll find this description, Buttercups Emporium is my new adventure. I wanted to become more independent so with the help of some friends we have my shop started. I enjoy making items for others [...]

For one employee, new position a chance for redemption

2017-02-03T11:40:23+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Direct Support, History|

For most people, a job offer signals validation, respect and the hope of new beginnings. It's exciting to know someone feels you are worth the investment, regardless of whether you take the job. For Karl Kingsley, his most recent job offer [...]