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ADEC’s “March to Vote” pushes to teach, register individuals

2019-03-28T09:35:14-04:00March 28th, 2019|A Life of Their Own, Community, News|

This is a blog by David Polaski   Flip through one of ADEC’s new “Your Individual Rights” booklets and toward the end, you’ll find a seldom talked-about right. “You have the right to learn how to register to vote and vote.” [...]

Independence in reach for Ted Robinson thanks to ADEC’s community employment program

2019-03-21T08:49:30-04:00March 21st, 2019|A Life of Their Own, Employment|

There is no way to miss Ted Robinson when walking into Mishawaka’s Best Western. He looks every bit of the “seven feet tall and not an inch shorter” he claims to be. His unusual height is an advantage as an assistant [...]

For 30 years, ADEC’s Kelly Murphy brings life and love to her clients

2018-11-30T11:14:07-04:00November 30th, 2018|Direct Support|

As Kelly Murphy sits at a table in the corner of The Trolley Café at the Old Bag Factory, she thinks about her 30 years with ADEC. A look spreads across her face, a smile that looks both incredulous and full [...]

ADEC’s Gail Vance celebrates 35 years of filling lives with choice and possibility

2018-11-30T10:23:15-04:00November 30th, 2018|Direct Support|

When Gail Vance’s husband worked at ADEC, one of the individuals he served was in a car accident. Gail was always willing to bring Tylenol, often enough that it was like she worked there. A simple joke turned into a lifetime [...]

ADEC’s newest receptionist beat cancer and is loving life

2018-11-20T11:32:41-04:00November 13th, 2018|Employment|

Vincent BeCraft is the first person greeting visitors to ADEC's administration building and he always gives a hearty: 'Have a great day!' as they're leaving. Part of the reason he says it with such conviction is because not too long ago, [...]

Connor Reynolds finds employment at EFP through ADEC

2018-09-11T18:43:04-04:00September 11th, 2018|Employment, News|

He likes Marvel, Muppets and making things. And, as it turns out, he’s pretty good at making things — like the protective foam packaging that keeps your online purchases safe during delivery. After roughly nine months of job hunting, Connor Reynolds [...]

ADEC nurses offer compassion in addition to essential medical care to individuals with disabilities

2018-09-07T11:00:16-04:00September 7th, 2018|Administration, Dignity, News|

It’s personal connections and patient affection that make it clear this is no ordinary nursing job. Lynn Guthrie walks down a short hallway to one of her favorite patient’s rooms. She’s the longest tenured nurse at ADEC, and many clients know [...]