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ADEC clients and staff pour time, energy and lots of sugar into making Cupcake Wars a success

2019-02-15T13:55:17+00:00February 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Many of us here at ADEC are still riding the sugar high brought on by Cupcake Wars. ADEC's five day service locations and After-School Club really rose to the occasion by whipping up dozens of sweet treats in hopes of [...]

ADEC celebrates 39 employees for a combined 435 years of service to individuals with disabilities

2019-02-14T14:30:33+00:00February 14th, 2019|Administration, Direct Support|

ADEC celebrated 39 employees with a combined 435 years of service to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Oh my ganache! Competition heating up for ADEC’s Cupcake Wars on Feb. 13

2019-01-29T11:44:24+00:00January 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

We won't sugarcoat it: Cupcake Wars is one ADEC event you won't want to miss. For several weeks now, ADEC's five day services and After-School Club have been fine-tuning their best batters and finest frostings in hopes of winning over [...]

ADEC celebrates holiday season with Santa, Christmas parties and Wish List elves

2018-12-17T16:22:17+00:00December 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Sunny 101.5 brings Christmas (and Santa!) to ADEC's new Gaining Grounds Center "I believe in you, Santa!" Kevin Seymore told Sunny 101.5's white-bearded man. Kevin, who participates in both day service and supported living through ADEC, stopped by [...]

♫ DSPs, DSPs, you guys really rock! ♫ ADEC corporate choir performs a very special rendition of ‘Jingle Bells’

2018-12-14T15:07:13+00:00December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Our direct support professionals really rock. They rock so much that Leslie Greensides, staff accountant at ADEC, wrote a song about them. Musicians from ADEC's administrative team visit locations throughout Elkhart and St. Joseph locations in December to spread Christmas [...]

Words cannot ESPRESSO how thankful we are that ADEC’s Gaining Grounds Center is open for business

2018-11-26T12:30:23+00:00November 21st, 2018|Community|

At ADEC, we have much to be thankful for this holiday season. We are thankful for the nearly 400 members of #teamADEC who report to work each day to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. We [...]

ADEC therapy program expands into new location with more space to play, make music

2018-11-15T14:41:38+00:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

ADEC now has a team of five therapists who use music and play to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities develop new skills and accomplish individual goals.

Frank Stephens to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month with ADEC on Oct. 25

2018-10-05T08:50:16+00:00October 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

At ADEC, we like to think that the extra chromosome found in individuals with Down syndrome is pure awesomeness.Because October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we will be celebrating all of that awesomeness with a special keynote speaker on Oct. 25.We [...]

From the heart: ADEC CEO Donna Belusar salutes direct support professionals

2018-09-13T16:42:18+00:00September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Across the United States, during the week of September 9–15, 2018, we take the opportunity to highlight and say "thank you" to the dedicated and innovative direct support workforce.  We, here at ADEC, genuinely honor the compassion and dedication of our [...]