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ADEC’s Mike Hedrington celebrates 35 years of helping people with disabilities find dignity, meaning in work

2018-06-28T11:13:05+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Direct Support, Employment, News|

One of ADEC’s four core values is “employment,” and for 35 years Mike has been helping fulfill the mission of helping individuals with disabilities find dignity and meaning through work.

From the CEO: ADEC Industries offers another choice for employment for individuals with disabilities

2018-06-25T13:28:47+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Employment, News|

Donna L. Belusar is the president and CEO of ADEC. As the state considers the future of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Donna advocates to keep ADEC Industries as an option. As I walked through the workshop floor [...]

Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department officers visit Day Service at Bristol, pick up ADEC art

2018-06-14T11:23:06+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Community, News|

ADEC clients at the Day Service at Bristol got a surprise visit Tuesday, June 12, from a pair of Elkhart County Sheriff's Department officers.

Deb Buras, invoice and records coordinator for ADEC Industries, celebrates 25 years of employment

2018-05-30T15:18:09+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Employment, News|

When Deb Buras was hired at ADEC in 1993, she never imagined staying for 25 years. Now she couldn't imagine retiring anyplace else. Deb, who grew up in South Bend, was unhappy with her work in accounts payable. Her brother, who [...]

From the CEO: ADEC Gaining Grounds Center to be place of transformational impact, community inclusion

2018-05-29T11:35:49+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Community, Employment|

Last month, we told you that we were breaking ground on an exciting, new Gaining Grounds location that will help provide more choices and greater possibilities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but I wanted to take some time and explain the vision behind the new addition.

Ride-A-Bike brings people with disabilities, community members together for morning of fun, fitness

2018-05-11T16:13:36+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Community, News|

Residents of ADEC's Tara group home spend a full month counting down the days until Ride-A-Bike, and then they spend another two weeks after the event talking about how much fun they had. "They just love seeing all the bike riders [...]