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

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 [...]

2018-12-17T16:22:17+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

2018-12-14T15:07:13+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

2018-11-30T11:14:07+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Direct Support|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

2018-11-30T10:23:15+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Direct Support|2 Comments

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

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 [...]

2018-11-26T12:30:23+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Community|0 Comments

ADEC offers behavior therapy program for individuals seeking self-improvement

Everyone wants to do a little self-improvement. But it's difficult. If it was simple, there wouldn't be an $11 billion industry dedicated to helping Americans achieve results in personal growth. Like all people, the individuals we serve at ADEC and their [...]

2018-11-16T09:09:17+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Direct Support|0 Comments

ADEC’s newest receptionist beat cancer and is loving life

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, [...]

2018-11-20T11:32:41+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Employment|4 Comments

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

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.

2018-11-15T14:41:38+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National disability advocate Frank Stephens earns a standing ovation at ADEC’s Annual Celebration

ADEC could not think of a better person than Frank Stephens to help us celebrate the people we serve.

2018-10-26T14:10:17+00:00 October 26th, 2018|A Life of Their Own|0 Comments

ADEC celebrates Boss’s Day: Employees give shout-outs to their supervisors for support, leadership

October 16 is National Boss's Day across the country. We all know that a boss can be the difference between a job you love and one that you dread. As we have learned from members of #teamADEC, we have a strong [...]

2018-10-16T16:50:57+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Employment|0 Comments