Let’s Be Frank: ADEC’s Annual Celebration to feature keynote by disability advocate Frank Stephens

2018-08-16T11:03:29+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Community, Dignity|

Frank Stephens has taken on Ann Coulter on national television and silenced Congress with just five words ("my life is worth living"). On Oct. 25, he will inspire and energize the guests at ADEC's Annual Celebration as the keynote speaker. ADEC [...]

Genesis Products volunteers experience magic at visit to Day Service at Bristol

2018-07-10T15:55:28+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Community, News|

The folks from Genesis Products spent a combined 45 hours volunteering and hanging out with the people ADEC serves at the day service. The volunteers learned about ADEC's mission to offer choice and possibility to the people the nonprofit serves and were then able to see it in action.

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.

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 [...]

From the CEO: Thanks to our community, the ADEC Ball was a magical evening for the people we serve

2018-05-02T16:34:39+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Community, News|

As I stood inside the RV Hall of Fame on Friday, April 20, for the ADEC Ball, I was overcome with appreciation for our community as hundreds of others joined me in cheering for the people we serve as they strutted [...]