ADEC’s (Walk, Run or) Ride-A-Bike returns on May 18 for 47th year

2019-04-10T15:25:55-04:00April 10th, 2019|Ride-A-Bike, Uncategorized|

At ADEC, we are all about choice and possibility. We believe that the 1,000+ individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities we serve each year deserve the freedom to make their own choices and explore their life's possibilities. We apply that [...]

Ride-A-Bike changes lives. Let Stephanie Lewis show you how.

2019-03-28T12:40:52-04:00March 28th, 2019|Community, Ride-A-Bike|

When Stephanie Lewis was born, a doctor told her parents that she would never accomplish anything and she would never be able to walk. Boy, did she prove them wrong. Not only can Stephanie now walk, she can ride a bike. [...]

Ride-A-Bike 2019: Shively family raises money for ADEC day program they have come to love

2019-03-28T12:17:07-04:00March 28th, 2019|Community, Ride-A-Bike|

The summer after Alex Shively turned 5 years old, his parents set a goal for him: Alex would learn to ride a bike. Because Alex was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Sotos syndrome, which is characterized by excessive [...]

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.” [...]

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

2018-11-26T12:30:23-04:00November 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 [...]

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

2018-08-16T11:03:29-04:00August 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

2018-07-10T15:55:28-04:00July 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

2018-06-14T11:23:06-04:00June 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.