Nancy Bounds, ADEC Community Relations Coordinator, writes about news and stories at ADEC that may or may not fit neatly into a category.

Bristol Elementary students, staff support ADEC with a Rudolph Romp

2017-12-21T10:45:49+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Community|

Students, teachers and staff at Bristol Elementary worked together to make the holidays brighter for ADEC. The school collected donations for ADEC in the weeks leading up to the holiday break. A cart full of nonperishable food items, clothing, exercise equipment, [...]

Vice President of Programming Sally Russell retires from ADEC after 16 years

2017-12-08T11:47:37+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Community, News|

After 16 years of serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through ADEC, Vice President of Programming Sally Russell retired from the organization on Dec. 1, 2017. Sally joined us in 2001 after spending several years working at a similar agency [...]

Grab your calendar! Here’s how you can join us for the ADEC Ball

2017-12-07T10:30:24+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Community|

Before we know it, the confetti will be flying as we ring in 2018. Around here, that means the ADEC Ball is coming soon. One of the coolest things about this experience will be having our community dance the night away [...]

Play Santa this Christmas, adopt an ADEC client from our Wish List

2017-11-13T09:42:38+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Community, News|

You don’t have to live in the North Pole to be Santa Claus. At ADEC, we help community members play the role of Jolly Ole St. Nick at Christmas by pairing them with our clients who don’t have anyone to buy [...]

Brighten the holidays with the 2018 ADEC ornament and Christmas cards

2017-11-10T14:58:57+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Community, Employment|

Forgetting to buy Christmas cards to send to friends and relatives until the week before the holiday is a stressful, panic-inducing fear that many of us try to avoid. ADEC has your back. Earlier this year, our clients were hard at [...]

ADEC closes out 65th year with Annual Celebration

2017-10-31T10:41:49+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Community, News|

On Thursday, Oct. 26, ADEC blew out the candles on its 65th year with an Annual Celebration filled with reflection, friendship and laughter. Our Annual Celebration took place at the Lerner Theatre’s Crystal Ballroom, where friends of ADEC, clients and staff [...]

ADEC Annual Celebration honors founders, client achievements

2017-10-13T11:03:55+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Community, News|

65 years ago, a rebel band of parents with rare and courageous spirit came together and created something truly special for Elkhart County. They dared to dreamed of a world where children with disabilities did not spend their lives shut away [...]