A core value for all ADEC staff is to respect the dignity of the individuals we serve and to protect them from exploitation and abuse.

ADEC offers behavior therapy program for individuals seeking self-improvement

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

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 [...]

ADEC nurses offer compassion in addition to essential medical care to individuals with disabilities

2018-09-07T11:00:16+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Administration, Dignity, News|

It’s personal connections and patient affection that make it clear this is no ordinary nursing job. Lynn Guthrie walks down a short hallway to one of her favorite patient’s rooms. She’s the longest tenured nurse at ADEC, and many clients know [...]

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 [...]

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.

2 ADEC employees save a life thanks to quick thinking and emergency first aid training

2018-01-26T12:25:01+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Dignity, Direct Support|

It started as a typical day at ADEC’s Day Service at Bristol. The lunch rush had started and ADEC’s staff was busy preparing lunches, passing medications and making sure clients were comfortable. DSP Carrie Muir set down food in front of [...]

ADEC’s guardianship program protects people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, exploitation

2018-01-19T16:20:51+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Dignity, News|

It's a frightening statistic, but one that needs to be recognized: People with disabilities are seven times more likely to be sexually assaulted than individuals without disabilities.  NPR recently launched an investigative series looking at the "hidden epidemic" of sexual [...]