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.

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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.