ADEC’s Mike Hedrington celebrates 35 years of helping people with disabilities find dignity, meaning in work
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.
From the CEO: ADEC Industries offers another choice for employment for individuals with disabilities
Donna L. Belusar is the president and CEO of ADEC. As the state considers the future of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Donna advocates to keep ADEC […]
Three young adults are ready and eager to enter the workforce after spending a year learning job skills and completing internships at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
When Deb Buras was hired at ADEC in 1993, she never imagined staying for 25 years. Now she couldn’t imagine retiring anyplace else. Deb, who grew up in South Bend, […]
From the CEO: ADEC Gaining Grounds Center to be place of transformational impact, community inclusion
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.
If you’ve noticed that the electronic sign in front of ADEC’s Bristol location has been off and there’s a huge pile of dirt, it’s because we’re preparing for a lot of changes. ADEC will be adding a Gaining Grounds coffeehouse to its Bristol office.
ADEC’s newest program fills the GAP between high school and career for individuals with disabilities
ADEC’s new Growth and Purpose (GAP) program is designed to help bridge the gap between education and employment. The program, which launches in April, is open to any individuals with disabilities interested in joining the workforce.
Only about one-third of working-age people with disabilities are employed, but a partnership between ADEC, South Bend schools and Beacon Health System is working to change that.