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Join us for a celebration of ADEC’s new Gaining Grounds Center in conjunction with a Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Bizz-Ness After Hours event.

As you enter the Gaining Grounds Center, your attention will likely be drawn to the one-of-a-kind pieces of Art by ADEC — all crafted by the talented individuals with disabilities we serve at ADEC.

A selection of seasonal and timeless artwork will be available for purchase, with 50 percent of the purchase price going directly to the artist and the other half going back to ADEC’s art program. To the right, you will be greeted by a smiling face — in the morning, it will be Vincent Becraft (who you will read more about in this newsletter), and in the afternoon, Andrea Marchand. To the left, you will find our brew-tiful new Gaining Grounds Coffee House, which offers a full range of coffee and espresso-based drinks, snacks and pre-packaged sandwiches.

Beginning in 2019, the public will also be invited to rent a large meeting room (which can be transformed into three smaller conference spaces), equipped with the latest audio and visual technology.

Our Gaining Grounds Center is designed to showcase the many abilities of those we serve while also helping foster inclusion and integration in the community.

While you may first visit our Gaining Grounds Center to grab a cup of coffee, attend a meeting or browse the Art by ADEC store, we hope that you will leave sharing our vision that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities should live lives full of choice and possibility.