Join ADEC for a live stream of the May 1 DDRS Stakeholder Quarterly Meeting

2019-04-25T13:17:26-04:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

For individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, the decisions made by state and federal agencies can have a major impact on their daily lives. Simple line items in the state budget can determine how many hours of [...]

ADEC Industries ‘is a good place to start your life’: Employees deliver public comment to state task force

2018-06-29T13:32:21-04:00June 29th, 2018|Employment|

As ADEC CEO and President Donna Belusar stood at the podium in front of a packed room, she held up a picture of more than a dozen ADEC Industries employees on a recent payday. The 15 individuals, all with intellectual and [...]

From the CEO: The case for a direct support professional wage increase

2018-11-30T14:58:38-04:00February 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Being a caregiver is a difficult and exhausting job that comes with little fanfare. It is also an absolutely crucial job. Caregivers – or direct support professionals (DSPs), as we call them – form the very backbone of ADEC, a nonprofit [...]

#ADECvotes: Making the 2016 Election Accessible to People with Disabilities

2018-11-30T14:59:57-04:00August 8th, 2016|A Life of Their Own, Community, Dignity, News|

"I can't vote." As Elkhart County's voter outreach coordinator stood in front of the room at Day Service at Goshen and talked about the right to vote and the process to register, a client called me over to where he was [...]