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.
The students of ADEC’s 2016-17 Project SEARCH class celebrated reaching the program’s halfway mark this month by hosting an Open House to show off their progress. The highlight of the Open House was talking with Deric and Kayla, two best friends [...]
When Patricia Lepe grows up, she wants to be an artist at Cartoon Network. A senior at Concord High School, Patricia looks forward to graduating in the spring and moving to California to learn more about art and work toward her [...]
The My ADEC Story series continues with this entry from Sara Howard, Senior Manager of Community Employment. // Photo by Rod Tackett Did you know that the “E” in ADEC stands for employment? Employment is one of ADEC’s core values. ADEC [...]
A few Saturdays ago, Dion McField treated his roommates to coffee and cinnamon rolls at the Electric Brew in Elkhart. While they enjoyed their breakfast, Dion gave the guys a tour, proudly showing them his lists and describing the tasks he [...]
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a disability as the condition of being unable to do things in the normal way. Well, based on that definition, each and every one of us has a disability. You cannot spell disability, without the root word, [...]
ADEC Partners with City of Elkhart to Provide Job Shadowing Opportunities to Adults with Disabilities
Like so many other college students, Dylan Eberly hasn't decided on a major or career to pursue quite yet. But thanks to a new partnership between the City of Elkhart and ADEC, he has a better idea of what he wants [...]