Dianne’s Continuing ADEC Adventure: Flying to Arizona

2017-03-31T12:46:31+00:00 March 31st, 2017|A Life of Their Own, Dignity, Direct Support|

At 67 years old, Dianne Hampshire is living proof that it's never too late to enjoy a new adventure. A few months ago, we shared this incredible story of Dianne and Richard Hampshire reuniting after eight years of searching for each [...]

ADEC client is a small business owner with big hopes

2017-02-03T11:50:03+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|A Life of Their Own, Dignity, News|

Look up Erin Smoker's Etsy page and you'll find this description, Buttercups Emporium is my new adventure. I wanted to become more independent so with the help of some friends we have my shop started. I enjoy making items for others [...]

For one employee, new position a chance for redemption

2017-02-03T11:40:23+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Direct Support, History|

For most people, a job offer signals validation, respect and the hope of new beginnings. It's exciting to know someone feels you are worth the investment, regardless of whether you take the job. For Karl Kingsley, his most recent job offer [...]

ADEC’s Project SEARCH celebrates halfway mark with Open House

2017-01-20T13:51:33+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Employment|

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 [...]

ADEC Annual Celebration will spotlight clients as we look ahead

2016-10-14T15:32:36+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Community, News|

Get your party hat on and join us as we celebrate ADEC’s 65th birthday! ADEC’s Annual Celebration will take place Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Matterhorn in Elkhart. This year, ADEC is changing up the Annual Dinner because we want to share [...]

Beth Price, ADEC employee, celebrates 25 years of learning, growth

2016-10-14T15:13:44+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Administration, Employment|

From the moment Beth Price was hired at ADEC in 1991, she’s kept an open mind and gone with the flow. She never imagined where it would take her. “One day, my girlfriend came to the daycare where I had been [...]

Shop Art by ADEC store, Support client opportunities

2016-09-30T14:17:20+00:00 September 30th, 2016|A Life of Their Own, News|

Have you been searching for the perfect gift for your friend’s birthday? Or maybe there’s a blank spot on your wall for a piece of meaningful art? As of Wednesday, October 5, Elkhart’s newest shopping destination - the Art by ADEC [...]