Ride-A-Bike changes lives. Let Stephanie Lewis show you how.

2019-03-28T12:40:52-04:00March 28th, 2019|Community, Ride-A-Bike|

When Stephanie Lewis was born, a doctor told her parents that she would never accomplish anything and she would never be able to walk. Boy, did she prove them wrong. Not only can Stephanie now walk, she can ride a bike. [...]

Ride-A-Bike 2019: Shively family raises money for ADEC day program they have come to love

2019-03-28T12:17:07-04:00March 28th, 2019|Community, Ride-A-Bike|

The summer after Alex Shively turned 5 years old, his parents set a goal for him: Alex would learn to ride a bike. Because Alex was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Sotos syndrome, which is characterized by excessive [...]

ADEC’s “March to Vote” pushes to teach, register individuals

2019-03-28T09:35:14-04:00March 28th, 2019|A Life of Their Own, Community, News|

This is a blog by David Polaski   Flip through one of ADEC’s new “Your Individual Rights” booklets and toward the end, you’ll find a seldom talked-about right. “You have the right to learn how to register to vote and vote.” [...]

ADEC creates self-advocacy booklet on individual rights

2019-03-27T15:58:09-04:00March 25th, 2019|A Life of Their Own, Dignity|

Few people think about a living will when they think about their basic rights, but Joe Lehman does. Joe is an individual ADEC serves at one of its 21 locations in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties. When Tobi Weirich, the director [...]

Independence in reach for Ted Robinson thanks to ADEC’s community employment program

2019-03-21T08:49:30-04:00March 21st, 2019|A Life of Their Own, Employment|

There is no way to miss Ted Robinson when walking into Mishawaka’s Best Western. He looks every bit of the “seven feet tall and not an inch shorter” he claims to be. His unusual height is an advantage as an assistant [...]

ADEC’s Gaining Grounds Center now available to rent for conferences, meetings and more

2019-03-04T15:53:10-05:00March 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

When you’re looking for a location for your event — whether it’s a staff retreat or a class reunion — consider ADEC’s new Gaining Grounds Center.

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