As we walk through the holiday season this year, it does the heart good to turn thoughts toward home. We spend time with our families. We hold close to tradition. We stand together as we take stock, looking back on our year’s successes and failures. We eagerly await the freshness of a new beginning come January 1.

Here at ADEC, the holidays are a special time. Our staff and clients come together in celebration of another year of overcoming obstacles, learning new skills and broadening horizons. We host holiday parties in our day services while the group homes plan for a joy-filled holiday spent at home. A feeling of warmth, welcome and holiday cheer fills the air at each location.

This year, we made great strides as an agency. We hosted ADEC Technology Challenge 1.0 and made a splash on the national scene. Four ADEC client artists received commissions to paint art for a new teaching hotel in Muncie. Kyle Hankins, a Supported Living client, achieved his dream of running a marathon.

None of this would be possible without you, our community. We rely on our network of dedicated donors, advocates, families and staff members to fuel our progress as an agency and ensure a happy new year for the people we serve.

Thank you for your continued support of ADEC. To you and yours, I wish Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.


Donna L. Belusar, Ph.D.