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ADEC artists create storm drain art mural to raise awareness of stormwater pollution

2019-06-11T09:59:26-04:00June 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

"All drains lead to the river." The words wrap around a painting of what — at first glance — appears to be a large blue fish. In reality, the mural depicts a water bottle with fish-like fins, floating among several [...]

ADEC increases supported living service capacity in Goshen with property purchase

2019-06-07T09:10:52-04:00June 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

With the purchase of six homes on a stretch of property just east of Goshen College, ADEC is excited to increase capacity in Goshen to serve an additional 30+ individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through its supported living program. [...]

ADEC athletes participate in Summer Games, help celebrate 50th anniversary of Special Olympics

2019-06-07T15:35:41-04:00June 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Several ADEC athletes are traveling to Terre Haute this weekend to participate in the Special Olympics Summer Games after earning a first place win in the area-level bocce ball competition. Bocce is an Italian game with a goal of rolling the [...]

ADEC nursing team more prepared to handle medical emergencies thanks to Goshen Health Foundation grant

2019-06-04T09:16:49-04:00May 30th, 2019|Direct Support|

Christmas came early this year for ADEC's nursing team. Registered nurse Katrina Vargas and licensed practical nurses Lynn Guthrie and Sarah Ten Have could barely contain their excitement on Wednesday as they tore open cardboard boxes and ripped through plastic [...]

Hawthorne Elementary students, staff support ADEC at 2019 Ride-A-Bike

2019-05-24T13:49:41-04:00May 24th, 2019|Ride-A-Bike|

More than 20 students and teachers from Hawthorne Elementary participate in ADEC's 47th annual Ride-A-Bike on May 18 to raise money for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The school participated for several years in a row beginning in 2013, [...]

ADEC receives Hero Award from United Way of Elkhart County

2019-05-20T16:24:50-04:00May 20th, 2019|Community|

At ADEC, we've always believed our employees are true heroes. They work tirelessly to advocate for and serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they can lead lives full of choice and possibility. They sacrifice their evenings, weekends and [...]

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 [...]

We’re not nickel-and-diming you: ADEC’s wage initative adds up

2019-04-19T12:28:45-04:00April 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

It's not just flowers that have been growing this month at ADEC -- it's salaries, too. All eligible employees received a $0.15 raise in their April paychecks, the second bump in pay since the beginning of 2019. It's part of [...]

ADEC’s (Walk, Run or) Ride-A-Bike returns on May 18 for 47th year

2019-04-10T15:25:55-04:00April 10th, 2019|Ride-A-Bike, Uncategorized|

At ADEC, we are all about choice and possibility. We believe that the 1,000+ individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities we serve each year deserve the freedom to make their own choices and explore their life's possibilities. We apply that [...]