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ADEC clients celebrated at 2019 Annual Celebration with special guest Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch

2019-10-11T16:32:06-04:00October 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The people we serve at ADEC are constantly breaking out of their comfort zone to accomplish great things and discover their true potential. On Thursday afternoon, nearly 300 people gathered at Elkhart's Lerner Theatre to celebrate five individuals with intellectual [...]

Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch to speak at ADEC’s 2019 Annual Celebration

2019-09-26T23:25:25-04:00September 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch will visit Elkhart County in October to deliver a keynote address at ADEC’s Annual Celebration. The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, inside the Crystal Ballroom of the Lerner [...]

ADEC unveils refreshed mission statement with emphasis on ‘informed’ choice

2019-07-10T14:35:31-04:00July 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The addition of one simple word can change the meaning of a sentence significantly -- just consider ADEC's mission statement. ADEC's Board of Directors recently approved a refreshed mission statement that adds a single word: Informed. "ADEC proudly advocates for and [...]

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 [...]