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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
The Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce helped us kick off Disabilities Awareness Month in a big way by naming ADEC the 2018 Nonprofit of the Year.
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.
ADEC’s Resource + Transition Fair connects families to disability organizations, programs that can help
Resource + Transition Fair 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 9 NETWORKING: Meet and speak with other individuals, families and professionals. Space will be provided if you wish to have a private conversation. RESOURCES: Have a chance to [...]
Many of us here at ADEC are still riding the sugar high brought on by Cupcake Wars. ADEC's five day service locations and After-School Club really rose to the occasion by whipping up dozens of sweet treats in hopes of [...]
ADEC celebrated 39 employees with a combined 435 years of service to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.