Michigan teens from Young Neighbors in Action spend week hanging out with individuals ADEC serves, improve homes through volunteer service

Most people choose to spend their summer hanging out at the beach or in the relaxing comfort of an air-conditioned building, but 11 teenagers and adults from Young Neighbors in Action decided to spend a week of their summer improving the [...]

2019-07-19T09:54:54-04:00July 19th, 2019|Community, News|0 Comments

ADEC celebrates Dog Daze of summer with dog-themed art, special partnerships with Bonneyville Mill and Elkhart ArtWalk

If you’re a fan of ADEC’s famous Bow Wow Dog Biscuits, have we got a treat for you: A very limited special edition batch of biscuits are coming to a Gaining Grounds Coffee House or downtown event near you, thanks to [...]

2019-07-16T12:38:48-04:00July 16th, 2019|Community, Employment, News|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

2019-07-10T14:35:31-04:00July 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

"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 [...]

2019-06-11T09:59:26-04:00June 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ADEC increases supported living service capacity in Goshen with property purchase

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. [...]

2019-06-07T09:10:52-04:00June 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|5 Comments

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

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 [...]

2019-06-07T15:35:41-04:00June 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

2019-06-04T09:16:49-04:00May 30th, 2019|Direct Support|0 Comments

Hawthorne Elementary students, staff support ADEC at 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, [...]

2019-05-24T13:49:41-04:00May 24th, 2019|Ride-A-Bike|0 Comments

ADEC receives Hero Award from United Way of Elkhart County

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 [...]

2019-05-20T16:24:50-04:00May 20th, 2019|Community|1 Comment