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

Volunteers create choice and possibility for ADEC clients as Community Connectors

Volunteers are an important part of the lives of the individuals we serve at ADEC; they help create a community connection in a meaningful way by spending time with the individuals we serve. At ADEC, our volunteers do more than just [...]

2019-04-29T16:00:28-04:00April 29th, 2019|A Life of Their Own, Community|0 Comments

Join ADEC for a live stream of the May 1 DDRS Stakeholder Quarterly Meeting

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 [...]

2019-04-25T13:17:26-04:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

2019-04-19T12:28:45-04:00April 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments