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 [...]
This is a blog by David Polaski Flip through one of ADEC’s new “Your Individual Rights” booklets and toward the end, you’ll find a seldom talked-about right. “You have the right to learn how to register to vote and vote.” [...]
Few people think about a living will when they think about their basic rights, but Joe Lehman does. Joe is an individual ADEC serves at one of its 21 locations in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties. When Tobi Weirich, the director [...]
There is no way to miss Ted Robinson when walking into Mishawaka’s Best Western. He looks every bit of the “seven feet tall and not an inch shorter” he claims to be. His unusual height is an advantage as an assistant [...]
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.
We won't sugarcoat it: Cupcake Wars is one ADEC event you won't want to miss. For several weeks now, ADEC's five day services and After-School Club have been fine-tuning their best batters and finest frostings in hopes of winning over [...]