Ride-A-Bike 2019: Shively family raises money for ADEC day program they have come to love

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 [...]

2019-03-28T12:17:07-04:00March 28th, 2019|Community, Ride-A-Bike|0 Comments

ADEC’s “March to Vote” pushes to teach, register individuals

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.” [...]

2019-03-28T09:35:14-04:00March 28th, 2019|A Life of Their Own, Community, News|0 Comments

ADEC creates self-advocacy booklet on individual rights

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 [...]

2019-03-27T15:58:09-04:00March 25th, 2019|A Life of Their Own, Dignity|0 Comments

Independence in reach for Ted Robinson thanks to ADEC’s community employment program

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 [...]

2019-03-21T08:49:30-04:00March 21st, 2019|A Life of Their Own, Employment|0 Comments

ADEC’s Gaining Grounds Center now available to rent for conferences, meetings and more

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.

2019-03-04T15:53:10-04:00March 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

2019-02-27T14:46:20-04:00February 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ADEC clients and staff pour time, energy and lots of sugar into making Cupcake Wars a success

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 [...]

2019-02-19T11:26:09-04:00February 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ADEC celebrates 39 employees for a combined 435 years of service to individuals with disabilities

ADEC celebrated 39 employees with a combined 435 years of service to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

2019-02-14T14:30:33-04:00February 14th, 2019|Administration, Direct Support|0 Comments

Oh my ganache! Competition heating up for ADEC’s Cupcake Wars on Feb. 13

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 [...]

2019-01-29T11:44:24-04:00January 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments