Did you know the “A” in ADEC stands for “A Life of Their Own?”
A big part of our mission here at ADEC is to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities find independence and realize their potential. We believe the people we serve deserve a chance to make their own choices, pursue their passions, learn new skills, develop healthy personal relationships and make a positive contribution to their community.
We often hear that one of the biggest barriers to true independence for individuals with disabilities is transportation. ADEC provides transportation to our day service locations and ADEC Industries, but the people we serve have more places to visit than that. Whether they need to make it to their job in the community or take a trip to Concord Mall to purchase new clothes, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are left to rely on public transportation or rides from friends and family.
Our community is fortunate to have the Interurban Trolley and its accessible ACCESS shuttle — but those services aren’t free. When you sponsor a bus pass, you’re sponsoring the path to A Life of Their Own.