One of ADEC’s core values is to give the individuals we serve a life of their own with the right to make their own choices, pursue their passions, learn new skills, develop healthy personal relationships and make a positive contribution to their communities.

An ADEC family finds growth and purpose together through the ADEC Skills & Training Center

2020-03-20T09:33:28-04:00March 20th, 2020|A Life of Their Own, News|

When mysterious health problems began to affect her son Christian just as he was entering young adulthood, Monica Davis was at a loss for words. “He’s had complications from his disability for his whole life,” says Monica. “This was something new.” [...]

ADEC continues tradition of creating opportunities for public engagement

2020-02-05T15:41:51-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Community, Families, News, Uncategorized|

ADEC, Inc. has been supporting families in our communities for nearly 68 years by providing services and advocating for families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At ADEC, we believe that all individuals deserve to live a life full [...]

ADEC transportation department applies colorful decals to buses to raise community visibility

2019-12-11T09:07:32-05:00December 11th, 2019|A Life of Their Own, Community, Families, News|

Allie Dobski, ADEC’s transportation manager, is huddled with a few of her team members at the side of Bus 55. “Okay, ready?” she asks. In a deft move, she and three of her colleagues peel an opaque paper backing from [...]

Wy.Not Summer Camp program winds down for 2019 season

2019-08-28T08:06:17-04:00August 27th, 2019|A Life of Their Own, Community, Families, News|

It’s that time of year, when the heat has started to outstay its welcome and kids are trading their swim trunks for book bags, which means ADEC’s Wy.Not Summer Camp program has come to an end for the year. But what [...]

First United Methodist Church of Middlebury parishioners volunteer, donate funds

2019-08-21T10:46:03-04:00August 21st, 2019|A Life of Their Own, Community, News|

On a muggy Saturday morning, nine parishioners from First United Methodist Church of Middlebury made the trek to ADEC's new Goshen properties to help with some needed improvements. The volunteers came to pull up some old carpet and put a [...]

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

2020-02-05T15:41:00-05:00July 10th, 2019|A Life of Their Own, Community, Dignity, Employment, First Person, News|

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 [...]

Volunteers create choice and possibility for ADEC clients as Community Connectors

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

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 [...]

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

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

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.” [...]