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.

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.” [...]

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

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

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 [...]

‘We gotta get out of here’: Kenny Minor reclaims a life of his own with ADEC

2018-08-12T13:03:00-04:00August 12th, 2018|A Life of Their Own|

When his next-door neighbor was murdered in his own home during a drug deal gone wrong, ADEC client Kenny Minor decided it was time to move. Kenny, who moved with his mother and brother to Elkhart from Kentucky, lived on Garfield [...]

ADEC’s newest program fills the GAP between high school and career for individuals with disabilities

2018-03-29T15:03:53-04:00March 29th, 2018|A Life of Their Own, Employment|

ADEC’s new Growth and Purpose (GAP) program is designed to help bridge the gap between education and employment. The program, which launches in April, is open to any individuals with disabilities interested in joining the workforce.

The ADEC Silver Bullets heat up the court each winter and square off against community teams

2018-03-06T12:35:49-04:00March 6th, 2018|A Life of Their Own, Community, News|

Every Wednesday from October to March, the Silver Bullets — ADEC's official 70-player basketball team — put their skills to the test against community members. The Silver Bullets square off in about 20 games against community-based teams in the gym of [...]