Guest bloggers write about the challenges and joys they face as parents, siblings, grandparents or other family relations to children and adults living with the challenges of disabilities.

Self-Advocates of ADEC Host Presentation on Voting

2022-09-21T16:31:25-04:00September 21st, 2022|A Life of Their Own, Community, Dignity, Families, History, News|

During a recent Self-Advocates of ADEC meeting, participants expressed interest in learning more about their rights when it comes to voting in Indiana. The group worked with Self-Advocates of Indiana and Leah Grandy from Indiana Disability Rights to arrange a day for Leah to come give [...]

Flowers for Wayne: An Art By ADEC Project Honoring a Lost Loved One

2022-08-26T16:33:19-04:00August 26th, 2022|Community, Direct Support, Families, News|

The ADEC Day Program, located in The Shoots building in Downtown Goshen, serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a variety of optional and engaging activities: painting, ceramics, cooking, games, computers and more. Ruth Yankey, a long-time and much-loved [...]

ADEC Hosts Podcast Release/Listening Party for: “Expert Tips By ADEC Self-Advocates”

2022-08-26T15:42:03-04:00August 26th, 2022|A Life of Their Own, Community, Dignity, Employment, Families, History, News|

On Wednesday, August 24th, 2022, ADEC was proud to host a Release & Listening Party for the new Podcast, “Expert Tips By ADEC Self-Advocates.” Debuting on most streaming platforms this week, the new podcast is hosted by Emily, an attendee [...]

Picture Possibilities at the Plaza

2022-08-05T13:37:13-04:00August 4th, 2022|A Life of Their Own, Administration, Community, Dignity, Direct Support, Families, News|

On Saturday, July 30th, ADEC turned Elkhart Civic Plaza into a true celebration space! From 11-3 we welcomed volunteers, staff, clients, family, friends, and the public to celebrate the culmination of our month-long 2022 fundraiser, Picture Possibilities. Food trucks, free [...]

ADEC’s Employee Appreciation Day at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

2022-07-29T12:51:08-04:00July 29th, 2022|Administration, Community, Direct Support, Employment, Families, News|

ADEC is celebrating our 70th year in 2022, and one of the ways we’re celebrating is with an event at Wellfield Botanic Garden to recognize and show our appreciation to our staff. In addition to free admission for our staff, [...]

Gaining Grounds to Host BDDS Case Management Meet and Greet on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, from 5 – 7 p.m.

2021-10-27T11:31:06-04:00October 27th, 2021|A Life of Their Own, Families|

The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services will be hosting multiple in-person meet and greet opportunities for individuals and families to learn more about each of the awarded case management organizations. The Arc of Indiana will be planning to partner with [...]

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 [...]

Meet ADEC’s new Director of Family Services: Katie Kessler

2018-01-18T16:04:38-05:00January 18th, 2018|Community, Families, News|

Have you ever had a question about ADEC or the services the agency provides? Katie Kessler is ADEC’s new Director of Family Services, and she’s your one-stop-shop for answers. Katie’s role is overseeing the referral process for any new, potential clients, [...]

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