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.

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, [...]

ADEC’s ‘Wings for All’ takes the scare out of the air for children with disabilities

2017-03-28T10:11:56-04:00March 28th, 2017|A Life of Their Own, Community, Families, News|

From long security lines to strange machines that bounce electromagnetic waves off your body, air travel can be a chaotic and confusing experience. The process of clearing security and boarding a flight can cause anxiety for any family. But for families [...]

ADEC’s Resource + Transition Fair set for March 11 at Goshen College

2017-02-17T11:32:04-05:00February 17th, 2017|A Life of Their Own, Community, Families, News|

Receiving and living with a disability diagnosis can be overwhelming. Families are asked to learn a new language and navigate a complex system of forms, government agencies and local resources. But ADEC can help. Not only does the nonprofit offer free [...]

You’re invited: ADEC presents free screening of award-winning documentary ‘Life, Animated’ on January 10

2016-12-16T13:27:40-05:00December 16th, 2016|A Life of Their Own, Community, Families|

Owen Suskind was a thriving, typically developing 3-year-old boy — until suddenly he wasn’t. “He loses speech, he loses motor function, he can’t meet your gaze. He just kind of vanished,” Owen’s father, Ron Suskind said. “It was like we were [...]

‘Please don’t feel sorry for me’: ECHS fall play includes story of Jonny Riblet, student with cerebral palsy

2016-11-10T14:10:29-05:00November 10th, 2016|A Life of Their Own, Families|

When kids pass by Jonny Riblet in the hallway at school or in the aisle at the grocery store, his mom can see the curiosity in their eyes. They want to know why Jonny is in a wheelchair, why he doesn't [...]

Eight-Year Search Leads to Mother-Son Reunion at ADEC

2016-08-05T10:22:47-04:00August 5th, 2016|A Life of Their Own, Families|

When you google “Dianne Hampshire,” the first entry that pops up is a profile from the Works of Arc website featuring Dianne’s picture and describing her ceramic work at ADEC’s Day Service at Goshen. For most people, this would be just [...]

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