Hawthorne Elementary students, staff support ADEC at 2019 Ride-A-Bike

2019-05-24T13:49:41-04:00May 24th, 2019|Ride-A-Bike|

More than 20 students and teachers from Hawthorne Elementary participate in ADEC's 47th annual Ride-A-Bike on May 18 to raise money for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The school participated for several years in a row beginning in 2013, [...]

ADEC receives Hero Award from United Way of Elkhart County

2019-05-20T16:24:50-04:00May 20th, 2019|Community|

At ADEC, we've always believed our employees are true heroes. They work tirelessly to advocate for and serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they can lead lives full of choice and possibility. They sacrifice their evenings, weekends and [...]

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 (Walk, Run or) Ride-A-Bike returns on May 18 for 47th year

2019-04-10T15:25:55-04:00April 10th, 2019|Ride-A-Bike, Uncategorized|

At ADEC, we are all about choice and possibility. We believe that the 1,000+ individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities we serve each year deserve the freedom to make their own choices and explore their life's possibilities. We apply that [...]

Ride-A-Bike changes lives. Let Stephanie Lewis show you how.

2019-03-28T12:40:52-04:00March 28th, 2019|Community, Ride-A-Bike|

When Stephanie Lewis was born, a doctor told her parents that she would never accomplish anything and she would never be able to walk. Boy, did she prove them wrong. Not only can Stephanie now walk, she can ride a bike. [...]

Ride-A-Bike 2019: Shively family raises money for ADEC day program they have come to love

2019-03-28T12:17:07-04:00March 28th, 2019|Community, Ride-A-Bike|

The summer after Alex Shively turned 5 years old, his parents set a goal for him: Alex would learn to ride a bike. Because Alex was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Sotos syndrome, which is characterized by excessive [...]

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.” [...]

Words cannot ESPRESSO how thankful we are that ADEC’s Gaining Grounds Center is open for business

2018-11-26T12:30:23-04:00November 21st, 2018|Community|

At ADEC, we have much to be thankful for this holiday season. We are thankful for the nearly 400 members of #teamADEC who report to work each day to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. We [...]