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 [...]

Michigan teens from Young Neighbors in Action spend week hanging out with individuals ADEC serves, improve homes through volunteer service

2019-07-19T09:54:54-04:00July 19th, 2019|Community, News|

Most people choose to spend their summer hanging out at the beach or in the relaxing comfort of an air-conditioned building, but 11 teenagers and adults from Young Neighbors in Action decided to spend a week of their summer improving the [...]

ADEC celebrates Dog Daze of summer with dog-themed art, special partnerships with Bonneyville Mill and Elkhart ArtWalk

2019-07-16T12:38:48-04:00July 16th, 2019|Community, Employment, News|

If you’re a fan of ADEC’s famous Bow Wow Dog Biscuits, have we got a treat for you: A very limited special edition batch of biscuits are coming to a Gaining Grounds Coffee House or downtown event near you, thanks to [...]

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. [...]