A core value for all ADEC staff is to respect the dignity of the individuals we serve and to protect them from exploitation and abuse.

ADEC celebrates Direct Support Professional Appreciation Week 2019

2019-09-06T14:57:39-05:00September 6th, 2019|Community, Direct Support, News|

There are more than 400 employees who work at ADEC, the majority of whom are Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). Each year, the governor of Indiana designates a week dedicated to DSPs, and we love to celebrate it at ADEC! DSP Appreciation [...]

ADEC nursing team more prepared to handle medical emergencies thanks to Goshen Health Foundation grant

2019-06-04T09:16:49-05:00May 30th, 2019|Direct Support|

Christmas came early this year for ADEC's nursing team. Registered nurse Katrina Vargas and licensed practical nurses Lynn Guthrie and Sarah Ten Have could barely contain their excitement on Wednesday as they tore open cardboard boxes and ripped through plastic [...]

ADEC celebrates 39 employees for a combined 435 years of service to individuals with disabilities

2019-02-14T14:30:33-05:00February 14th, 2019|Administration, Direct Support|

ADEC celebrated 39 employees with a combined 435 years of service to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For 30 years, ADEC’s Kelly Murphy brings life and love to her clients

2018-11-30T11:14:07-05:00November 30th, 2018|Direct Support|

As Kelly Murphy sits at a table in the corner of The Trolley Café at the Old Bag Factory, she thinks about her 30 years with ADEC. A look spreads across her face, a smile that looks both incredulous and full [...]

ADEC’s Gail Vance celebrates 35 years of filling lives with choice and possibility

2018-11-30T10:23:15-05:00November 30th, 2018|Direct Support|

When Gail Vance’s husband worked at ADEC, one of the individuals he served was in a car accident. Gail was always willing to bring Tylenol, often enough that it was like she worked there. A simple joke turned into a lifetime [...]

ADEC offers behavior therapy program for individuals seeking self-improvement

2018-11-16T09:09:17-05:00November 16th, 2018|Direct Support|

Everyone wants to do a little self-improvement. But it's difficult. If it was simple, there wouldn't be an $11 billion industry dedicated to helping Americans achieve results in personal growth. Like all people, the individuals we serve at ADEC and their [...]

ADEC nurses offer compassion in addition to essential medical care to individuals with disabilities

2019-05-06T10:53:21-05:00September 7th, 2018|Administration, Dignity, News|

It’s personal connections and patient affection that make it clear this is no ordinary nursing job. Lynn Guthrie walks down a short hallway to one of her favorite patient’s rooms. She’s the longest tenured nurse at ADEC, and many clients know [...]

Let’s Be Frank: ADEC’s Annual Celebration to feature keynote by disability advocate Frank Stephens

2018-08-16T11:03:29-05:00August 16th, 2018|Community, Dignity|

Frank Stephens has taken on Ann Coulter on national television and silenced Congress with just five words ("my life is worth living"). On Oct. 25, he will inspire and energize the guests at ADEC's Annual Celebration as the keynote speaker. ADEC [...]

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