Rachel Brown, Residential Program Manager, and Nathan Nelson, Manager of ADEC’s Foster Avenue group home, write about the everyday lives of the adults entrusted to ADEC’s care.

ADEC celebrates Direct Support Professional Appreciation Week 2019

2019-09-06T14:57:39-04:00September 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

2019-06-04T09:16:49-04:00May 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’s Mike Hedrington celebrates 35 years of helping people with disabilities find dignity, meaning in work

2018-06-28T11:13:05-04:00June 28th, 2018|Direct Support, Employment, News|

One of ADEC’s four core values is “employment,” and for 35 years Mike has been helping fulfill the mission of helping individuals with disabilities find dignity and meaning through work.

2 ADEC employees save a life thanks to quick thinking and emergency first aid training

2018-01-26T12:25:01-05:00January 26th, 2018|Dignity, Direct Support|

It started as a typical day at ADEC’s Day Service at Bristol. The lunch rush had started and ADEC’s staff was busy preparing lunches, passing medications and making sure clients were comfortable. DSP Carrie Muir set down food in front of [...]