ATTENTION STATE BUYERS: ADEC’s Silver Linings trash liners to be purchased through Fastenal contract

2019-12-06T14:50:55-05:00December 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

ADEC is pleased to announce a new way for State buyers to purchase our brand of trash liners known as Silver Linings. The Indiana Department of Administration, in partnership with Ability Indiana, has created a direct sourcing partnership between Fastenal and [...]

ADEC’s introduces new online gift catalog just in time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday

2019-11-28T17:54:20-05:00November 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Remember when Christmas was about more than the number of gifts under the tree? This year, ADEC is offering a way to make the holidays more meaningful -- for you and for the people we serve. ADEC’s new online gift catalog [...]

ADEC’s Behavior Therapy services bring creativity, compassion and critical life skills to individuals in need

2019-11-27T12:41:46-05:00November 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Tristen Ferran, 19, sits at a glass table in his family’s dining room across from his 28-year-old behavior consultant from ADEC, Ryan Gomez Wengerd. A big fluffy white dog is casually sprawled out on the floor nearby gnawing a dog bone. [...]

2 ADEC representatives serving on Self Advocates of Indiana Board of Directors

2019-11-14T14:41:17-05:00November 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Two individuals served by ADEC have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Self Advocates of Indiana. Nathan Griffey and Ryan Tingstrom will represent Region 2 on the Board of Directors. Self Advocates of Indiana is a [...]

ADEC celebrates Halloween with games, trick-or-treating at Gaining Grounds Center

2019-11-01T16:57:09-04:00November 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Halloween is a popular holiday at ADEC. Although we believe you can be anything you want any day of the year, we love the opportunity to dress up on Oct. 31! This year, ADEC's Gaining Grounds Center and administration offices [...]

ADEC hosts state legislators, officials from Arc of Indiana for tour, conversation

2019-10-29T10:26:03-04:00October 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

ADEC's voice is growing louder. Although it has always been part of our mission to advocate for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ADEC will be taking on a more active role in making sure the voices of the people [...]

ADEC clients celebrated at 2019 Annual Celebration with special guest Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch

2019-10-14T10:58:46-04:00October 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The people we serve at ADEC are constantly breaking out of their comfort zone to accomplish great things and discover their true potential. On Thursday afternoon, nearly 300 people gathered at Elkhart's Lerner Theatre to celebrate five individuals with intellectual [...]

ADEC celebrates community employment partners, clients at inaugural luncheon

2019-10-14T11:00:34-04:00October 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Beth Ann Geyer never imagined herself accepting an award in front of a room of nearly a hundred people. She improvised an acceptance speech where she expressed her gratitude and thanked her employer, Pizza Hut, for the opportunity to work and [...]

Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch to speak at ADEC’s 2019 Annual Celebration

2019-09-26T23:25:25-04:00September 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch will visit Elkhart County in October to deliver a keynote address at ADEC’s Annual Celebration. The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, inside the Crystal Ballroom of the Lerner [...]

ADEC’s guardianship program supports a client’s life with the power of informed choice and possibility

2019-09-12T11:29:55-04:00September 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Robert Shaw never thought he’d get to experience history first-hand. “I got interested in history after watching some programs about nuclear power and the first atom bomb,” he says. “I watch programs like Planet Earth and read on the internet about [...]