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

2019-10-11T16:32:06-04:00October 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

2019-10-11T12:10:43-04:00October 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 [...]

ADEC unveils refreshed mission statement with emphasis on ‘informed’ choice

2019-07-10T14:35:31-04:00July 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The addition of one simple word can change the meaning of a sentence significantly -- just consider ADEC's mission statement. ADEC's Board of Directors recently approved a refreshed mission statement that adds a single word: Informed. "ADEC proudly advocates for and [...]

ADEC artists create storm drain art mural to raise awareness of stormwater pollution

2019-06-11T09:59:26-04:00June 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

"All drains lead to the river." The words wrap around a painting of what — at first glance — appears to be a large blue fish. In reality, the mural depicts a water bottle with fish-like fins, floating among several [...]

ADEC increases supported living service capacity in Goshen with property purchase

2019-06-07T09:10:52-04:00June 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

With the purchase of six homes on a stretch of property just east of Goshen College, ADEC is excited to increase capacity in Goshen to serve an additional 30+ individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through its supported living program. [...]

ADEC athletes participate in Summer Games, help celebrate 50th anniversary of Special Olympics

2019-06-07T15:35:41-04:00June 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Several ADEC athletes are traveling to Terre Haute this weekend to participate in the Special Olympics Summer Games after earning a first place win in the area-level bocce ball competition. Bocce is an Italian game with a goal of rolling the [...]

Join ADEC for a live stream of the May 1 DDRS Stakeholder Quarterly Meeting

2019-04-25T13:17:26-04:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

For individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, the decisions made by state and federal agencies can have a major impact on their daily lives. Simple line items in the state budget can determine how many hours of [...]

We’re not nickel-and-diming you: ADEC’s wage initative adds up

2019-04-19T12:28:45-04:00April 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

It's not just flowers that have been growing this month at ADEC -- it's salaries, too. All eligible employees received a $0.15 raise in their April paychecks, the second bump in pay since the beginning of 2019. It's part of [...]