ADEC works with local businesses to find enjoyable, meaningful employment for its clients.

Employment Services

ADEC’s community employment consultants work with individuals to understand their skills and preferences by using hands on assessments, job shadowing, and interviews. In cooperation with vocational rehabilitation and local businesses, ADEC supports individuals in Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties, providing job matching, coaching, and support at no cost to employers. Once employed, consultants offer individualized levels of support to aid the success of both participants and employers.

If you’re interested in community employment services, follow these steps to begin the process:

1. Contact your local Vocational Rehabilitation Office and let them know you are interested in employment services. You can refer yourself, or you can be referred by a family member, friend, or support person. All services are provided at no charge to you!

a) Elkhart County: (574) 262-2086

b) St. Joseph County: (574) 232-4861

2. Complete the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) application process to determine if you qualify.

3. Tell your VR counselor that you would like ADEC as your employment services provider.

“I always like to have my own area and I don’t mind putting Styrofoam and stuff together, so I felt comfortable here.”

Connor Reynolds, EFP employee


“I make a difference for the doctors, nurses and, most importantly, the patients.”


“I think it’s great working at the movie theater. It’s accurate to say this is my dream job; of all the fields of work that I could choose, I thought this would be the most tailored to my strengths.”


“I love it! I get to do a lot of different jobs. My job is high on my list of enjoyment, and I like meeting new people.”

What Does The Employment Services Process Look Like?

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Partner with ADEC Employment Services to support people with disabilities in uncovering their strengths, nurturing their talents, and uncovering fulfillment and direction in their careers. Simultaneously, you’ll be broadening the diversity of your workforce and providing personal and career growth opportunities for your current staff.


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