STRATEGIC PLAN: Mapping a path for ADEC’s future

ADEC believes all people are worthwhile. We work together with people who experience unique challenges and abilities along with families, friends, and organizations to help people maximize their abilities to meet goals and dreams fully participate in the community of which they are vital members. ADEC is dedicated to fully supporting individuals with disabilities and breaking down barriers, both physical and attitudinal, through active community education, advocacy, and commitment.

Every few years, ADEC’s leadership team and Board of Directors participate in a strategic planning process to build a roadmap for a sustainable and successful future.

The strategic plan answers the question: How can ADEC continue to serve and advocate for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities so they live lives full of choice and possibility?

ADEC’s Strategic Plan for 2022-2024 lists five key initiatives and goals we will work toward as a nonprofit in the near future and outlines the ways we will address each area.

Strategic Map

Strategic Initiatives and Goals


As a nonprofit, ADEC is accountable to each of the 1,000+ individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities we serve each year, and also to those who support us. ADEC believes in full accountability and transparency — our goal is to build trust with our stakeholders and with our community.


ADEC believes that setting goals and tracking performance is a critical component of quality. A strong performance measurement and management system allows ADEC to look objectively at how well we are accomplishing our mission to proudly advocate for and serve people with developmental and intellectual disabilities so they live lives full of choice and possibility.

Each program and each service within ADEC — from our residential team to the human resources department — identify performance indicators that focus on:

  • Effectiveness of services: What are the results of the program or the achievements of the individuals receiving services?
  • Efficiency of services: Looks at cost-to-benefit ratios. How effective is the program at achieving results?
  • Service access: There can be several barriers to accessing services at ADEC, from finances to attitudes. How well are ADEC programs serving target populations in need? What is the waiting time like?
  • Satisfaction with service delivery: Are the people we serve satisfied with the services they receive?

ADEC compiles an Outcome Measurements report to hold ourselves accountable to our stakeholders — including our accrediting agencies, the people we serve and our Board of Directors.

Who better to report on ADEC’s outcomes than the people we serve? This year, ADEC compiled a video highlighting the outcomes from several of our programs. The video features individuals served by those programs as they discuss how ADEC services have changed their lives.