ADEC continues tradition of creating opportunities for public engagement

2020-02-05T15:41:51-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Community, Families, News, Uncategorized|

ADEC, Inc. has been supporting families in our communities for nearly 68 years by providing services and advocating for families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At ADEC, we believe that all individuals deserve to live a life full [...]

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

2020-02-05T15:41:00-05:00July 10th, 2019|A Life of Their Own, Community, Dignity, Employment, First Person, News|

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 [...]

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 [...]

ADEC creates self-advocacy booklet on individual rights

2019-03-27T15:58:09-04:00March 25th, 2019|A Life of Their Own, Dignity|

Few people think about a living will when they think about their basic rights, but Joe Lehman does. Joe is an individual ADEC serves at one of its 21 locations in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties. When Tobi Weirich, the director [...]

ADEC Industries ‘is a good place to start your life’: Employees deliver public comment to state task force

2018-06-29T13:32:21-04:00June 29th, 2018|Employment|

As ADEC CEO and President Donna Belusar stood at the podium in front of a packed room, she held up a picture of more than a dozen ADEC Industries employees on a recent payday. The 15 individuals, all with intellectual and [...]

#ADECvotes: Making the 2016 Election Accessible to People with Disabilities

2018-11-30T14:59:57-05:00August 8th, 2016|A Life of Their Own, Community, Dignity, News|

"I can't vote." As Elkhart County's voter outreach coordinator stood in front of the room at Day Service at Goshen and talked about the right to vote and the process to register, a client called me over to where he was [...]

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