ADEC Hosts Podcast Release/Listening Party for: “Expert Tips By ADEC Self-Advocates”

2022-08-26T15:42:03-04:00August 26th, 2022|A Life of Their Own, Community, Dignity, Employment, Families, History, News|

On Wednesday, August 24th, 2022, ADEC was proud to host a Release & Listening Party for the new Podcast, “Expert Tips By ADEC Self-Advocates.” Debuting on most streaming platforms this week, the new podcast is hosted by Emily, an attendee [...]

The 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

2022-07-26T11:47:14-04:00July 26th, 2022|A Life of Their Own, Community, Dignity, News|

THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT CELEBRATES 32 YEARS The ADA, or Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26th, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. The civil rights law was an historic win for the community of [...]

ADEC Supported Living Residents Receive Container Gardens from Creekside Church of the Brethren Volunteers

2022-07-15T12:52:35-04:00July 15th, 2022|A Life of Their Own, Community, Dignity, News|

The Creekside Church of the Brethren received a grant from the Lilly Endowment Fund a few years ago that allows them to purchase supplies to create container gardens that they then donate to ADEC Supported Living clients. According to Cary [...]

Gaining Grounds Conference Center to Host Craft Bazaar in September

2022-08-17T13:50:26-04:00July 14th, 2022|Community, News|

GAINING GROUNDS 1ST ANNUAL CRAFT BAZAAR hosted by ADEC Gaining Grounds is hosting its 1st Annual Craft Bazaar on Sat. Sept. 17th from 9-3 in our Conference Center space at the ADEC Main Administration Building at 19670 State Road 120, [...]

In July, ADEC is all about “Picture Possibilities.”

2022-07-14T13:00:41-04:00July 14th, 2022|A Life of Their Own, Community, Dignity, News|

ADEC is proud to announce our annual fundraiser. This year, July 2022, is our third year of “Picture Possibilities” – named that because it features photos and videos on social media, but also because it inspires those we serve, and [...]

ADEC Day Programs are Charting The Life Course and Turning Their Dreams into Art

2022-08-04T12:51:13-04:00July 2nd, 2022|A Life of Their Own, Community, Dignity, News|

People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and anyone who loves them, supports them, or provides services for them, have long struggled against prejudice and the tendency of others, including government entities, to make decisions FOR them instead of WITH [...]

ADEC Group Home Residents Visit Four Winds Field for a South Bend Cubs Game

2022-07-01T08:44:50-04:00June 30th, 2022|A Life of Their Own, Community, Dignity, News|

On Sunday, June 26th, more than 100 ADEC Group Home residents and staff were able to attend the South Bend Cubs game and also enjoy a lunch buffet in the picnic area, and pictures with dinosaurs for Dino Day! The [...]

You Can Travel with Disabilities (or Lisa’s Disney World Dream Vacation)

2022-12-29T11:25:48-05:00May 31st, 2022|A Life of Their Own, Community, Dignity, News|

A VACATION DREAM COME TRUE Lisa has been dreaming of a trip to Disney World most of her life. She had never been to Florida before, and she’d never been on a plane. Lisa is an adult with disabilities who [...]

Dianne’s Continuing ADEC Adventure: Flying to Arizona

2017-03-31T12:46:31-04:00March 31st, 2017|A Life of Their Own, Dignity, Direct Support|

At 67 years old, Dianne Hampshire is living proof that it's never too late to enjoy a new adventure. A few months ago, we shared this incredible story of Dianne and Richard Hampshire reuniting after eight years of searching for each [...]

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