Picture Possibilities at the Plaza

2022-08-05T13:37:13-04:00August 4th, 2022|A Life of Their Own, Administration, Community, Dignity, Direct Support, Families, News|

On Saturday, July 30th, ADEC turned Elkhart Civic Plaza into a true celebration space! From 11-3 we welcomed volunteers, staff, clients, family, friends, and the public to celebrate the culmination of our month-long 2022 fundraiser, Picture Possibilities. Food trucks, free [...]

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 [...]

ADEC celebrates 39 employees for a combined 435 years of service to individuals with disabilities

2019-02-14T14:30:33-05:00February 14th, 2019|Administration, Direct Support|

ADEC celebrated 39 employees with a combined 435 years of service to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

♫ DSPs, DSPs, you guys really rock! ♫ ADEC corporate choir performs a very special rendition of ‘Jingle Bells’

2018-12-14T15:07:13-05:00December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Our direct support professionals really rock. They rock so much that Leslie Greensides, staff accountant at ADEC, wrote a song about them. Musicians from ADEC's administrative team visit locations throughout Elkhart and St. Joseph locations in December to spread Christmas [...]

For 30 years, ADEC’s Kelly Murphy brings life and love to her clients

2018-11-30T11:14:07-05:00November 30th, 2018|Direct Support|

As Kelly Murphy sits at a table in the corner of The Trolley Café at the Old Bag Factory, she thinks about her 30 years with ADEC. A look spreads across her face, a smile that looks both incredulous and full [...]

ADEC’s Gail Vance celebrates 35 years of filling lives with choice and possibility

2018-11-30T10:23:15-05:00November 30th, 2018|Direct Support|

When Gail Vance’s husband worked at ADEC, one of the individuals he served was in a car accident. Gail was always willing to bring Tylenol, often enough that it was like she worked there. A simple joke turned into a lifetime [...]

ADEC’s newest receptionist beat cancer and is loving life

2018-11-20T11:32:41-05:00November 13th, 2018|Employment|

Vincent BeCraft is the first person greeting visitors to ADEC's administration building and he always gives a hearty: 'Have a great day!' as they're leaving. Part of the reason he says it with such conviction is because not too long ago, [...]

ADEC celebrates Boss’s Day: Employees give shout-outs to their supervisors for support, leadership

2018-10-16T16:50:57-04:00October 16th, 2018|Employment|

October 16 is National Boss's Day across the country. We all know that a boss can be the difference between a job you love and one that you dread. As we have learned from members of #teamADEC, we have a strong [...]

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