The Arts in the Parks program at Potato Creek State Park aims to show the public that people with disabilities can also possess extraordinary talent and creativity

Michelle Sokol

Posted on June 20, 2016 at 5:52 p.m.

There's a joke in the journalism industry about people going to the "dark side" when they transition from journalism to communications or public relations — but there is nothing dark about ADEC.

Michelle Sokol

Posted on May 27, 2016 at 1:41 p.m.

Find out why so many families have made ADEC Ride-A-Bike a favorite spring tradition.

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 4:00 a.m.
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Posted on Sept. 24, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

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Posted on Sept. 23, 2015 at 11:55 a.m.

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Posted on Jan. 7, 2015 at 9:32 p.m.

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Posted on Dec. 8, 2014 at 12:42 p.m.

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ADEC’s 2014 recognition banquet started with live music and ended with dancing. In between, 20 awards were handed out, and one employee walked away with a $400 check.

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Our Mission

ADEC proudly advocates for and serves people with developmental and cognitive disabilities so they live lives full of choice and possibility.

We strive to give our clients:

    A life of their own

These are our core values. We stand out because we stand up for children, adults and families living with the challenges of disabilities.

2014 ADEC Ride-A-Bike Award Winners

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 4:38 p.m.