Lawmakers and advocates meet to discuss disability services in Indiana
BRISTOL, Ind. - A group of Indiana legislators and The Arc of Indiana officials visited ADEC in Bristol on Thursday to learn more about the services the organization provides to the community.
ADEC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting over 1,200 Elkhart and St. Joseph County residents who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Some of the services they provide include music therapy, group housing, after school clubs, and job training programs.
They offer opportunities to community members of all ages, as well as families.
The state’s system of disability services is currently under review by the State of Indiana, and ADEC is a part of that conversation.
Donna Belusar, the president and CEO of ADEC, said, “The reason ADEC is coming to our representatives and senators today is because we are going to be playing a much more active role in advocating for those that we serve and their families so that Hoosiers get the support they need.”