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General Information

ADEC, Inc.
19670 State Road 120
P.O. Box 398
Bristol, IN 46507-0398
(574) 848-7451 2424 (Local)
(574) 848-5917 (Fax)
(877) 342-8954 7744 (Toll-Free)
info@adecinc.com
http://www.adecinc.com

Brief Description

ADEC's visual impairment department offers rehabilitation training services for people who have visual impairments or total vision loss. Services are provided in the person's home and include evaluations, orientation and mobility, daily living activities and low vision training.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 250
Number of staff: 2
Staff description: All teaching staff have masters degrees in Blind Rehabilitation Teaching and have worked with this agency over 20 years.
Geographic area served: Itinerant senior services for Elkhart, Kosciusko, Marshall, Laporte, St. Joseph Counties.
Publications: Brochures.

Staff

Donna Belusar, CEO, belusard@adecinc.com
Michelle McGuin, Vice President, Employment & Family Services, Mcguinm@adecinc.com

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Advocacy
    • Assist clients in securing services and adaptive devices necessary to maintain and/or increase their independence.
  • Assessment
    • Offers evaluation of rehabilitative needs.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides training in the use of assistive technology.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in activities of daily living, diabetic management, adaptive kitchen skills. Provides itinerant senior services for blind or visually impaired persons over 55. Provides training in skills of daily living for older adults.
  • Information and Referral
    • Refers to community resources for blind and visually impaired for other services.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • Offer free evaluations to any child, birth to three years old, who are at risk for development delays.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Provides preventative, educational and supportive services to children ages birth to three years and their families. Provides in-home developmental intervention for infants and their families.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation and technical assistance to other organizations serving blind and visually impaired persons.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers in-service training in rehabilitation services within hospitals, nursing homes.

Members

Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals

Accessible Media Inc.

Alabama Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Alabama Department of Senior Services

Alabama Industries for the Blind

Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Alaska Commission on Aging

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services: Senior and Disabiliaites Services

Alphapointe

Alphapointe

American Foundation for the Blind

American Printing House for the Blind

Arizona Division Aging and Adult Services

Arizona Industries for the Blind

Arkansas Division of Aging and Adult Services

Arkansas NAPVI

Associated Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired-Charleston

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired-Goodwill Industries of Greater Rochester, Inc.

Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc.

Audible Local Ledger

Audio Information Network of Colorado (formerly Radio Reading Service of the Rockies)

Audio Journal, Inc.

Audio Reading Service of the Allen County Public Library

Audio-Reader, Radio and Audio Service for Blind and Print-Disabled Persons

Audiovision

Aurora of Central New York

AZ Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Beacon Lighthouse

Bestwork Industries for the Blind

Beyond Vision

Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc

Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh

Blind Center of Nevada

Blind Enterprises of Oregon

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland

Blinded Veterans Association

Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Inc.

Bosma Enterprises

Braille Institute of America, Inc.

Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind

California Department of Aging

Carroll Center for the Blind

Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Center for the Visually Impaired

Center for the Visually Impaired

Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Chester County Association for the Blind

Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Chicagoland Radio Information Service

Children's Center for the Visually Impaired

Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Cleveland Sight Center

Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Colorado Commission on Aging

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation

Connecticut Radio Information Systems

Connecticut State Department on Aging

D.C. Metro NAPVI

Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind

Deaf-Blind Division of the NFB

Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities

Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments

Detroit Radio Information Service

District of Columbia Office on Aging

Down East Radio Reading Service

Earle Baum Center of the Blind

East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind | The Lighthouse

Ed Lindsey Industries for the Blind

El Paso Lighthouse for the Blind

Electronic Information and Education Service

Ensight Skills Center for Visual Rehabilitation

Envision

Florida Center for the Blind

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Florida Families of Children with Visual Impairments

Florida Lions Conklin Center for the Blind

Gatewave

Georgia Division for Aging Services

Georgia Organization of Parents of Blind Children

Georgia Radio Reading Service

Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley

Great North Woods Association for the Blind

Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind

Guam Division of Senior Citizens

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Hawaii Association of Parents of the Visually Impaired

Hawaii Department of Human Services: Ho'opono Services for the Blind, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Hawaii Executive Office on Aging

Healthy Eyes Alliance

Idaho Commission on Aging

IFB Solutions, formerly Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind

Illinois Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Illinois Department on Aging

IN-SIGHT

Independence for the Blind of West Florida

Indiana Division of Aging

Indiana Reading and Information Services

Industries for the Blind

Industries of the Blind

Iowa Department on Aging

Iowa Radio Reading Information Service

Kansas Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living

Keystone Blind Association

KPBS Radio Reading Service

LC Industries

LC Industries for the Blind

Leader Dogs for the Blind

Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss

Lighthouse Central Florida

Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth

Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches

Lighthouse for the Blind-St. Louis

Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, Inc.

Lighthouse Guild

Lighthouse of Broward County

Lighthouse of Collier

Lighthouse of Houston

Lighthouse of Manasota

Lighthouse of Pinellas

Lighthouse of Southwest Florida, Inc.

Lighthouse of the Big Bend

Lion's Services

Lions Center for the Blind

Lions Industries for the Blind

Lions Volunteer Blind Industries/Opportunity East

Los Angeles Radio Reading Service

Louisiana Association for the Blind

Louisiana Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs

Low Vision Resource Center and Owl Radio Reading Service

Lowell Association for the Blind

MAB Community Services/Massachusetts Association for the Blind

Maine Office of Aging & Disability Services

Maryland Department of Aging

Massachusetts Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Métier Services

Metrolina Association for the Blind

Metropolitan Washington Ear

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging

Midwest Enterprises for the Blind

MindsEye

Minnesota Board on Aging/Senior LinkAge Line

Minnesota NAPVI

Minnesota Radio Talking Book Network

Mississippi Council on Aging: Division of Aging and Adult Services

Mississippi Industries for the Blind

Missouri Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Missouri Division of Senior and Disability Services

Montana Office on Aging: Senior And Long Term Care Division

Nashville Talking Library

National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services

National Alliance of Blind Students

National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments - Maine Chapter (NAPVI-ME)

National Association to Promote the Use of Braille

National Braille Press

National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota

National Federation of the Blind of New York State

National Federation of the Blind Senior Division

National Federation of the Blind Tennessee

National Industries for the Blind

National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation

Nebraska Aging and Disability Resource Center

Nebraska NAPVI

Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division

Nevada Blind Children's Foundation

New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education

New Hampshire Parents of Blind Children

New Hampshire Parents of the Visually Impaired

New Jersey Department of Human Services: Division of Aging Services

New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department

New Mexico Commission for the Blind

New Vision for Independence

New York Institute for Special Education

New York State Office for the Aging

NewView Oklahoma

NFB of Alabama

NFB of Alaska

NFB of Arizona

NFB of Arkansas

NFB of California

NFB of Colorado

NFB of Connecticut

NFB of Delaware

NFB of Florida

NFB of Georgia

NFB of Hawaii

NFB of Idaho

NFB of Illinois

NFB of Indiana

NFB of Kentucky

NFB of Louisiana

NFB of Maine

NFB of Maryland

NFB of Massachusetts

NFB of Michigan

NFB of Mississippi

NFB of Missouri

NFB of Nebraska

NFB of Nevada

NFB of New Hampshire

NFB of New Jersey

NFB of New Mexico

NFB of New York

NFB of North Carolina

NFB of North Dakota

NFB of Ohio

NFB of Oregon

NFB of Pennsylvania

NFB Oklahoma

Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service

North Carolina Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services

North Central Sight Services, Inc.

North Dakota Aging Services Division

Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany

NuVisions Center

Ohio Department of Aging

Ohio Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

OK-NAPVI

Oklahoma Aging Services Division

Olmsted Center for Sight

Oregon Seniors and People with Disabilities

Outlook Nebraska

Overbrook School for the Blind

Pennsylvania Association for the Blind

Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington

Puerto Rico Governor's Office for Elderly Affairs

Radio Reading Service of Eastern North Carolina

Radio Reading Service of Mississippi

Radio Reading Services of Greater Cincinnati

Reading Services of the Redwoods

Recording Library of West Texas

Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs

RLCB, Inc (Formerly Raleigh Lions Clinic for the Blind)

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind

San Diego Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, previously Savannah Association for the Blind

Sight Center of Northwest Ohio: Toledo Society for the Blind

Sight Connection

Sight Into Sound

Society for the Blind

South Carolina Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging

South Dakota Division of Adult Services and Aging

South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind

Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired (formerly DBA Tucson Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired)

Southern Illinois Radio Information Service

Southern Tier Association for the Visually Impaired

St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Sun Sounds of Arizona

Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind

Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

The Hatlen Center, A Program of Junior Blind

The Iris Network

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

The Maryland School for the Blind

The Seeing Eye

the Seeing Hand Association, Inc.

Travis Association for the Blind

Tri-States Audio Information Services

Triad Information Reading Service

Triangle Radio Reading Service

United States Association for Blind Athletes

Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services

Utah Industries for the Blind

Valley Center for the Blind

Valley Voice Reading Service for the Blind

Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Vermont Division of Disability and Aging Services

Virginia Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Virginia Division for the Aging

Virginia Industries for the Blind

Virginia Voice for the Print Handicapped

Vision Forward Association

Vision Loss Alliance

Vision Loss Resources

Vision Rehabilitation Services

VisionCorps

VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Washington State Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

Washington-Greene Association for the Blind

West Texas Lighthouse for the Blind

West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services

Westmoreland County Blind Association

Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind

Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind: Asheville Division

Wisconsin Bureau of Aging & Disability Resources

Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

WJCT Radio Reading Service

WKAR Radio Talking Book

WLRN Radio Reading Service

WMHT Public Broadcasting

World Services for the Blind

WRBH 88.3 FM Reading Radio

Written Communications Radio Service for the Print Handicapped

WUIS/WIPA Radio Information Service

WVTF Radio Reading Service

WXXI Reachout Radio

Wyoming Aging Division

WYPL-FM

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