MARC is celebrating 60 years of empowering individuals with developmental disabilities in Midland, Texas. With the support of this most generous community, MARC has enabled hundreds of clients to reach new personal bests and levels of independence daily.
MARC was chartered in 1959 as a school for children with disabilities. Since then, it has grown into an organization respected for its advocacy and delivery of a wide range of programs for individuals with intellectual, developmental and cognitive disabilities.
From its longstanding residential and vocational services for children and adults with disabilities to its large leisure time activities program, MARC exists to give hope to and empower this part of our Permian Basin population.
In addition to our historical programs, MARC also operates the Spectrum of Solutions standalone facility to provide 1:1 behavior therapy, music therapy, speech & language therapy and social skills groups to children on the autism spectrum.
"In one word, how I would describe MARC would be - inspiration."
- MARC Parent
MARC empowers individuals with disabilities to live full and meaningful lives by affording them the opportunity to live, work and play in our community.
MARC exists to offer highly personalized programs and services to individuals who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. MARC does this by assisting clients in making life choices based on individual interests and dreams, achieving personal bests with dignity and respect, obtaining jobs or becoming involved in an employment environment, and sharing in the wholeness of the Midland community.
MARC's organizational objectives include achieving and maintaining full staffing in all areas of responsibility, securing long-term financial support to fund established priorities, identifying and providing programs to address the needs of individuals who have developmental disabilities, effectively recruiting, maintaining and appreciating volunteers, continuing to assess the needs of the community in the area of services to those who have developmental and intellectual disabilities, and continuing to expand services to meet those identified needs.