History of MARC

You can watch a short video on the mission and history of MARC here.

MARC was founded in 1952 to provide educational services to children with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  Back then, public schools were unable to meet their special needs, and parents of these children were “encouraged” to put the children in institutions.

As schools began educating children with disabilities, MARC adapted to meet the needs of adults. This evolution became all the more important as the nation moved away from the institutionalization of adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Today, MARC’s holistic approach is essential to the lives or more than 300 adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities and the families and friends who love them.

To come true, dreams need hope, opportunity and, sometimes, a helping hand.  These are what MARC provides to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.