Marion County Developmental Disabilities provides quality services to individuals with developmental disabilities
Marion County individuals, ranging from infants to senior citizens, receive support from our agency. We sponsor the MARCA sheltered workshop, the Marie English Early Childhood Center, Special Olympics, various adult services, community employment and residential programs.
Our goal is to provide services that enable individuals with disabilities the opportunity to live full lives and contribute back to the communities in which they live.
We provide services to those individuals in our community who, for a variety of reasons, cannot be totally self-reliant. This might be a two-day old who is brought to us for evaluation and early intervention services, or an 86-year old who we assist with transportation and independent living.
Our services are not cookie-cutter. We work diligently to customize the services we provide to meet the specific needs of our individuals. By striving to meet these needs, individuals receiving our services are able to lead fuller, more productive, happier lives.
A disability does not preclude someone from being a contributing member of our community At Marion County DD, we offer a variety of programs and opportunities for our individuals to be involved in the community in which they live and work.
We also support such programs as Special Olympics, the Autism Connection, Next Chapter Book Clubs, and a child safety seat program.
As individuals with disabilities become more active in our communities, expectations of them increase. As expectations increase, so does their acceptance as contributing members of society.