Enhance the quality of life by advocating for the full inclusion of adults with developmental disabilities in the community; fostering opportunities for self-worth and dignity; and providing a broad array of support services tailored to individual strengths and needs.
MARC operates 7 programs that each provide a unique combination of services. Please refer to the following chart to see the services offered at individual programs.
Services Offered at Each MARC Location
Our goal is to meet each individual’s need for flexible and customized services. Arts and enrichment services are designed to value each individual’s abilities and maximize their participation. Activities include, but are not limited to: arts and crafts, music and karaoke, cooking and baking, gardening, grooming, fishing, games and puzzles, movies, coffee and social time, community outings, music and time with animals.
Memory loss, Alzheimer’s and Dementia specific programming is also offered for individuals with disabilities. Services are designed to meet the progressing needs of individuals as they move through the different stages. Participation in art classes is designed to offer a wide variety of expressive opportunities, through a variety of media. Each individual’s participation is celebrated.
MARC Day Services help individuals to participate in social activities. Participation in community building activities establish a link between recreational, and leisure activities and the development of a community support network.
Education is designed to enhance the quality of life by fostering opportunities for self-worth and dignity; and providing a broad array of opportunities to help maintain existing skills and learn new skills. Classes and activities are tailored to individual strengths and needs.
Participant and guardian input direct the individual plan. MARC staff are committed to a team concept. Each team is centered on the individual with a disability. We respect that each member of the team has a different and valuable contribution in the life of the individual we support. During the initial Assessment process, much time is spent getting to know each individual and their team members. Information about the individual, their interests, preferences, medical needs, etc. is gathered. Services are explained, questions answered, and the wishes and expectations of the entire team are discussed. During the assessment process, visits to the MARC Programs are scheduled and observations are completed. Planning, which includes looking at future dreams, goals and desires, is discussed.
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MARC Programs offer a variety of Vocational Services based on individual needs.
Vocational Evaluations/Work Assessments:
In order to help determine a vocational goal for an individual, an assessment of individualized vocational needs can be completed. This is done using a variety of evaluative tools such as: vocational and personal counseling, psychometric testing, work experience and situational observation. Within many of the MARC Centers, there is real production work available to use for the work assessment. Strengths and barriers are noted based on observation and test scores. Recommendations are given to the individual and discussed to establish optimal work related goals.
Work Experience/Training (work adjustment):
This is designed with the consumer to provide an individualized training program of vocational counseling, behavior management, work hardening and work-oriented learning. The training process may occur within the Center or an employment setting that best fits individual needs and work potential. Individuals develop work tolerance and job-readiness, while learning specific job skills. Program length depends on individual need. Upon successful completion of training, trainees may be referred to Job Placement Services for assistance with locating employment.
Job Development and Placement:
Job Development and Placement services help individuals connect with the job that meets their knowledge, skills and abilities. Our job developers assist with putting together a resume, preparing for a job interview, finding job leads, submitting job applications, setting up and attending interviews, and providing as much help as needed to attain the desired job. Our goal is to assist people with disabilities in finding the jobs they want—in a timely manner. Upon job placement, we ensure employment stability by providing ongoing services and follow up.
MARC offers supported employment services at varying levels of support. Individuals are placed into a wide variety of jobs based on their skills and preferences, provided job coaching to ensure a successful transition, then provided with ongoing follow-up and support for the duration of their employment. The level of this ongoing support varies based on individual needs.
With funding from Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Dane County Department of Human Services, MARC, Inc. can assist persons with disabilities in establish and operating his or her own Micro-Enterprise or self employment situation. This may be a great alternative to work for individuals who cannot work in rigid work environments and need more flexibility. Microenterprise presents persons with a disability business networking avenues into the community.
Youth in Transition:
MARC Centers work with high school students with disabilities who will be leaving the public school system and enter the world of work. While working with the school system, MARC assists students in career planning and preparedness. MARC also offers assistance with work experience, on the job training, job shadowing and other activities involved in job development. MARC offers job placement and ongoing support for students in their later years of high school to ensure a smooth transition from school to work.
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If your business has assembly, packaging, labeling or collating needs, then contact MARC, Inc.! We are a versatile outside contract services provider. Our capable and willing workforce can provide quality products, a timely service and save you money.
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- Rapid turn around
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- Services for all industries
- Unique, motivated work force
- Equipment capabilities
- Short term product warehousing
- Pick-up and delivery options
To receive a quote, email us with a description of your project. In most cases, quotes can be issued within one business day. See below for contact information.
MARC, Inc. offers an array of production services at various locations with Dane County.
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