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Beginning January 1, 2022, MARC underwent a transformation and began operating as Spectrum of Solutions. This was after much deliberation and thought with MARC’s Board of Directors and Executive Staff. MARC’s leadership came to the decision that change must be made. In the early 2000s, MARC decided to abbreviate its original name from ” Midland Association for Retarded Citizens” to simply MARC. While the letters in MARC no longer represented any other meaning, the R-word connotation still lingered. MARC acknowledged the damage and hurt that accompanies the R-word and decided to remedy this situation. You might ask, what’s the big deal with the R-word anyways? Simply put, the R-word is an R-slur. Originally used as a medical term in 1969, this term is obsolete. In 2010, President Barack Obama signed “Rosa’s Law”, which changed “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability” in U.S. federal law. Not only is this term outdated, but it is also most often used to spread hate. According to a 2-year study conducted by Kantar, out of nearly 50 million social posts, over 2/3 of posts regarding individuals with IDD were negative, and nearly 29 million contained slurs, such as the R-word. To take the necessary steps in changing the conversation surrounding these individuals, MARC became Spectrum of Solutions. We believe every individual with IDD deserves to be valued, respected, and accepted by their peers and in their community. Join us as we move forward in treating all individuals with IDD with kindness and dignity.

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SPECTRUM OF SOLUTIONS
(432) 695-9901
2701 N. A Street
Midland, TX 79705

CHILDREN’S THERAPY CENTER
(432) 695-9913 | Therapies
2409 W. Illinois Street, Ste D
Midland, TX 79701

(432) 695-6682 | Psychology Services
2409 W. Illinois Street, Ste C
Midland, TX 79701

HELEN GREATHOUSE VOCATIONAL CENTER
(432) 695-9915
1101 South Street
Midland, TX 79701