MacDonald Training Center (MTC) transforms the lives of people with all disabilities through innovations in vocational training, employment services, residential supports and life enrichment opportunities. MTC’s programs are customized to meet the needs and learning styles of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum disorder, and those who are deaf and hard of hearing.
MTC’s wide range of services include post-secondary educational programs for young people on the Autism Spectrum approved by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE). MTC supports job seekers looking for career advancement through job coaching, employment training, placement services, internships and on-the-job training. MTC serves all ages, from youth eagerly anticipating their first job, to seniors seeking to age in place with dignity. We work towards a day when every person has an equal opportunity to imagine and achieve his or her full potential.
MTC understands that every person is unique, and all seek a sense of belonging, connection and purpose. At MTC we educate, empower, elevate, employ and connect people with disabilities to their community.
MacDonald Training Center is a private- 501(c)( 3) non profit, established in 1953 by J. Clifford MacDonald, as one of the first pre-schools in our nation for children with disabilities. A tireless advocate for full inclusion for people with disabilities, Mr. MacDonald received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and served as Chair of the National Committee for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment.
We honor his legacy.
To empower people with disabilities to lead the lives they choose