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MacDonald Training Center (MTC)

MacDonald Training Center (MTC)


5420 West Cypress Street, Tampa, FL, USA


MacDonald Training Center (MTC) was founded in 1953 by J. Clifford MacDonald and a group of visionary parents of individuals with disabilities.
At a time when the only alternative to being sent to a state institution was to sit at home and do nothing, these individuals rejected both options and proceeded to create innovative educational, vocational and residential alternatives. Their efforts led to one of the first pre-schools in our nation for children with disabilities. Mr. MacDonald received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964 for his advocacy for people with disabilities including serving as Chair of the National Committee for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment.
MTC continues to follow in his footsteps as a leader and innovator in educational, vocational, residential and employment services to people with disabilities.

We believe it is a privilege to serve individuals with disabilities.
We believe the people we serve are productive, contributing and valued members of our community.

We believe the people we serve should be afforded opportunities to give back to their community.

We believe in real homes, not “home-like environments.”

We believe in real work, not “work-like environments.”

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