Hunter at hockey gameMarcfirst began as MARC School in 1955, serving just five children with special needs. Since then we’ve grown to serve more than 700 children EACH YEAR in McLean County. Did you know? Marcfirst is the largest provider of pediatric therapy services in McLean County.

To celebrate 65 years of being in this community, we are excited to announce the expansion of Marcfirst Pediatric Therapy, formerly known as SPICE. We will be moving from 1,000 square feet to a 4,700-square-foot space on the campus of Carle BroMenn Medical Center. This new space will feature a state-of-the art sensory gym and motor gym for group therapy along with several private therapy spaces. In addition to expanding our physical location, we are expanding our services by adding behavioral therapy.

Hunter is using a scooter
board and sink plungers to
simulate propelling himself
forward in his hockey sled. Because of you, children like Hunter (pictured) will be able to increase their motor planning, strength and endurance in order to participate in meaningful occupations such as competing in an adaptive sled hockey league. Instead of working with his occupational therapist in a 4x6 foot hallway to practice sled hockey, Hunter will be able to propel himself around both a motor gym and sensory gym with various obstacles to better simulate real-world sled hockey.

By joining the Make Your Marc Giving Society, you are helping us continue to expand therapy services for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. You are also giving Marcfirst the ability to provide new and innovative programming and technology for people of all ages who pass through our doors.


Join the Make Your Marc Giving Society!
Partner for the Future$19.55/mo$234.60/yr
Champion for Change$55.00/mo$660.00/yr
Warrior for Accessibility$83.34/mo$1000.00/yr
Advocate for Inclusion$458.33/mo$5500.00/yr

Room Sponsorships for the new Marcfirst Pediatric Therapy Center are available!