MAB Community Services has been creating opportunities for people with disabilities since 1903. Helen Keller served on our first advisory board, along with other notable Bostonians who developed some of the first community services for blind individuals. Today we specialize in individualized rehabilitation and family-focused strategies that help individuals with a range of disabilities live full lives in the community.
Our divisions are:
The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) provides vision rehabilitation and support services to 1,200-1400 adults and elders each year. Programs include access to low vision clinics, peer empowerment support groups, 1:1 volunteer assistance, in-home vision rehabilitation, adjustment counseling/mental health supports, and access/assistive technology training.
MAB Adult Disability Services provides residential supports, individual supports, transitional assistance, and vocational/day habilitation programming for individuals with developmental disabilities or brain injuries in Greater Boston and Central Massachusetts. The department operates more than 25 group homes and serves over 300 people each year.
The Ivy Street School is a residential and day school serving adolescents and young adults (ages 13-22) with brain injuries, autism spectrum disorder, or behavioral health challenges. Our Transition Program helps students who have met their graduation requirements but need additional help with life skills and executive functioning. Ivy Street helps students learn the skills they need to transition to successful adult life in the community.