MAB Community Services (MAB) is committed to creating opportunities and transforming the lives of participants with a range of abilities and disabilities. Adult Disability Services day programming consists of two programs: MABWorks and MABVoc. Our progressive day programming takes an individualized, person-centered approach to serving each client’s needs.
MabWorks is a community-based day program focused on helping participants develop the skills they need to pursue their life interests and be active participants in their own communities.
MabVoc is a vocational program for adults with brain injuries.
MAB has more than two dozen residential homes throughout Massachusetts. All of these homes are handicap accessible and managed by trained and caring staff members who work with the people we serve and their families to support their vocational and recreational goals to create an environment for ongoing learning and exploration. Case managers assist participants with health care management, personal safety, landlord/tenant relations, and money management. Supports are designed to ensure participants maintain their independence.
What We Do:
Since MabVoc is a vocational program for adults with brain injuries, our team works together to assist and support participants in their efforts to find gainful and meaningful employment or volunteer opportunities.
MabVoc also supports participants in their goals to learn prevocational skills such as budgeting, communication, and computer skills to help enhance their potential and success in the workforce.
Participants must be on the MFP or ABI waiver in order to be eligible for MabVoc services.
Example of a Typical Day
9 am-9:30 am: Arrive at the participant’s house and plan the day
9:30-11:30 am: First planned activity (creating resume, reviewing, applying)
11:30am-12:15pm: Lunch (working lunch- nutrition, communication skills)
12:15-1:30pm: Activity 2 (community outing)
1:30-2:30pm: Activity 3 (community outing, job hunting)
2:30-3:00pm: Wrap up/recap (notes with participant)
Typical services hours: 4-6 hours per day, 2/3 days per week
Orientation and Mobility Services
Orientation and Mobility is specialized training provided by Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) to individuals who are blind or visually impaired on specific strategies and skills for safe, efficient, and effective travel in both indoor and outdoor environments. Read more here about our Orientation and Mobility Services.
The MAB Training and Rehabilitation Center (TRC) serves Mass Health-eligible participants from the Commonwealth’s Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and Moving Forward Plan (MFP) Waivers. Participants of the TRC participate in a menu of services that can take place on-site, in the community, or a combination of both. Each participant’s program is individually tailored to meet […]
MABWorks a community-based day program focused on helping individuals develop the skills they need to pursue their life interests and become active participants in their own lives. Whether an individual wants to learn how to use public transportation, go shopping, develop meaningful friendships, or learn how to budget, MABWorks can do it. MABWorks also provides […]
MabVoc supports participants on the ABI waivers through supported employment, pre-vocational & peer supports. Participants engage in a variety of learning experiences in preparation for paid or unpaid employment in an integrated community setting. Activities can include job searching and job coaching once placed in an employment opportunity. This program is strictly based on the […]