MAB created its first residential programs in the early 1970s to meet the specialized needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and blindness who were leaving state institutions for more appropriate community-based living. Today blindness is not a prerequisite for services, and we have expanded our expertise to include brain injury and the health needs of the elderly.

MAB Adult Disability Services provides residential supports, community-based day programming, community living supports, transitional assistance, occupational therapy, and vocational services for individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injury, and other disabilities in Greater Boston, Southeast Boston, and Central Massachusetts. The department operates over 29 community residential homes and a community-based day activity center. It supports more than 300 people to live as independently as possible in their communities each year.

Our 4 and 5-bedroom community residences are handicap accessible and managed by trained and caring staff who work with the people we serve and their families to support their vocational and recreational goals and create an environment for ongoing learning and exploration.

Individual Supports

MAB staff also provide individual supports for individuals living independently in the community.

The Individual Supports department provides services to individuals transitioning to their own home from skilled nursing facilities across Massachusetts pre and post-discharge. Through the Transitional Assistance program, Case Management staff provide supports to individuals receiving services through the ABI or MFP Waivers to find low-income or affordable housing. As a part of this program, Case Management staff also provide supports with purchasing items needed for the transition home, communicating with housing authorities, and facilitating necessary evaluations and assessments pre or during the discharge process.

Post-discharge, our support staff provides case management supports focused on coordinating critical services, including medical appointment coordination, benefits application supports, financial management, and individual-specific coordination needs. Individuals may also be eligible to receive in-home supports with shopping, meal preparation, chores, transportation, and companionship. The Individual Supports team also includes nurses and social workers to provide additional consultation for clinically complex individuals.

Services Provided:

  • Individual Supports
  • Transitional Assistance
  • Adult Companion
  • Homemaker
  • Transportation
  • Chore
  • Home Health Aide
  • Nursing Consultation
  • Clinical/Behavioral Consultation
  • Orientation & Mobility
  • Occupational Therapy