MAB Community Services

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MAB Community Services has been creating opportunities for people with disabilities since 1903. Founded as the Massachusetts Association for the Blind, MAB is the oldest social service agency in the country providing services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Helen Keller served on our first advisory board, along with notable Bostonians Julia Ward Howe (author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic) and Edward Everett Hale.

In the 1970s the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Foundation helped MAB create some of Massachusetts‚? first community-based residential and vocational programs for adults with developmental disabilities. In 1993 The Ivy Street School was founded to fill a need for therapeutic and educational services for adolescents with brain injuries. We specialize in individualized rehabilitation and family-focused strategies that help individuals with disabilities live full lives in the community.

200 Ivy Street
Brookline, MA 02446
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MAB Community Services is dedicated to empowering individuals to live with dignity. For adults who are blind or visually impaired, we provide access to a full range of sight loss services, and help reduce fears and isolation caused by sight loss. With offices in Brookline and Worcester, our programs serve more than 7,000 blind and visually impaired individuals every year.

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Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
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Eye Diseases, Blindness and Vision Impairments
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