DeafBlind Extended Supports (DBES) Unit

DBES provides services to consumers who are DeafBlind and or legally blind with cognitive issues, via counselors who are skilled in the basic use of American Sign Language (ASL) and or a variety of alternate communication methods.

Services include vocational, prevocational and social day programs, respite, adaptive equipment, low vision aides, flex funding, etc. Residential placement may be an option for those DeafBlind consumers who are turning 22 and MCB is identified as the lead agency for adult services. In addition, the MCB DBES unit can assist with the transition from school to living in the community, a process that often requires coordination with other service providers. The MCB DBES unit’s goal is to enhance each consumer’s independence and overall quality of life.

Email to reach the DBES team or call 617-626-7466.

Video phone options are available to connect live with the DBES team via ASL.

VP: 857-366-4198

For more information, please contact Lesli Baker Johnson, Director of DeafBlind Extended Supports (DBES) at

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