Making The Most Of MCB Services

Advice from clients, counselors, and those with experience on how to maximize MCB's resources for you and your family.

Most people are surprised at how many services are available to them as visually impaired adults in Massachusetts. How do you understand, then navigate those choices as a client of MCB? We've spoken with clients, MCB Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) counselors and staff, and families to learn how to best think about and work with the resources available to you.


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Technology: MCB's Tech Teams Work For Blind Clients

MCB helps clients understand and adopt an array of tech tools for reading, communication, and much more.

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MCB Matches Kids With Extraordinary Experiences

Part of MCB's work with 14- to 22-year-old students is finding and facilitating experiences that extend their interests and confidence.

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MCB, Teachers, And Your Plans: Getting The Most From Your School

Beginning in their school years, and especially in the vital 14-22 years, MCB works together with school districts and Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs) to advocate for blind students.

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Tips On Making The Most Of Your MCB Partnership

For many, the relationship with MCB will be lifelong. It's a deeply human relationship between a caseworker and their clients. While each of these bonds are unique, there are some common themes that make for strong and sustained success.

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"We Meet People Where They Are": Engaging With MCB When You're Ready

Coming to grips with vision loss — either through trauma or a degenerative condition — can be intimidating. For some, accepting assistance takes time and courage. How do MCB clients and counselors find their way to working together?

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What To Expect In Your First Meetings With MCB

By law, anyone over 14 years old declared legally blind in Massachusetts is screened immediately eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation services from the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind. Within a short window of time, those clients will hear from MCB, beginning a relationship for years forward. What can someone expect in their first conversations with MCB?

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Working Together: How Doctors and MCB Work Together For Clients

Every patient's journey with MCB begins from the moment their doctor declares them legally blind. Aligned from the start, doctors and MCB counselors and staff work immediately and over years to define and refine the tools, training, assistance, and accommodations that enhance the quality of their life.

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What MCB's Vocational Rehabilitation Offers

The goal of VR is to — to the degree possible — help prepare clients in overcoming barriers to accessing, maintaining, or returning to employment and/or other useful occupations.

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