• Ivy Street School
  • Adult Disability Services

Annual Meeting Recap

Representatives of Spaulding Rehabilitation Services accepting award, Zach McLeod is hugging Spaulding President David Storto

On October 8th, MAB Community Services held its Annual Meeting at MassHousing in Boston. The theme of the evening was “An App a Day Keeps the Doctor Away,” and so we kicked things off with some of our Occupational Therapists demonstrating various iPad apps developed for people with visual impairment, including TapTapSee, Voice Dream, and EyeNote. To read more about these apps, check out our Insight blog.

We honored our outgoing Board President Craig Pfannenstiel for all his accomplishments, and announced the election of Michael O’Friel as his successor. Michael has big shoes to fill, but his intelligence and passion make him the ideal choice to lead our organization into a bright future.

We then moved into our panel discussion moderated by Paul Saner, Commisioner of the Massachusetts Commision for the Blind, in which experts discussed different ways in which technology can be used to help visually impaired individuals maintain their independence. To read a summary of this panel discussion, click here.

After the panel, we took the time to honor a number of individuals and organizations with Community Partner Awards for their continued support of MAB and its mission. Read more about this year's award recipients here.

In closing comments delivered by MAB CEO Barbara Salisbury, it was announced that over the past three years, MAB’s revenue has grown by a stunning 50%, allowing us to enhance and expand all three of our programs:

  • Over the past year alone, MAB’s vision rehabilitation services have grown by 300%, and we now have a robust statewide network of services to help older adults successfully adapt to vision loss.
  • Adult Disability Services not only continues to add new residences each year, but consistently receives the highest quality ratings from our state licensing agency and international certification reviewers.
  • Ivy Street School has opened up its sixth classroom, increased enrollment, and received approval for its day program, allowing us to help even more students develop their skills and make a successful transition to adult living.

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