Children Services Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

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Contact Information

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
Contact: Susan Lavin, Director
Email Address: Susan.Lavin@State.MA.US
Phone: 617-727-5550 xVoice
Alternate Phone: 800-332-2772
Fax: 800-392-6450

600 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111
Area Served: Boston

Map Location Children Services


Program offers support, counseling, advocacy and recreational services. Child must be registered as legally blind

MCB Children Services social workers can assist families with the following:

  • Respite Care Coordination
  • Socialization/Recreation Program, where available
  • Advocacy in obtaining benefits and services for the child
  • Case Management: Assistance to coordinate needed services
  • Support Counseling to children and their families to assist with problems and concerns related to vision loss
  • Recreation: Limited funding is available for recreation programs to encourage participation in social activities


Service Types

  • Family Support
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Advocacy

Populations Served

  • Blind
  • DeafBlind
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service