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A leader in supporting people with developmental disabilities



Employment & Day Services

Assisted by job counselors, participants are placed individually or in crews within a variety of community businesses.


Residential Services

Charles River provides housing to adults with developmental disabilities in Needham, Newton, Wellesley, Natick and other MetroWest communities.


Family Support

Offering a broad range of recreational programs, advocacy services, educational seminars and a multitude of resources to children and families.


Day Habilitation

For adults with complex needs, we provide physical, occupational, speech and music therapies with full-time nursing supervision.

Featured News  

Advocacy Day February 11th

Save the Date: February 11th, 2016  Advocacy Day at the State House  Learn about The Arc's Budget Priority!Families and Supporters will be visiting Legislative offices from 10:30 until. . .


Conquering the Cliff: Autism’s Journey into Adulthood Conference

Join Bridgewell and the Charles River Center for the Conquering the Cliff: Autism’s Journey into Adulthood conference on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Sheraton. . .


Adam Liszewski, founder of Stokes, featured on Chronicle

Adam Liszewski, the 15 year-old who founded Stokes Natural Firestarters, was recently featured on WCVB's Chronicle.Individuals from the Charles River Center manufacture all of Adam's. . .



Building a Dream Gala

Gala Event
04/29/16 @ 6:00 PM
The Westin, Waltham, MA
The Building a Dream Gala is our major fundraiser of the year. It. . .