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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  

Register or Volunteer for the Ellie Bloom Special Olympics, September 16th

The 29th annual Ellie Bloom Special Olympics will be held on Saturday, September 16th at 10 am at DeFazio Park in Needham.  This fun and inspiring event welcomes athletes. . .


Wings for Autism at Logan Saturday, Nov. 4th

Wings for Autism is a program specifically designed to support families of children with autism, creating a travel test run to help ease the stress. . .


Harvesting at Linden Square benefits Wellesley Food Pantry

From The Wellesley Townsman, August 18, 2017 Fresh produce will be donated every Tuesday, through the end of the summer season, to the Wellesley Food. . .


Adult Extended Day Now in Natick

The Adult Extended Day Program is a fun and active social and skill building group for adults 18+ who live in the Middlesex West Area.  This. . .

Charles River Center Event


Charles River Center 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

09/24/17 @ 11:00 AM
Charles River Center, Needham
5K RUN/1 MILE WALK  We hope you can join us on Sunday, September 24th. . .