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A leader in supporting people with developmental disabilities



Residential Services

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


Employment Services

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


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  

Wings for Autism

Come join us for our April 11, 2015 Wings for Autism event at Boston Logan Airport. Wings for Autism is a program specifically designed to. . .


Charles River Center Receives Outstanding Survey and Certification Report

The Charles River Center, a multi-service agency based in Needham that helps more than 600 adults and children with developmental disabilities, announced today that it. . .


Charles River Center Receives $10,000 Grant from Foundation for MetroWest

The Charles River Center has been awarded a grant from the Foundation for MetroWest to support recreation programs for those with developmental disabilities at the. . .

Painting Filomena Natick


Building a Dream Gala

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05/01/15 @ 6:30 PM
The Westin, Waltham, MA
 When: Friday, May 1st, 6:30 pmWhere: The Westin WalthamHonorees: The Needham Exchange. . .