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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  

Job Fair June 15th

Open Interview Hiring Fair Thursday, June 15th from 11am - 2pm Charles River Center Needham, MA is hosting a JOB FAIR for all of our current. . .


How Wings for Autism Helped the Fitzpatrick Family Take Their First Family Vacation

Dear Wings for Autism Team,   It’s been a couple of weeks now since we returned from our family trip to New Orleans in August with our son Sean.  Dave. . .


What Is Adult Foster Care and Is It Right for You?

Adult Foster Care is a program that is designed for those who would like to live in a family setting in the community with an approved caregiver. Caregivers. . .


Charles River Residents Assemble Care Packages for Troops

Eddie Wencis, Residential Cluster Director, knows firsthand how important mail call can be.  A Navy Seabee for eight years before coming to Charles River, Eddie was stationed. . .



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. . .