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A leader in supporting people with developmental disabilities



Employment 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  

New Program: Adult Family Care

We are pleased to announce that the Charles River Center’s Adult Family Care program is up and running, and we are seeking referrals to the. . .


Donate Your Used Car to the Charles River Center

Do you have a car sitting in your driveway or on its last legs that you would like to see gone?Consider donating it to the. . .

Clunker Car

Respite Home Now Taking Guests

Do you need to travel or would you like a weekend away knowing your loved one is in good hands?  Our weekend Respite Home is. . .

Respite Sharon


Wings for Autism - November 7, 2015

11/07/15 @ 9:00 AM
Boston Logan Airport
The Wings for Autism program is designed specifically for families with children. . .