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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  

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. . .


Autism Spectrum Awareness & Acceptance Day

 Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts (AFAM) invites you to attend its annual Autism Spectrum Awareness & Acceptance Day on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the. . .



Building a Dream Gala

Charles River Center Event
05/01/15 @ 6:30 PM
The Westin, Waltham, MA
When: Friday, May 1st, 6:30 pm Where: The Westin Waltham Honorees: The Needham Exchange. . .