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Programs  

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Employment & Day Services

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

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Residential Services

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

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Family Support

Offering a broad range of recreational programs, advocacy services, educational seminars and a multitude of resources to children and families.

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Day Habilitation

For adults with complex needs, we provide physical, occupational, speech and music therapies with full-time nursing supervision.

Featured News  

How the Charles River Center helped one family

Stephen, who was diagnosed with autism at an early age, was ready to leave school and start his life as a young adult.  Find out from his. . .

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Freia David in the Boston Globe

Read the Boston Globe article about Freia David's retirement from McDonald's in Needham after 32 years.https://www.bostonglobe.com/2016/08/29/retire/qVU7HV3vbnS65kjqbeZwgI/story.html 

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Does Your Company Participate in a United Way Campaign?

Our code is M358488.  Please remember that you can designate your United Way donation to help support the Charles River Center programs and services. Our United. . .

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Shop Amazon Smile & Support CRC!

Did you know The Charles River Center participates in the AmazonSmile program?  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support CRC every. . .

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Events 

Building a Dream Gala 2017

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05/05/17 @ 6:00 PM
The Westin, Waltham, MA
Save the date for our annual Building a Dream Gala!   A. . .