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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  

Registration for 5K on 9/27 Now Open!

The Charles River Center 5th Annual 5K Run/1-Mile WalkSunday, September 27th11:00 amThis USA Track and Field-certified course begins at the Charles River Center at. . .


Charles River Center Receives Highest CARF Accreditation

The Charles River Center announced today that its Day Habilitation division was recently re-certified with the highest level of recognition by the Commission on Accreditation. . .

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Register for Summer Camp Today!

Here at the Charles River Center, we offer programs during the summer for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities from ages 7 to 22. These. . .

Summer Camp


28th Annual Needham Exchange Club Charity Golf Tournament

06/22/15 @ 11:30 AM
Blue Hill Country Club
Date: Monday, June 22nd  Time: 11:30 am Registration, 1:00 pm Shotgun Start  Location: Blue. . .