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Empowering and supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation

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


Employment & Day Services

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

Family Support

Family Support

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


Residential Services

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

Featured News  

Family Support Holding Virtual Meeting Wednesday, September 23rd

Please join Charles River's Center's Family Support staff and other Charles River families for a Zoom meeting.  Come hear what others are doing, share challenges. . .

Family Support

All are welcome at a Virtual Music and Movement Class

Come listen to music and move along! Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun! September 26, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm via Zoom Please RSVP to. . .

Day Services Programming Reopening

At this time, we are executing our plan for a phased reopening of day programming at our the following three locations:  the Paul Merritt Center,. . .


COVID-19 Updates from President Anne-Marie Bajwa

During this unprecedented health crisis, Charles River Center's President, Anne-Marie Bajwa, will be issuing regular updates regarding what steps are being taken to ensure. . .



Charles River Center Virtual 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

09/20/20 @ 8:00 AM
In an effort to adhere to social distancing measures while keeping the. . .

2020 5K Run