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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.

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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. . .


An Important Update for All DDS Families Regarding COVID-19 Health Crisis

Please click here for the most recent updates from Charles River President, Anne-Marie Bajwa, in response to the  COVID-19 health crisis. Laney Bruner-Cahoto, Assistant Commissioner of. . .


Flowers on Your Table All Season Long

We are proud to be launching our second Flower CSA, which will run for 20 weeks from mid-June to the end of October, 2020.  Subscribers will receive a. . .

Flower CSA


Thank you for Supporting Our Online Auction

Online Auction
04/25/20 @ 8:00 AM
Charles River Center Needham
The bidders were out in full force for our Online Auction, which. . .