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Empowering and supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.



Employment & Day 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

Family Support

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

Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation

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

Featured News  

Charles River Center Offering Parents an Evening Out this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a busy time for all of us, but particularly for parents and caregivers.  Charles River Center understands this and would like. . .

Stress Relief Night

DDS Now Accepting Interest Forms for the DESE/DDS Residential Prevention Program

DDS (Department of Developmental Services) and DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) are holding an Open Interest Period to allow DDS Staff, Family Support. . .

State Seal

A Festive Grugan Center Ribbon Cutting Celebration

On Wednesday, October 30th, friends of Charles River Center gathered to celebrate the completion of a year and a half renovation project and the official re-naming of. . .

Ribbon Cutting

Check out our most recent Annual Report

Click here to check out our latest Annual Report.

2019 Annual Report


2020 Building A Dream Gala

Save the Date
05/01/20 @ 6:30 PM
The Westin Waltham Boston Hotel
Mark your calendar!The 2019 Building A Dream Gala will be held. . .