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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  

Dr. Stephen Shore Ed.D Speaks at Charles River Center

Many thanks to Dr. Stephen Shore, who spoke at the Charles River Center on Friday, May 12, 2019.  Dr. Shore, who himself has autism, gave. . .

Dr. Stephen Shore

The Lamp Fall/Winter 2018

Heartwarming articles, photos that will make you smile and a standing ovation! Read the latest issue of the Charles River Center newsletter, The Lamp - Fall/Winter. . .

Fall/Winter Lamp Newsletter


Golf Tournament

2019 Golf
06/04/19 @ 11:00 AM
The Marlborough Country Club, Marlborough
Needham Exchange Club  32nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament  June 4, 2019  Location:  Marlborough Country Club  Start Time:  11:30 am  Cost: . . .