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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 presents "Planning for the Future"

Join us in welcoming Larry Brown from Eastern Bank who will provide information on Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts. January 16th, 2020 6 PM – 8. . .

Family Support Seminar Planning for Future

Dedications, Celebrations, Football and More

Hot off the press!  The 2019 Fall/Winter Lamp is out! Read about all the exciting things that have been happening here at Charles River Center.Click here to. . .

The Lamp Fall Winter 2019

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

2020 Building A Dream Save the Date
05/01/20 @ 6:00 PM
The Westin Waltham Boston Hotel
Mark your calendar!  The 2020 Building A Dream Gala will be. . .