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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  

2019 Needham Exchange Golf Tournament A Big Success

On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 80 + golfers enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day at the Marlborough Country Club participating in the 32nd Annual Needham Exchange Club. . .

2019 Golf

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


2019 Charles River Center 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

09/22/19 @ 11:00 AM
Charles River Center, Needham
 Mark your calendar!Please join us for the 9th Annual Charles River Center 5K. . .