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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  

AFAM’s Annual Autism Advocacy Day - April 11th

Join us for AFAM’s Annual  Autism Advocacy Day  At the State House    Educate! Celebrate! Empower!  Thursday, April 11, 2019  Great Hall - The State House   Boston, Massachusetts  9:30      Registration – Refreshments will. . .


April Vacation Program

Follow the link to register for the April School Vacation Program April 16 – 19,   9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   For ages 7 to 22  Ratio 1:3 $86/day   Ratio 1:1. . .

Vacation Program Photo

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

Join us for a Sibshop at CRC!

A program just for siblings of kids with special needs!  Sibshops provide siblings of individuals with disabilities peer support and information in a lively, recreational. . .



Building A Dream Gala 2019

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04/26/19 @ 6:00 PM
Boston Marriott Newton
Click here for 2019 Building a Dream Gala details