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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  

Transition to Adult Life - Using the IEP to Create Success

The Charles River Center presents:Transition from School to Adult Life - Using the IEP to Create SuccessPresented by:  Leslie Lockhart, Massachusetts Advocates for Children Thursday, March. . .

Flowers on Your Table All Season Long

We are proud to be launching our second Flower CSA, which will run for 20 weeks from mid-June to the end of October, 2020.  Subscribers will receive a. . .

Flower CSA

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

Charles River Center Announces Spring 2020 College Job and Internship Fair Schedule

 Are you interested in learning more about working at Charles River Center?   This spring, our Recruiter will be attending multiple Job Fairs throughout the greater. . .



2020 Building A Dream Gala

2020 Gala Logo
05/01/20 @ 6:00 PM
The Westin Waltham Boston Hotel
The 2020 Building A Dream Gala will be held on May 1,. . .