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A leader in supporting people with 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  

Life On & Slightly To the Right of the Autism Spectrum: An Inside View Towards Success

Charles River Center invites you to join Dr. Stephen Shore, Ed.D. in his autobiographical journey from the nonverbal days as he relates his life. . .

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


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