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Empowering and supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation

For adults with complex needs, we provide physical, occupational, speech and music therapies with full-time nursing supervision.


Employment & Day Services

Assisted by job counselors, participants are placed individually or in crews within a variety of community businesses.

Family Support

Family Support

Offering a broad range of recreational programs, advocacy services, educational seminars and a multitude of resources to children and families.


Residential Services

Charles River provides housing to adults with developmental disabilities in Needham, Newton, Wellesley, Natick and other MetroWest communities.

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Come Join our Virtual Halloween Celebration!

Thursday, October 29, 20207:00 - 8:30 pm  Wear a costume.  Move to some music.  Show us your Halloween best!  Prizes will be awarded and mailed following the. . .

Hot off the Press! Download the Fall 2020 Lamp Newsletter.

Diversity and Inclusion, Riding out the Pandemic, Phased Reopening and more...Click here to download the Fall 2020 Lamp Newsletter. 

Open Request Application Period for the Autism Waiver Program is October 16th - 31st, 2020

The Autism Division of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) runs a Autism Waiver Program that provides one-to-one interventions to help children with autism who. . .


COVID-19 Updates from President Anne-Marie Bajwa

During this unprecedented health crisis, Charles River Center's President, Anne-Marie Bajwa, will be issuing regular updates regarding what steps are being taken to ensure. . .



2020 Annual Celebration

Annual Dinner
11/06/20 @ 6:00 PM
via Zoom
Mark your calendar! We hope you will join us for a virtual. . .