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Empowering and supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Programs  

Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation

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

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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

Residential Services

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

Featured News  

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. . .

COVID19

An Important Update for All DDS Families Regarding COVID-19 Health Crisis

Please click here for the most recent updates from Charles River President, Anne-Marie Bajwa, in response to the  COVID-19 health crisis. Laney Bruner-Cahoto, Assistant Commissioner of. . .

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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

Events 

Thank you for Supporting Our Online Auction

Online Auction
04/25/20 @ 8:00 AM
Charles River Center Needham
The bidders were out in full force for our Online Auction, which. . .