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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  

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. . .


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. . .


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


Important Update Regarding the 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 scheduled for May 1, 2020 at. . .