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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  

Register now the Ellie Bloom Special Olympics

The 31st annual Ellie Bloom Special Olympics will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019  at 9:30 am at DeFazio Park in Needham.  This fun. . .

Ellie Bloom

2018 Needham Exchange Golf Tournament A Big Success

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, over 80 golfers enjoyed a day of golf (despite a brief interruption due to inclement weather!) at the 31st. . .

Golf Tournament 2018 Save the Date

Dr. Stephen Shore Ed.D Speaks at Charles River Center

Many thanks to Dr. Stephen Shore, who spoke at the Charles River Center on Friday, May 12, 2019.  Dr. Shore, who himself has autism, gave. . .

Dr. Stephen Shore


2019 Charles River Center 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

09/22/19 @ 11:00 AM
Charles River Center, Needham
 Mark your calendar!Please join us for the 9th Annual Charles River Center 5K. . .