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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.

Featured News  

The Lamp Winter/Spring 2020

Hot off the press!  The Winter/Spring 2020 Lamp is now available. Click here to read all about what has been happening in the Charles River Center. . .

The Lamp

Day Services Programming Reopening

At this time, we are executing our plan for a phased reopening of day programming at our the following three locations:  the Paul Merritt Center,. . .


Follow Charles River Center on Social Media!

Did you know that Charles River Center has three very active social media accounts:  Facebook, Instagram and Twitter?   Daily social media posts feature photos and. . .

Social Media


Charles River Center Virtual 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

09/20/20 @ 8:00 AM
In an effort to adhere to social distancing measures while keeping the. . .