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A leader in supporting people with developmental disabilities

Programs  

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Employment & Day Services

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

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Residential Services

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

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Family Support

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

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Day Habilitation

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

Featured News  

The Charles River Center Announces New President, Anne-Marie Bajwa

Philip V. Robey, Chairman of the Board at the Charles River Center, has announced that Anne-Marie Bajwa has been selected as the organization’s next. . .

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Freia David in the Boston Globe

Read the Boston Globe article about Freia David's retirement from McDonald's in Needham after 32 years.https://www.bostonglobe.com/2016/08/29/retire/qVU7HV3vbnS65kjqbeZwgI/story.html 

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Watch "The Autistic Oath"

Meet Jon W.--creator, writer, designer, author and celebrity (and Charles River Center participant).We love his attitude! Youtube movie:http://www.youtube.com/embed/IUbc3h03qfM 

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New Program: Adult Family Care

We are pleased to announce that the Charles River Center’s Adult Family Care program is up and running, and we are seeking referrals to the. . .

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Events 

Ellie Bloom Special Olympics

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10/01/16 @ 10:00 AM
DeFazio Park, Needham
The 28th annual Ellie Bloom Special Olympics will be held on Saturday,. . .