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A leader in supporting people with 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

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


Day Habilitation

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

Featured News  

How the Charles River Center helped one family

Stephen, who was diagnosed with autism at an early age, was ready to leave school and start his life as a young adult.  Find out from his. . .


First Wings for Autism Event at Worcester Regional Airport June 10th

We are excited to partner with MassPort, TSA, and JetBlue to bring the first Wings for Autism event to Worcester Regional Airport on Friday,. . .


Donate Your Used Car to the Charles River Center

Do you have a car sitting in your driveway or on its last legs that you would like to see gone?Consider donating it to the. . .

Clunker Car

Adult Extended Day Now in Natick

The Adult Extended Day Program is a fun and active social and skill building group for adults 18+ who live in the Middlesex West Area.  This. . .

Charles River Center Event


29th Annual Needham Exchange Club Charity Golf Tournament

05/23/16 @ 11:30 AM
The Marlborough Country Club, Marlborough
Needham Exchange Club Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Charles River CenterThe Needham. . .