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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  

Volunteer or Register for the Ellie Bloom Special Olympics, October 1st

The 28th annual Ellie Bloom Special Olympics will be held on Saturday, October 1st at 10 am at DeFazio Park in Needham.  This fun and inspiring event welcomes athletes. . .


First Farm to Fork Dinner a Huge Success!

The Inaugural Farm to Fork Dinner held at the Needham Community Farm on August 4th was a huge success!Sixty guests enjoyed a 5-course tasting menu. . .


Join the Charles River Riders

Join the Charles River Riders!  Join the Charles River Riders at this year’s Rodman Ride for Kids on Saturday, September 24th!  Ride 25, 50 or even. . .


Watch "The Autistic Oath"

Meet Jon W.--creator, writer, designer, author and celebrity (and Charles River Center participant).We love his attitude! Youtube movie: 



Charles River Center 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

09/25/16 @ 11:00 AM
Charles River Center, Needham
5K RUN/1 MILE WALK  We hope you can join us on Sunday, September 25th. . .