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A leader in supporting people with developmental disabilities

Due to the impending blizzard, we will be closed on Tuesday, January 27th.

Programs  

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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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Employment Services

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

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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  

Wings for Autism

Wings for Autism is a program specifically designed to support families of children with autism, creating a travel test run to help ease the stress. . .

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Charles River Center Receives $10,000 Grant from Foundation for MetroWest

The Charles River Center has been awarded a grant from the Foundation for MetroWest to support recreation programs for those with developmental disabilities at the. . .

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CRC Selected as Recipient of Whole Foods 5% Days January 14 and 21

Whole Foods Markets in Wellesley and Dedham will pledge 5 percent of that day’s net sales on Wednesday, 1/14 (Wellesley) and Wednesday, 1/21 (Dedham) to the. . .

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Events 

Save the Date - Building a Dream Gala

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05/01/15 @ 6:00 PM
The Westin, Waltham, MA
The annual Building a Dream Gala benefiting The Charles River Center will. . .