Day Habilitation Charles River Center

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Contact Information

Charles River Center
Contact: Kevin Salera, Chief Operating Officer
Email Address:
Phone: 781-972-1000 xTel
Alternate Phone: 781-972-1007 xDirect
Fax: 781-444-5146

59 East Militia Heights Road Needham, MA 02492
Area Served: Central

Map Location Day Habilitation


Committed to helping individuals improve independence, the Day Habilitation program provides structured activities designed to increase functional skill development for those with significant cognitive, physical and medical disabilities.

The program is housed in a beautiful state-of-the-art facility in Needham that is completely accessible and meets all ADA standards. Program participants have use of:

  • Spacious group rooms
  • Wide corridors
  • Fitness and physical therapy rooms
  • A sensory room
  • A large cafeteria
  • Teaching kitchen
  • Terrace and raised garden
  • Individuals who attend the Day Habilitation program are under the supervision of trained professionals that include: nursing staff, a management team, physical, behavioral, occupational, and speech therapists.

Goals and Activities

Based on a team approach with individual input, a detailed plan is developed for each person. These plans outline goals that will be worked on to improve skills and the person's physical well-being.

With the individual's interests in mind, the program offers:

  • Music therapy
  • Art
  • Cooking
  • Computer and iPad use
  • Gardening
  • Zumba
  • Exercise
  • Community outings are also incorporated into weekly schedules so that all can work on specific therapeutic objectives while having fun in the community.

ACES (Adult Community Experiences and Services)

A program within Day Habilitation for those with autism, individuals in the ACES program use daily community experiences to learn life skills. By volunteering multiple times a week with local nonprofits, individuals in this program are able to contribute toward improving the community while learning life skills.

We have worked with the Dedham Food Pantry, Traveling Meals, and Ethos Elder Service, as as well as many other organizations.

Service Types

  • Adult Education
  • Case Management
  • Day Habilitation (Day Hab)
  • Disability Awareness
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Aging

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities
  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • Haitian-Creole

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Medical Needs
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: CARF,QUEST
  • Fees: MassHealth, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: MassHealth OLTC