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Charles River Center

General Info

Program Name
Therapeutic Day Habilitation
Agency Office
59 East Militia Heights Road
Needham, MA 02492
Phone
781-972-1000
Fax
781-972-1007
Program Type
Dayprogram types definition
Business Filing Type
Corporation
Organizational Type
Non-Profit
Transportation options
Transportation for consumers attending our programs
Accessibility Features
Wheelchair Ramps, Elevators, Accessible Parking, Accessible Restrooms, Medical Needs
Contact
Carol Alden
Services
Adult Education, Case Management, Day Activity, Disability Awareness, Skills Training, Socialization Activities
Populations Served
All Disabilities
Eligibility Requirements
DDS eligibility, MassHealth

Narrative

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.

Licensure

Client Information

Staff to Client Ratios
clients to every staff person
Age Range of Clients
22 years to 99 years
Number of Current Clients
75

Towns Served

ALLSTON, BACK BAY, BEACON HILL/WEST END, BELMONT, BOSTON, BRIGHTON, BROOKLINE, CAMBRIDGE, CHARLESTOWN, CHELSEA, CHESTNUT HILL, CHINATOWN, DEDHAM, DORCHESTER, DOVER, EAST BOSTON, FRAMINGHAM, HOLLISTON, HOPKINTON, HUDSON, HYDE PARK, MILLIS, NATICK, NEEDHAM, NEWTON, NORTH END, REVERE, ROSLINDALE, ROXBURY, SHERBORN, SOMERVILLE, SOUTH BOSTON, SOUTH END, SOUTHBOROUGH, SUDBURY, WATERTOWN, WAYLAND, WELLESLEY, WEST ROXBURY, WESTON, WINTHROP

Record last updated on 21/12/2018

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