Aspire: High Cognitive Autism Spectrum Disorder

MGH Aspire helps children, teens and adults with a high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a related social profile make social connections and develop independence. At MGH Aspire our participants learn age and developmentally appropriate skills needed succeed at home, school, in their communities or in the work place.

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Aspire offers programs for children, teens and adults with
a high cognitive autism spectrum disorder. 
Making connections and developing independence.

Currently accepting applications for summer 2015 programs!
Child | Teen | Adult | Internship


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Aspire Teens Autism

Aspire adults autism

Learning to Play and Playing to Learn. In a safe and caring environment children at Aspire learn the social skills needed to make friends and succeed in playdates, at school and in other typical social settings. 

School-year  | Summer 

Making positive connections and transitioning from adolescence to young adulthood is the focus of our teen programs. Aspire helps teens, to celebrate their strengths while enhancing their capacity to be social and develop healthy independent living skills, during this important transition period in their lives.

School-year | Summer

Supporting successful independence. Aspire’s adult programs are designed to meet our participant’s needs for meaningful work opportunities, succeeding in college, developing relationships and accessing resources for living independently.

Academic-year | Summer | Internship

Consultation and Professional Development Services: Aspire’s experienced and seasoned professionals focus on helping organizations and agencies improve outcomes for individuals with a high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or related social profiles. Consult staff provide services to professionals regarding individuals, classrooms, program design, and transition planning, as well as the implementation of our “3S model”: Self-awareness, Stress-management, and Social competency.

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Contact us

MGH Aspire
1 Maguire Rd 
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421
Ph. 781.860.1900
Fax: 781.860.1920

Serving invidividuals with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a related profile in the Boston metropolitan area for over 25 years.  We are an MGH autism program.


Internship Program

Aspire can help you learn the skills needed to succeed in the workplace


MGH Aspire Spring Gala 2015

We invite you to the 2015 Aspire Gala, a fun-filled evening of inspiration and celebration on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.  Click here for tickets and sponsorship information.


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Apply to child, teen or adult programs.