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.
Aspire offers programs for children, teens and adults with
a high cognitive autism spectrum disorder.
Making connections and developing independence.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Announcements and Events
- Aspire Annual Spring Gala, April 2, 2015
- Respoding to the Teen Brain
- Aspire is featured in NPR's the Takeaway with John Hockenberry
- Pulling the Plug: 20 Alternative Activities that Don't Involve Screen Time
- Summer job opportunities now posted!
- The JAKE Study: What Is It and Why Should you Participate In It?
- Apply early to our summer adult Internship Program. Slots filling up quickly!
- Sign-up for Aspire Wire Newsletter
- Make a gift today
1 Maguire Rd
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421
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.
Aspire can help you learn the skills needed to succeed in the workplace
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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