MGH Aspire helps children, teens, and adults with 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 to 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.
Currently accepting applications for School-year 2015-16 programs
A limited number of slots are still available in our child and adult summer programs
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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
- The Courage to Thrive in College
- Young women on the spectrum
- Aspire featured in the Huffington Post!
- Aspire in boston.com article: "Everyone with autism isn't the same."
- Summer job opportunities
- Upcoming conferences
- 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
- 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.