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Application Deadlines

Fall 2024: 
 We are now accepting applications for our fall session. Applications received by June 14th will receive a $50 tuition discount. The fall application deadline is August 1st. Applications received after August 1st will incur a $50 late processing fee. Both new and returning applicants may submit their fall application online.

Child Schedule

Fall 2024 Child Schedule (pdf)

Summer 2024 Child Schedule (pdf)

Spring 2024 Child Schedule (pdf)

Teen Schedule

Fall 2024 Teen Schedule (pdf)

Summer 2024 Teen Schedule (pdf)

Spring 2024 Teen Schedule (pdf)

Adult Schedule

The Aspire Works Internship Program is no longer accepting applications for the summer session.

Fall 2024 Adult Schedule (pdf)

Summer 2024 Adult Schedule (pdf)

Spring 2024 Adult Schedule (pdf)

Parent Schedule

Parent programs are designed for parents and caregivers of individuals with ASD (an Asperger profile) or a related social profile. Parent participants do not need to have a child currently registered in an Aspire program. 

Fall 2024 Parent Schedule (pdf)

Summer 2024 Parent Schedule (pdf)

Spring 2024 Parent Schedule (pdf)

How to Apply

Fall 2024 Applicants: Both new and returning applicants may submit their fall application online.

Fall Application forms can also be filled out and submitted electronically using a desktop or laptop computer. Application forms must be viewed and submitted using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you are having trouble submitting the PDF files, please download Acrobat Reader here.  Fall 2024 Application forms can be downloaded at the links below.

    Fall 2024 General Application - for adults, parents, returners and special events (pdf)
    Fall 2024 New Participant Application - for NEW participants under age 18 (pdf)

Important information for new Aspire applicants:
All new child, teen and adult applicants and any applicants who have not participated in an Aspire program within the last twelve months are required to go through an intake interview. There is a non-refundable application fee of $75.00 that is due prior to the intake interview. The primary purpose of the interview is to determine the participant’s individual needs, confirm program suitability, and assist in determining the most appropriate group placement. It’s important to note that an interview does not guarantee acceptance into our program. Aspire staff will contact you directly to set up an interview. Aspire intake interview sessions only take place in our Lexington office.

To submit your application via mail:
Sign and date all forms and submit with a $75 application fee (new applicants only) by the application deadline to:

     1 Maguire Road
     Lexington, MA 02421

How to Pay

Application Fee:
If this is the first time you are submitting an application to an Aspire program, or if you have not participated in a program within twelve months, a $75 non-refundable application fee may be required. Please refer to the following chart for details.

Type of Application                                             Application Fee Required?

New Child/Teen/Adult Program Applicant            $75 non-refundable fee is required

Returning Aspire Participant                                 Not required

Special Event Applicant only                                Not required

Parent Programs and Services Applicant only     Not required

Payment Options:
To pay by check, please mail to 1 Maguire Road, Lexington, MA 02421. To pay by credit card, please call 781-860-1900. Application fees, program deposits and program tuition are non-refundable. Call or email mghaspire@mgb.org with questions.

Payment Due:
Payment is due upon receipt of acceptance. Participant’s spot will be held for 2 weeks. Payment in full is required before the start of group. Payment plans are available upon request.

Group Discounts:

  • Multi-Group Discount - 10% discount for any single participant taking two or more groups concurrently.
  • Family Discount - 10% discount for two or more siblings, or a participant and parent, participating in Aspire groups concurrently.

Financial Aid Support:
We are grateful that generous donors have provided us with funding to support families in substantial financial need.

Submittal of a financial aid application (Financial Aid Application (PDF) does not guarantee support. Financial aid support is awarded based on multiple criteria including family income, family assets, size of family, etc. Financial aid support is designed to make school year groups and summer programming available to participants regardless of economic status. Families must have up to date financial aid documentation on file to receive support.

For Financial Aid Applicants over the age of 18 - If the applicant lives with a parent/legal guardian, we require that both the participant and the parents/legal guardians provide financial documentation; otherwise, the financial aid application will be considered incomplete. If the applicant does not live with a parent/guardian, Aspire staff will need to understand the nature of the financial relationship of the parent and child. Please specify any financial or material support (e.g., below-market rent, groceries, utilities payments, tuition support, monthly cash support) that the applicant receives from family or others under the “additional consideration” section.

For Financial Aid Applicants who are Returning Participants - A new financial aid application must be submitted each year. We may require updated tax information after April 15th to make a final determination for financial aid requests if you are applying for one of our summer programs.

Please be aware that Aspire offers multidisciplinary interventions and methods that do not fit standard medical procedure codes; therefore, our services are not reimbursable by medical insurers.

District Pay:
If your child requires Aspire programming either to make progress during the school year, or to maintain progress made during the school year over the summer, AND your school system does not have a program that adequately addresses that need, you may be entitled to district funding. Please contact your school administrator to see if your situation would qualify. If your school district is funding your child, please provide an official communication (email from school or on school letterhead) stating their intent to pay. School districts do not receive financial aid.

Attendance Policy:
The success of the group and of each participant is dependent upon all members attending as many sessions as possible. We expect that participants will make a commitment to the group. In case of an unavoidable absence, please let your group leader know with as much notice as possible. No refunds are given due to absences unless related to extensive medical conditions.

Inclement Weather:
In the event of inclement weather, participants/families will be notified via email if the group/session needs to be cancelled or rescheduled. Participants/families may also call the Aspire office at 781-860-1900.