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In The News

Aspire Gala 2024 - "Better Together"

In celebration of Aspire's annual spring Gala, Aspire partnered with Pulitzer Prize nominated poet Joseph Fasano to write a special poetry prompt just for Aspire participants. Neary 40 participants submitted responses to help create the “community poem” brought to life in this video. “Better Together” shows that the world is a better place when every voice can be heard, valued and encouraged.

Aspire Receives the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence, February, 2024

The American Camp Association honored Aspire with The Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence for its Adventure Summer Camp program at the ACA national awards ceremony in February 2024. This award honors programs that develop effective, creative responses to the needs of people and/or societal problems using the camp environment or programs which demonstrate the positive contributions the camp experience has on the well-being of individuals and society.

Aspire Gala 2023 -
 "Bursting the bubble of social isolation"
in celebration of Aspire's Annual Gala, particiants share their personal stories.

"Mass General program helps neurodivergent people find full-time jobs" -
 WCVB 5 News, Boston, April 2023
Elise Wulff, MEd speaks about Aspire programming and the Aspire Works Internship Program.

20th Anniversary Aspire Gala 2022 - Aspire: Then, Now, Next
In celebration of our 20th year, Aspire participants share their memories of and gratitude for Aspire.

Honoring Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month
- Explore GBH Magazine, April 2022.
Jonathan C. Abbott, President and CEO of GBH, discusses their long standing relationship with Aspire and our Internship program.

Actress with Autism Opens up About ‘Autism Burnout’ – Boston 25 News- By Heather Hegedus, Boston 25 News April 05, 2022. Sue Ann Pien, who portrays Violet in a new Amazon Prime video series called “As We See It,” discusses her personal experience with autism biurnout.  

Exciting News for Aspire Adventure Camp Trailblazers, read more about the impact of Aspire receiving the Leadership Pathways Project grant from the American Camp Association (ACA) to establish a formalized Leader-In-Training (LIT) program over the next 3 years!

Aspire Gala 2020: Virtual Summer Programming
During the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, while many other summer camps had to close, Aspire was able to stay flexible, creative and adapt to a new virtual platform in order to deliver support and programming to our participants. A few of our participants and families discuss their experiences with Aspire.

Aspire 2019 Gala: "People Matter. Moments Matter"
Here's to the people in our lives who make a difference: best friends, teachers, siblings, parents, employers, mentors. These are the Moments that Matter.

Aspire 2018 Spring Gala: "Light Up"
It was a privilege to be able to share the perspectives of some of our participants here at Aspire. Their answers to "Five Questions about Autism" will enlighten you.

Read more about the 2018 gala:

Aspire 2017 Spring Gala: "Dear Aspire"
"You taught me to be myself" and "You've given me a voice" are just a few of the words from former Aspire participants that were shared at our 2017 Gala.
Read more about the 2017 gala: