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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 in these news articles published about the 2018 event:

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 MGH Aspire participants that were shared at our 2017 Gala.

Read more in these news articles published about the 2017 event:

Read about our 2016 event

16th Annual Aspire Spring Gala: Building One Relationship at a Time

Click on the links below to watch the Aspire videos which were shown at the 2016 Gala.

Aspire Internship Program

Watch Internship program manager, Leslie O'Brien on "4 Your Community" on WBZ talking about the Aspire Internship Program with intern Jake Peters.

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Special Events

Monday, January 6, Tuesday, January 7 and Thursday, January 9, 2020

January Workshop Series
Time: 12:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Cost:  $200 per session. $375 for two sessions. $495 for entire series
Requirements: Open to new, current and past participants aged 18+. 
Location: Lexington
This special event series includes three unique sessions focused on conducting a successful job search with confidence. Participants learn the fundamentals of online job searching, how to navigate the application process and interview preparation skills.


Friday: January 10, 2020

Masquerade Ball
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Cost:  $35.00 (per person)
Requirements: Open to current and past participants only, ages 14 - 18. Participants are welcome to bring a similar aged peer as a guest.
Location: Lexington
During this fun annual event, participants will enjoy dancing, creating festive masks, socializing with peers and a "make your own ice cream sundae" station.


Sunday: January 12, 2020

Snow Day Event
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Cost:  $50 (per person)
Requirements: Open to past, current and new participants, ages 5 -13.  Siblings and friends are also welcome to apply.
Location: Lexington
Join MGH Aspire staff members for an afternoon of winter-themed fun! In small, supported groups, participants will enjoy a cooking activity, arts and crafts, group games and some outdoor snow play
(fingers crossed). This is a drop-off event. Siblings and friends, ages 13 and under, are welcome to register.


Tuesdays: January 21 and 28

GG&G: Party Games
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Cost:  $200
Requirements: Open to past, current and new participants, ages 18+. 
Location: Lexington
Attendees will play exciting, short and easy to learn party games like Exploding Kittens, Cards Against Humanity, Magic Maze and Code Names.


Tuesdays: February 4 and 11

GG&G: Video Games
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Cost:  $200
Requirements: Open to past, current and new participants, ages 18+. 
Location: Lexington
Attendees will play popular video games from the Wii and PS3 era. Competitive tournaments and cooperative games will be featured. 


Tuesday, February 18 - Friday, February 21

February School Vacation Camp
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost:  $360 (per person, per week)
Requirements: Open to past, current and new participants, ages 5 -13.  Siblings and friends are also welcome to apply.
Location: Lexington
Participants will enjoy theme-based vacation days filled with structured activities. In small, supported groups, participants will enjoy daily cooking projects, arts and crafts, group games, movement activities and some down-time options. Participants must register for the entire week.



Tuesdays: February 25 and March 3

GG&G: Complex Strategy Games I
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Cost:  $200
Requirements: Open to past, current and new participants, ages 18+. 
Location: Lexington
Attendees will play complex, nuanced games such as Pandemic, Munchkin, and Sentinels of the Multiverse.


Tuesdays:  March 10 and 17

GG&G: Customizable Card Games
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Cost:  $200
Requirements: Open to past, current and new participants, ages 18+. 
Location: Lexington
Attendees will play popular customizable card games such as Magic: The Gathering or Yu Gi Oh! New players can learn the game and experienced players can play in a draft tournament, play with their own decks, or use pre-made decks. 


Tuesdays: March 24 and 31

GG&G: Complex Strategy Games II
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Cost:  $200
Requirements: Open to past, current and new participants, ages 18+. 
Location: Lexington
Attendees will play complex, nuanced games such as Pandemic, Munchkin, and Sentinels of the Multiverse.


Tuesdays: April 7 and 14

GG&G: Roleplaying Games
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Cost:  $200
Requirements: Open to past, current and new participants, ages 18+. 
Location: Lexington
Attendees will learn to play Guild Chronicles, a table-top role playing game. Players create their heroes together and embark on a short adventure full of danger, mystery and fun.