All upcoming MGH Aspire special events are listed below. This page is updated regularly so please check back often for future events. To see MGH Aspire in the news, or read about us in notable publications, scroll down to our "In The News" section.

Special Events

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. 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
April School Vacation Camp
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost:  $360
Requirements: Open to past, current and new participants, ages 5-13. 
Location: Hale Reservation, Westwood, MA
In small, supported groups, participants will enjoy theme-based vacation days filled with structured activities. Daily schedules include games, arts & crafts, cooking projects, movement activites and down-time options. Siblings and friends ages 5-13 are invited to register. Registration must be for the entire week.


Friday, May 15
Spring Dance and Casino Night
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $35.00 (per person)
Requirements: Open to current and past participants, ages 14-18
Location: Lexington
Teen participants will enjoy a night full of casino games, crafts, dancing and fun! Participants are welcome to invite a similar-aged guest to attend this event. 


Saturday, June 6
Spring Hike and BBQ
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $50.00 (per person)
Requirements: Open to current and past participants, ages 16+
Location: Hale Reservation, Westwood, MA
Young adult and adult participants will come together for a Saturday outing that includes a catered barbecue lunch, games and a group hike. Participants are welcome to invite a similar-aged friend or sibling as a guest. 


Saturday, July 18
MGH Aspire Bonfire
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $30.00 (per person)
Requirements: Open to current and past participants, ages 18+
Location: Hale Reservation, Westwood, MA
Adult participants will enjoy a laidback BBQ, lawn games, music and a bonfire. Participants are welcome to invite a similar-aged friend or sibling as a guest.


Wednesday, August 19 - Friday, August 21
Crash Course: Job Search Basics
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $200.00 per session, $495 for all three sessions
Requirements: Open to new, current and past participants, ages 18+
Location: Lexington
This special event series includes three unique sessions focused on conducting a successful job search with confidence. Participants will learn the fundamentals of online job searching, how to navigate the application process and interview preparation skills. 


In The News

Aspire 2020 Spring Gala:
Join us on Thursday, April 2, 2020 as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Aspire Spring Gala.


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 MGH Aspire participants that were shared at our 2017 Gala.
Read more about the 2017 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.


Publications