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

Special Events


Friday, May 20
Casino Night
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm 
Cost: $50
Requirements: Open to new, current and past participants ages 14-18 yrs
Location:  Lexington
Join us for a night full of casino games, crafts, music, and fun! We will provide the photo booth, music, prizes, and poker chips – you provide your own luck and best poker face. Participants are welcome to bring one similar-aged guest of your choice to enjoy this evening with you. This event is open to both newcomers and returning participants. Returners may call 781-860-1900 to register. New participants should submit a special event application.

Saturday, June 4
Hike and BBQ
Time: 11:00am - 1:30pm 
Cost: $50
Requirements: Open to new, current and past participants ages 14 -18+ yrs
Location:  Westwood
Teen and adult participants will enjoy a traditional catered barbecue lunch at Hale. Following lunch, attendees will play lawn games, socialize with peers and soak in the great outdoors on a group hike. Participants are welcome to bring a peer-aged friend or sibling to enjoy this event. Returners may call 781-860-1900 to register. New participants should submit a special event application.

In The News


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!

20th Anniversary 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:


Publications