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MGH Aspire helps children, teens, and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a related social profile make social connections and develop independence. At MGH Aspire our participants learn age and developmentally appropriate skills needed to succeed at home, school, in their communities or in the work place.
Summer 2017 Programs
Child Summer Program
Summer Session: June 29 - August 10, 2017
Aspire’s Summer Adventure Camp is a 6-week program for individuals ages 5-15 with a variety of diagnoses including but not limited to Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), High Functioning Autism (HFA), Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NVLD), anxiety disorder, or similar social-cognitive profile who can benefit from Aspire’s curriculum. Our campers are placed into well-matched groups of 4-6 participants, supported by 2 staff. In their groups, campers participate in a rich weekly schedule full of typical camp activities, such as boating, swimming, archery, art, as well as direct instruction and in-the-moment coaching to support skill building in the areas of Self-awareness, Stress management, and Social competency (Aspire’s ‘3S’ model).
Summer Session: July 5 - August 11, 2017
Aspire's Teen Services offer supportive groups and programs for teens with ASD and related social challenges. Programs are designed to meet the adolescent’s need to be part of a group and reduce feelings of isolation while exploring independent living skills.
At Aspire adults with a high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or related social profile learn important independent living skills and a variety of ways to develop positive social connections.
Summer Session: June 6 - August 10, 2017
The Aspire Internship Program is designed to help adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a related profile navigate the various aspects of the work environment while gaining important on-the-job skills. Key program features include our Aspire career counselors and weekly seminars designed to optimize the internship experience.
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