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In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, we are excited to launch “Aspire Always: The 2021 Campaign for Aspire.”

Due to current circumstances, we have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Aspire Spring Gala until April 2022. Though we are unable to gather in person, the need for philanthropy is greater than ever. We hope you will join us in supporting this remarkable program and all the work it does to help children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder and related profiles develop the skills necessary to be successful in their communities and workplaces.

To learn more about ways that you can support Aspire, please see below or contact Samantha Finlayson snfinlayson@partners.org.

Donate to Aspire Always

Your support can help Aspire:
 

$25,000

    Sponsor an entire year of Aspire services for one family, including Group Programming, Summer Camp, and Parent Coaching.

 
 
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$15,000

    Fund 6 weeks at Aspire Adventure Camp for one participant. Aspire Adventure Camp allows young people to have a full camp experience while learning social skills and making connections.

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$10,000

    Support a semester of the Aspire Works Internship Program, providing access for one participant to build essential on-the-job skills and successfully transition to the workplace.

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$5,000

    Provide funding for the Explorations teen boating program. Explorations is a summer program where teens participate in supported recreational and social activities while learning a variety of practical life skills in the community.

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$3,000

    Host parent and family support groups, providing them with the knowledge and tools to create environments that are inclusive and supportive to individuals with ASD or related profiles.

 
 
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$500

    Support the Masquerade Ball, an annual special event attended by teen and adult participants that promotes social connections and friendship development within a fun and celebratory environment.

 
 
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Other Amount

    Other amount to support areas of greatest need at Aspire.

 
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Luxury Key Game

When you’re ready to get back in the game, we’ve got the games to bring you back. The Aspire Luxury Key Game is here once again, so take your chance and get ready to cheer on your local favorites. With a suggested donation of $100 or more, you’ll have a chance to win The Ultimate Boston Sports Package:
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    2 Luxury Box Tickets to a Boston Celtics Game

     

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    2 Third Baseline Tickets to a Boston Red Sox Game

     

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    2 Luxury Box Tickets to a Boston Bruins Game

     

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    2 Luxury Box Tickets to a New England Patriots Game

     

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS!

Special thanks to those who have donated at leadership giving levels.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2020 ASPIRE GALA

The 2020 Aspire Gala video spotlights the Aspire community’s resiliency, creativity, and success at pivoting to an online platform amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also pleased to share moments from the first-ever virtual gala in the highlight reel below.
  • Facing The Unexpected

  • Highlight Reel

About Aspire

Aspire is a highly successful, therapeutically-based program that serves children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder and related social profiles. Additionally, the program supports more than 15 area school districts and conducts trainings and workshops serving 700 education and private sector professionals each year.

Aspire’s programming is designed to help participants develop social competency skills so that they can succeed at home, school, work and in community settings. Many Aspire participants have challenges with stress management, anxiety, social communication, attention, organization, or demonstrate sensory differences. Aspire’s therapeutic curriculum focuses on teaching important life skills via the “3S” model – to improve every individual’s self-awareness, social competence and stress management. This approach not only allows staff to provide individualized coaching and support “in the moment,” but also ensures an ideal environment for participants to learn new skills while feeling accepted and valued for their unique qualities.

At Aspire, we work to help individuals on the autism spectrum achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives and are committed to serving participants regardless of their economic background.

Aspire Programs

Aspire 2020 Programs
Summer Camp Program, Hale Reservation in Westwood (ages 5-15)
Aspire offers a fun-filled six-week day camp for children and adolescents. Designed to model the traditional “summer camp experience,” each camp day consists of recreational activities as well as therapeutic interventions.