Massachusetts General Hospital Aspire
Aspire is dedicated to provide children, teens, and young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and related Autism Spectrum Disorders with the knowledge and skills necessary to make social connections and develop independence leading to successful and fulfilling lives.
Aspire's approach is to teach social skills, life skills and other behavioral strategies within a small-group setting. Our programs offer a variety of recreational, social and educational activities within a group environment to help our participants learn from real-life group experiences. We focus on our participants' strengths and interests and emphasize using empirically validated interventions. Aspire also believes that the skills taught need to be consistently applied across all settings in the participant's life. For this reason, we take a collaborative approach and strive to work closely with parents, teachers, providers and others involved in the person's team. Aspire aims to meet the needs of underserved communities in the metro Boston area.