About

Aspire’s family-centered approach is central in all aspects of our Early Intervention Program (EI).

The family-centered curriculum empowers families to work with their children, as parents are the first and most important teacher a child has.  Traditionally, the majority of EI programming is provided in a home-based environment, focusing on meeting families where they are and ensuring a space that will foster positive learning and development.  Currently, because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have offer a blended format of in-person and telehealth services.

As always, goal-planning for the child comes from the directives of their families, with a focus on what they feel is most important and most needed.  Aspire supports each family through parent education, parental support, one-on-one child therapy, and securing connections with community resources.

Teacher reading book to two students

Mission

The mission of Aspire – as it has been since 1974 — is to positively affect the quality of life of people with disabilities and their families. Aspire strives to: enable individuals with severe disabilities to attain the fullest possible employment, productivity and participation in an integrated community; improve living conditions in all circumstances; involve persons with severe disabilities in decision-making processes affecting their lives; and mobilize human and financial resources to fulfill the mission.

Child and Teacher using crayons to draw
Student in front of class reading book to fellow students

Mission

The mission of Aspire – as it has been since 1974 — is to positively affect the quality of life of people with disabilities and their families. Aspire strives to: enable individuals with severe disabilities to attain the fullest possible employment, productivity and participation in an integrated community; improve living conditions in all circumstances; involve persons with severe disabilities in decision-making processes affecting their lives; and mobilize human and financial resources to fulfill the mission.

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Testimonials

“Aspire is amazing!! Four years ago my daughter started EI and was later diagnosed with Autism. I don’t know what I would have done without Aspire. They were very caring and professional ladies, always on time and trying different strategies to make my daughter comfortable. I learned a lot from them and after having two more kids diagnosed and using two different EI agencies due to moving, I can honestly say Aspire is one of the best around.”

Kelly, Past Parentaround.

“Aspire has been fantastic, they have held our hand through this whole process. All the therapist are caring and accessible. It feels like they’ve become part of the family.”

Lorie, Parent

Meet our Team

Officers & Board of Directors

Officers

  • Annie Walsh
    President
  • James Healey
    Vice President
  • Efe Okparavero
    Secretary
  • Dana Marks
    Treasurer

Board of Directors

  • Eric LeBlanc
  • Monika Wirtz
  • Mike Shea
  • Nancy Smith
  • Debby Regan
  • Laurie Hark
  • Meredith Cohen