Dane Street announced support today for Massachusetts General Hospital’s MGH Aspire Program which helps children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a related social profile achieve success. This program is celebrating 20 years of support, and has raised over $19 million to assist its participants in achieving the skills necessary to be successful in their communities and workplaces. As a Platinum sponsor, Dane Street’s financial contribution will help ensure Aspire’s services are accessible for families in need and allow for the expansion of program offerings. The Aspire Works program offers young people on the autism spectrum real-life work experience and the gala raised more than $2.6 million in 2019. The annual spring gala was to be held at the Four Seasons in Boston, MA on Thursday, April 2, 2020, where friends and sponsors were to join together to raise awareness for Autism. This gala has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 crisis. This initiative is part of Dane Street’s ongoing commitment to support local communities. “We are inspired by the work of the MGH Aspire team and honored to be part of something so impactful to the entire New England region,” said Will Fulton, CEO.
Aspire is a highly successful, therapeutically-based program that serves children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder and related social profiles. 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. For more information, visit https://www.massgeneral.org/children/aspire/teen-adult