A community where people of ALL ABILITIES live, learn, and grow together
Aspire serves more than 1,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in the Chicagoland area each year. From its inception over 50 years ago, Aspire has pushed the boundaries of what is possible for people with disabilities. Today, we continue to promote models of inclusion ahead of society's expectations. Through partnerships with companies such as Walgreens and Office Depot/OfficeMax, we are creating new, innovative enterprises that open up possibilities and support people with disabilities in achieving them.
Aspire Living offers independent and community living opportunities and skill building for adults with disabilities, helping to achieve independence in the community.
Aspire Careers offers job training and job placement for adults with disabilities and works with businesses in the community to create inclusive workplaces.
Aspire Kids provides pediatric therapies for kids with developmental delays and disabilities, family support and has become a key consultant to schools that want to create inclusive classrooms. Our family-centered services help children reach important developmental milestones and build a solid foundation for future independence.
Aspire CoffeeWork a partnership with Metropolis Coffee Company, one of the nation's top artisan coffee roasters—offers craft-roasted coffees while creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities. 100% of Aspire CoffeeWorks' proceeds benefit life-changing programs for people with disabilities.