SINCE ITS INCEPTION MORE THAN 50 YEARS AGO,
Aspire has pushed the boundaries of what is possible for people with developmental disabilities. Today, we serve over 1,000 people with disabilities and their families in the Chicagoland area.
Aspire has Four Enterprises
Aspire Kids provides therapies for kids with disabilities, family support, and has become a key consultant to schools that want to create inclusive classrooms. Our family-centered services help children achieve important developmental milestones and build a solid foundation for future independence.
Aspire Living offers groundbreaking community and independent living opportunities and skill building for adults with disabilities, helping to achieve independence.
Aspire Careers offers best-in-class job training and job placement in the community for adults with disabilities and works with businesses to create inclusive workplaces.
Aspire CoffeeWorks is a social enterprise and dynamic partnership between Aspire, Metropolis Coffee Company and Canteen Vending. Adults with disabilities on the Aspire CoffeeWorks team work side-by-side with Metropolis employees to roast and ship coffee to consumers and 95+ office buildings across the country. 100% of Aspire CoffeeWorks net proceeds benefit Aspire.
Learn more at aspirechicago.com
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James Manning: loves his job and never wants to retire. Lives independently in the community. Inspires and mentors students at the Aspire Career Academy. Inspiration to us all.