Aspire’s mission is to support the successes of children and adults with developmental disabilities, strengthen their families and build embracing communities.
When all of us are united, and when we promote and demonstrate a way of living that welcomes and celebrates inclusion, all of us are better and stronger for it. At Aspire, this is not a goal or a dream, but a belief we live out every day.
Aspire was founded in 1960 and is recognized throughout Illinois as a leader in providing bold, pioneering and uncompromising services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, their families and the Chicagoland community.
We are one of the most innovative human service non-profits in the Midwest with an incredibly talented and dedicated team of more than 200 that serves nearly 1,000 kids and adults every year.
We are not only passionate about what we do, but perhaps more importantly, how we do it. We are here to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of the children, adults and families we touch, as well as in all facets of the community. We are focused, we are driven and we are confident in the services, programs, opportunities and partnerships we have to offer. This is our life’s work and we are proud of what we do.
Whether you’re looking for help for yourself or someone you love, or looking to make a difference in the community, welcome to Aspire.