Aspire Wire - AUGUST 2019
What's Happening at MGH Aspire
  • MGH Aspire fall programs are accepting applications. To download an application form, follow this link.
  • Application deadline for Child and Teen & Adult programs is August 31st.
  • Application deadline for MGH Aspire Works is August 23rd.
By Janice Moore, M.S., CRC

This month's featured article discusses the importance of taking risks, often a necessary experience when building self-awareness. We encourage MGH Aspire Works participants to consider whether the reward is worth the inherent risk, and how to manage that decision making process. To read the complete article, follow this link .
Our new line-up of fall 2019 special events is now listed on our website. From murder mystery parties to gaming groups, we have fall events for participants of all ages. Beginning in mid-September, these fun get-togethers, are open to new and current participants. Returning participants should call 781-860-1900 to register. New participants must submit a special event application .
MGH Aspire's adventure camp participants have been having a wonderfully fun and exciting summer at Hale Reservation. Campers have enjoyed weekly activities like boating, music and archery, as well as special guest visits from Farm Babies and Curious Creatures.
Our end-of-camp celebrations with parents and caregivers take place next week! To see pictures from summer camp, follow this link .
Our teen and young adult Explorations participants have been busy this summer with weekly excursions and field trips. The groups, based in Newton and Charlestown, have visited popular sites in Boston, the campus at U.Mass Lowell, and enjoyed weekly activities together like cooking and boating. Group members have experienced managing budgets, taking public transportation and making collaborative decisions together as a group. To see pictures from Explorations, follow this link .
The Massachusetts General Hospital is conducting a study that uses an MRI to look at brain structure and function in adults, ages 18-40, with and without autism spectrum disorder. The study involves a screening visit at the Lurie Center for Autism, as well as a training and 1-2 scan visits at the MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. For additional information about study requirements and study procedures, contact the Lurie Center research staff at 781-860-1711 or  LurieCenterResearch@partners.org .