On April 4, 2019, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) kicks off Autism Awareness Month with its 19th annual Aspire Spring Gala at Four Seasons Hotel Boston. Aspire helps children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder and related profiles develop the skills necessary to be successful in their communities and workplaces.
With the theme, “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words,” this year’s gala focuses on the many different ways in which moments and people matter to the Aspire participants. Whether it be their teacher, a friend, or a special moment in time, each story is unique and inspiring, showing the great impact the Aspire program has not only on the participants, but on the community as well.
Last year’s event raised more than $2.6 million and enabled Aspire to expand its internship program, provide financial aid to participants in need, and launch new programs to support young people on the autism spectrum.