What is Aspirations?
This program is designed to give young adults and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) the opportunity to discuss their own vocational and social experiences in a small group setting and be guided in ways of how to improve their skills in these areas. Group leaders, familiar with Autism Spectrum Disorders facilitate an atmosphere of acceptance and friendship. Developing self-awareness, social insight and independence are central themes of Aspirations.
Aspirations is a social and vocational skills support group for high functioning young adults (13-30 years) on the autism spectrum. Aspirations is designed to provide the opportunity to discuss and learn about social and vocational experiences in a small group setting of maybe six or seven other individuals. Two experienced group leaders facilitate an atmosphere of acceptance and support as participants develop self-awareness, social insight, and vocational success strategies. Aspirations also provides an opportunity for group members to meet others on the autism spectrum and gain support and understanding from one another. Participants are encouraged to develop friendships with other group members.
Jeffrey Siegel-Program Director