a community where people of all abilities live, learn, and grow together.
Aspire serves more than 1,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in the Chicagoland area. From its inception over 50 years ago, Aspire has pushed the boundaries of what is possible for people with disabilities. Today, we continue to promote models of inclusion ahead of society’s expectations. Through partnerships with companies such as Walgreens and OfficeMax, we are creating new, innovative enterprises that open up possibilities and support people with disabilities in achieving them.
Aspire Living includes an array of housing options and life skills training that help adults achieve new levels of independence and active participation in their community.
Aspire Careers offers a variety of employment services that assist people with disabilities in building skills and working within their community.
Aspire Kids assists children with developmental delays and disabilities through pediatric therapies, educational and inclusion services, and family support. Our family-centered services help children reach important developmental milestones and build a solid foundation for future independence.
Aspire Coffeeworks is a partnership with Metropolis Coffee Company, one of the nation's top artisan coffee roasters. We offer craft-roasted coffees while opening new horizons for people with disabilities. 100% of Aspire CoffeeWorks' net proceeds benefit our life-changing programs for people with disabilities.