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Application Financial Aid and Admissions Process



PLEASE NOTE: Aspire's spring cycle has already started. We are currently accepting appliations for Aspire summer programs. Please complete all steps below as appropriate:

Step 1 ›Program Selection Sheet

Step 2 › Application Form:  Select appropriate form. Please include copies of evaluations and assessments as listed in the application form

  1. Standard application (all programs except internship and college mentorship programs)
  2. Internship program application
  3. Mentorship program application

Step 3 › Supplements: The following programs additionally request a supplemental application. Career Development Summer 2014 | Explorations Summer 2014

Step 4 › Application fee (75.00) . The application fee is valid for any applications submitted between September and August of each year.


Financial Aid


Financial Aid is available to families that qualify, is processed in the order in which it was received and is awarded based on our availability of resources. Candidates must be accepted into our camp in order to be eligible to receive financial assistance.

Financial aid applications may be submitted at the same time as the Aspire program application. Note that Aspire raises all of financial aid funds through fundraising activities and do not always have the funds available for everyone that may apply.

Financial Aid Application (pdf)

Admissions Process

After the complete application materials are received, candidates who may be a fit for the program will be scheduled for an intake interview. If the candidate is clearly not a fit we will contact the family as soon as possible. At the interview parents will meet with staff to discuss in more detail the goals for their children. The children gather together with other applicants and engage in fun activities led by Aspire staff.

Aspire takes pride in its careful placement of participants into groups with peers that are well‐matched for each other. Criteria include: age, interests, communication style, and level of self‐awareness. We also value continuity.  Returning families are, therefore, given priority review as long as they apply on a timely basis.

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My son has made more progress this summer than he made in the last year with all the various therapies he was in.  Everyday at pickup my son is proud of himself and talks about his day, his friends, his accomplishments, even his meltdowns and how they affected his team.  That is worth every inconvenience, cost, and travel distance - what your team is doing is amazing and these are the years of my son's life that will forever alter his path.  Thank you.  N.