About Us

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Aspire has grown from a small gathering of dedicated parents and professionals with a vision to a large, busy charitable organization offering evidenced-based programs and services that are family-centered.

Today, Aspire staff visit families in their homes, provide assessment and intervention services, consult for children in the school systems, work closely with other community providers and agencies and provide training to teachers and Educational Assistants in schools all over Western Canada.

By working together to discover potential Aspire Special Need Resource Centre encompasses the big picture for the best outcome. Being a parent of a child with special needs can feel helpless and uncertain. We are here to provide hope.

Mission

A charitable organization providing hope to children with special needs, the families who love them and the communities that care for them.

Vision

Working together to discover potential.

History

We were born from the concern, compassion and commitment of a group of parents and professionals who refused to believe that their special children couldn’t have their needs better served and their potential more effectively reached.

From our earliest days gathered at a kitchen table, we have been driven by passion, vision and a belief that, for advancement to occur in the service delivery for children with special needs, change has to be embedded in our very approach to doing business.

We believe that every child is an individual and that innovation and integration is integral to service delivery. We believe that families are the foundation stone of all thriving children and we invest our energy and passion in supporting the entire family unit.

We believe that, just as children aren’t one dimensional, neither are their needs and, as such, we view each case through a holistic lens. Just as community teamwork brought us together, so too does teamwork now define our approach to care. From a small, passionate group to a large, busy organization, we foster and honour the relationships that give us strength, fuel our optimism and move us forward.

Our Values

Professional

Our staff are among some of the best trained in their fields of expertise. We strive to stay on the leading edge of innovative practices to ensure our children always receive the best support we can provide.

Compassionate

We understand what it is like to feel alone and uncertain of where to turn for support and assistance. We respect and honor the journey of each child and family. We approach all aspects of our services with gentleness and care.

Optimistic

Addressing challenges early gives each child we work with the capacity to reach their full potential when nurtured in an integrated and supportive environment. It is that potential that fills us with optimism and drives us to success every day.

Integrated

We believe in the importance of considering the ‘whole’ child, so we offer a fully integrated approach to assessment, intervention, and education. By combining all of our professionals under one roof, the child is relieved of the anxiety of strange people in strange places, and parents are relieved of having to coordinate information and appointments with professionals in different locations.