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ASPIRE at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center

ASPIRE enables adults with intellectual disabilities to achieve their greatest potential.

The mission of ASPIRE is to promote independence and expand opportunities for adults with disabilities through individualized goals, meaningful activities and community integration, and to promote enjoyment of the process.

Trained, caring staff members assist each client in setting and reaching personal goals for independence. Among the benefits of ASPIRE are:

ASPIRE client & mom for Mother's Day

  • Activities based on individual abilities and interests that enhance motivation, creative expression, and self-esteem
  • Medical supervision and access to on-site physical, occupational, and speech-language therapies and audiology services
  • Daily interaction with friends and staff members
  • Opportunities to explore hobbies and special interests through educational programs, community participation, and fitness and recreation activities
  • Wholesome and appropriate nutrition
  • Dignified assistance and instruction in feeding, bathing, toileting, dressing, and other activities of daily living

ASPIRE computer user

Our qualified staff serves approximately 50 individuals each weekday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  ASPIRE participants reside in an Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center group home or are Medicaid Waiver clients served by our Community Living Services.  ASPIRE serves only individuals who already receive other services in ESRC programs. 

Transportation is provided by the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center Transportation Department.

Some activities offered at the Aspire Day Program include: 

  • Music with Boom Squad
  • Community outings (at least once per quarter)
  • Church services
  • Monthly recycling at Wesselman Park
  • Music therapy (provided by UE music students)
  • Music time (with Troy Miller, local musician)
  • Reading activities with EvansvilleVanderburgh PublicLibrary
  • Reading activities with Willard Library
  • Karaoke participation (Provided by Alan andDixie)
  • Dance activities with Rawhide and Ruffles Dance Club
  • Opportunities for family connections (Mother's Day Luncheon, 4th of July Cookout, Thanksgiving Luncheon)

The ASPIRE staff believes in giving individuals the opportunity to express interest in the activities in which they participate.  A Volunteer Committee of 10 ASPIRE participants meets with the activity director on the first Thursday of each month to discuss the activity schedule for the upcoming month.  The activity director utilizes committee members' ideas to develop the schedule, which is posted in the ASPIRE area and sent to the participants at home, as well as to parents and guardians. 

For more information about the Aspire Day Program please contact us online or call Julie Waters at 812-479-1411.

Updates for ASPIRE Adult Day Services

Annual Mother's Day luncheon combines food, fun & family time.

Alcoa Volunteers build a brighter future for adults with disabilities.

Expanded programming enables clients to get involved in community.

Attainment Workstation is Fun, Helpful Addition to Adult Day Services.

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