Frequently Asked Questions

Do people live at the main office?

No one lives at our main office (607 North 4th Street).  This location is comprised of our administrative offices and day programs and is open Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm.  Some of our participants live in their own homes or apartments, some live with family and some live in a shared lving environment. 

Is Aspire a state agency?

No, Aspire is not a state agency. 85% of our revenues do come from federal and state funding.

How many people does aspire provide services to?

Aspire provides services to approximately 160 participants with intellectual or developmental disabilities.


When did Aspire Start?

Aspire, originally the Aberdeen Sheltered Workshop, was started in 1960 as a place for people with disabilities to work. It became the Adjustment Training Center (ATC) in 1965 and then changed the name to Aspire, Inc. in 2010.

How many employees does Aspire have?

Aspire has 152 positions for employees.

What does aspire do?

Aspire is a non-profit agency that provides a variety of services to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  Potential services range from assisting with employment, retirement activities, wellness, or a variety of residential services.  The type of services provided depends on the wants and needs of the participant.