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  • In 1957, sixty-seven parents of children with cognitive disabilities established the Brown County ARC (now Asprio) to help inform our community of the needs of people with cognitive disabilities and to provide educational programs for children with developmental delays.

  • In 1967, the Community Service Center was constructed serving 112 people through education and day programming for a previously unserved population.

  • In 1977, two classrooms were equipped to provide educational and therapeutic services to children under the age of three.

  • In 1981, Respite Care Services began.

  • In 1983, the Stiles facility, which provides vocational training and work contracts, was completed.

  • In 1988, Employment Services began to develop jobs for individuals served within the community.

  • In 1991, the organization was recognized by the Defense Contract Management District for contractor support of Operation Desert Storm/Shield.

  • In 1993, the organization began administering a Division of Vocational Rehabilitation school to work transition program.

  • In 1994, an expansion and renovation of the Dousman Street facility was completed. 

  • In 2003, the Board of Directors adopted a new name for the organization, ASPIRO - a Latin word which means to reach, climb towards something.

  • In 2005, Asprio was awarded the first Excellence in Business Award for a nonprofit organization by the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • In 2007, Asprio celebrated 50 years of service.

  • In 2008, Asprio received the very first American Foundation of Counseling Services's Ethics in Business Award in the non-profit category.

  • In 2008, Asprio consumers sew 4,425 black wool scarves for President Barack Obama's inauguration. 

  • In 2014, Asprio was named the lead agency in the Project SEARCH expansion to Green Bay.

  • In 2016, Aspiro led the launch of No Limits, an annual marketing campaign to change the perception of disability, encourage change and celebrate diversity.

  • In 2017, Asprio celebrates its 60th Anniversary.  Click here to see and read the 60th Anniversary scrapbook.

  • On Oct 7, 2019, Asprio announces Lincoln Burr as it's new President.  He is the 6th President in the organization's 62 year history.

  • In 2020, the Group Supported Employment and Building Full Lives programs are introduced.

  • In 2022, Aspiro adopted a new logo and tagline; 'Live Your Way'

"They (Asprio) are a lifeline.  I moved to Green Bay from a different city to be able to send my child to ASPIRO.  I'm very lucky!'

- Name X.

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