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Chapel Haven Community Member Organizes His Own Seder

A big congratulations to Chapel Haven Community Member Sam Shwartz, who hosted his own Seder in his apartment at Chapel Haven. Sam hosted a Passover Seder for 13 friends. The conversation was brisk, the laughs were plenty and they ate … Continue reading

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Chapel Haven’s Diana Bilezikian publishes handy guide!

Chapel Haven has an author in the house! Diana Bilezikian, a graduate of Scarsdale High School and a longtime Chapel Haven community member, is the author of the just-published book, “Dear Diana…Diana’s Guide to Independent Living – For Adolescents and … Continue reading

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Chapel Haven joins Yale University in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day

Chapel Haven students and community members collaborated with students from Yale University to create artwork together in advance of World Autism Awareness Day. All the art supplies were donated by Yale. The resulting artwork will be displayed April 2, in … Continue reading

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Chapel Haven receives iPads courtesy of New England Chapter of Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, distributed 19 iPads to organizations who serve the needs of adults on the autism spectrum throughout parts of New England, including Chapel Haven. Thanks to a generous donation from the … Continue reading

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Project Search 2014

Project SEARCH has just begun its second year! Community Members from various Chapel Haven programs independently travel to Yale New Haven Hospital five days a week where they participate in vocationally-oriented classroom instruction followed by a 5-hour-a-day internship in one … Continue reading

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‘Sensory trail’ on Horseback Brings out the Best in Chapel Haven Riders

The sound of wind chimes, the crunch, smell and taste of mint leaves, oregano, dill and rosemary, followed by colorful flag designs that fuel the imagination. These are some of the sensory pieces students and community members delight in as … Continue reading

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ASAT announces winter courses

The Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT) Program at Chapel Haven provides an array of services to support individuals with Asperger’s and related diagnoses to live increasingly independent and productive lives. One component is our adult education program, which offers a … Continue reading

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Chapel Haven plans ski trip to Crested Butte in March

For the second consecutive year, Chapel Haven’s Recreation Program is organizing a skip trip for students and community members to beautiful Crested Butte, CO.   Chapel Haven’s community is invited to spend March 8-13, 2014 hitting the slopes. Each participant … Continue reading

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Drumming class culminates in joyful concert!

Tina Menchetti offered a drumming class this fall and she had many eager takers. Students had the chance to travel to a drumming studio in the Amity section of Woodbridge, run by a program called Animal Assisted Therapy Programs, where … Continue reading

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Check out the video: ASAT students make beautiful music!

Several female students and graduates of Chapel Haven’s Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition Program were busy last fall writing their own songs through an innovative “class” offered by the Neighborhood Music School. Entitled, “NoteAble Women,” the program gave each individual the … Continue reading

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