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British-style “tea party” celebrates Chapel Haven’s unique partnership with Yale Center for British Art

Chapel Haven students and community members enjoyed a unique, British “tea party” last week with the help of docents and staff from the world-renowned Yale Center for British Art. Click here to read a story in the New Haven Register … Continue reading

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Special Olympics Bowling Holiday Classic Draws 85 participants!

Chapel Haven had a huge turnout this weekend for the Special Olympics Bowling Holiday Classic at the Milford AMF Lanes. Chapel Haven Rec Supervisor Michael Verzella reports 85 people bowled, both residential students and community members. Chapel Haven participated in both the … Continue reading

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Open houses continue to draw interested families, next up is Dec. 6

Our October 28 Open House was a great success! Families enjoyed a light dinner, campus tours and the chance to meet and talk to students and staff. They also had the chance to visit our information booths and talk to … Continue reading

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UARTS Chapel Haven rolls out at North Haven site

Chapel Haven is delighted to launch UARTS- Chapel Haven, a new program made possible by a grant from the CT Office of the Arts and Department of Economic Development. Four days a week, 10 Chapel Haven community members are developing … Continue reading

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The 2014 Bowl-a-thon was fun and raised a lot of money!

Chapel Haven’s 10th annual Bowl-a-thon raised a record amount of money – in excess of $41,000 – and drew participation from 140 bowlers. Mike Verzella, supervisor of recreation and the key organizer behind this popular event, said he is grateful … Continue reading

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Chapel Haven’s Founders Nurtured a Dream of Independence 42 years ago

Never underestimate the power of determined parents. That is the lesson behind the founding of Chapel Haven, which started as the dream of a group of parents celebrating their kids’ graduation from Maplebrook School in Amenia, NY in the early … Continue reading

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Artist of the Month and Museum Fun at Chapel Haven

Congratulations to Barbara Doherty, who has been named Chapel Haven’s Artist of the Month because she showed great determination in creating 200 key chains to give to guests at her sister Maureen’s wedding this summer. Barbara and Maureen designed the … Continue reading

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Chapel Haven On Hand for Gov. Malloy’s Bill Signing Supporting Increased Employment Opportunities

Chapel Haven was pleased to be on hand with the Connecticut Community Providers Association (CCPA) when Governor Dannel Malloy and the General Assembly passed and signed a bill that will expand job opportunities for individuals with disabilities and economic disadvantages. … 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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‘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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