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UARTS Chapel Haven to hold May 5 Open House

UArts Chapel Haven  will hold an open house on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 5-7 p.m. Visit this pioneering artisan workshop and training program at Chapel Haven’s new satellite location, 335 Washington Avenue, North Haven.

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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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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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Chapel Haven West graduation prepares graduates for the real world

With the diagnosis of autism on the rise, the commencement ceremony for Chapel Haven West, set for Saturday, June 15, 2013, takes on new meaning. In the face of new studies predicting that 1 in 88 children will be born … Continue reading

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