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Next Fall Open House Coming Up Oct. 28

Our September 12 Open House was a great success! Families enjoyed a light breakfast, a program overview, a campus tour and the chance to meet and talk to students and staff. If you missed it, and want to learn more … 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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Chapel Haven in Huffington Post

Chapel Haven received national exposure when the Huffington Post published a multi-part series about Chapel Haven parent Diana Davis Spencer and her passion for entrepreneurship. Ms. Spencer is the mother of Chapel Haven community member Kim LaManna. She manages the Diana … Continue reading

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Chapel Haven helps Asperger program flourish in Bucks County, PA

Chapel Haven recently helped the Family Service Association of Bucks County, in Langhorne, PA, expand a new program for adults with Asperger Syndrome. A consulting team from Chapel Haven, which included Michael Storz, President, and Virginia Hodge, Chapel Haven’s Vice … Continue reading

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Chapel Haven’s Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition Program Grooms Young People for Employment

When the staff at Chapel Haven needs an IT guy to troubleshoot a computer problem, they don’t have far to go. “If there’s an emergency, I’m just up the street,” said Josh Liebeskind, a 2010 graduate of Chapel Haven’s Asperger … Continue reading

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