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Residential Education at
Chapel Haven

  • Intellectual & Developmental
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy



Asperger Syndrome
Adult Transition Program

  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Social Communication Disorders
  • Executive Functioning & Learning Challenges
  • Mild Autism
  • Nonverbal Learning Disorder


How We Are Different

“Chapel Haven is more than just another Asperger/Autism treatment program.”
It is a caring environment that fosters community and kindness. Within this supportive and positive environment, our nurturing staff uses state-of-the-art teaching methodologies that build strong capabilities, confidence, and independence.

“Chapel Haven changed my life.  I was overwhelmed and never thought that I could be successful in life.  Luckily the amazing folks at Chapel Haven proved me wrong!”

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What’s New at Chapel Haven?

CH Courtyard

Our Location

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Chapel Haven Schleifer Center Inc. is celebrating 50 years of excellence in empowering adults of varying abilities to live independent and self-determined lives.

What Parents Say About CHSC

Josephine Mwaka Mwambazi and Family

“We have seen impressive personal development in Margaret, particularly her ability to independently shop at the supermarket and to make her own orders using Amazon online. This is a true testament of how the CHSC REACH program is contributing to her independent living goal.”

Diane Shah, Westport, CT

“Our daughter is learning to live independently but within the safety of the Chapel Haven campus. As her family, we are grateful for the peace of mind we have because she is at Chapel Haven and we look forward to her continued growth and happiness in the years to come.”

John Workman, parent

“Our family searched in several states to find a place for our son, without success. Before we knew it, he was an older adult still living with us at home. And he wasn’t making much progress. Then we found Chapel Haven’s REACH program — and he loved it. Our family is grateful to the entire CHSC staff for their depth of expertise, genuine humanity, and professionalism.”

Diane Boekman, parent

“I like the New Haven location because it is a small city with all that has to offer. Public transportation, colleges / universities, a library, houses of worship, cultural events, museums, shopping. All right there!”

Ellen Keane, ASAT parent

“Chapel Haven taught my son how to live his own independent and productive life, developing the confidence and providing the experience he lacked. He needed the opportunities, curriculum and community to develop his personal skills. He now has his own apartment in New Haven and has maturity that would have seemed impossible before he enrolled.”

Jane Connors and Family, Fairfield, CT

We were looking for a program where Luke would be happy and thrive. Boy did we ever luck out with Chapel Haven. He has friends, work, continuing education and recreational activities on the weekends. Chapel Haven has enabled him to live life to the fullest.”

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center

Universal Expedition – Israel 2023


A delegation of 29, including CHSC adults, parents, staff and leadership of Accessibility Accelerator, traveled to Israel April 26 – May 5, 2023 to further our shared commitment to universal accessibility!  … Read More