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The Nature Photography class with Justine Menchetti took a trip to the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center last Thursday. They learned about different animals and their habitats - what they eat and where they live. Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc. students worked hard on taking pictures of all the sights. Afterwards, the class had a discussion and noted the cool things they had seen that day. Stay tuned for upcoming posts in which we will highlight their best pix! #autism #autismawareness #chapelhaven #happy #nature #animals #photography ... See MoreSee Less

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It's Work Place Wednesday, and we are simply wowed that Mike A. and Cailean O. have only been on their jobs at Homedepot stores for a short time, and both have already won the prestigious Homer Award through Ken's Krew! We are the first Ken's Krew site in Connecticut! Read more here: www.chapelhaven.org/2019/08/19/two-chapel-haven-adults-scoring-accolades-on-the-job-with-kens-krew/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc. Offers 3 Core Programs + Post Graduation

Welcome to the Chapel Haven Community! Here, you’ll learn about our diverse programs, the specific paths that are available to students from on-boarding and curriculum, right through to independent living and a lifetime of support.


Residential Education at Chapel Haven Schleifer Center., Inc., New Haven, Connecticut


Residential transition program with continuing lifelong supports for adults with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome and intellectual disabilities. Focus is on functional academics, life skills practice in a supported apartment setting, vibrant social recreation activities and vocational readiness. Learn More >  

Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition Program @ New Haven, Connecticut


Residential transition program for adults with Asperger Syndrome & related social disabilities; targets social communicative competency, life skills in a supported apartment setting, self determination & supports for college and vocations. The focus is to assist adults in developing independent social competencies across all settings. Learn More >

Chapel Haven West, Tuscon, Arizona


Chapel Haven West is a transition program serving adults with autism spectrum disorders and related social disabilities. Focus is on social communicative competency, taught at the University of Arizona in a credit-bearing curriculum, life skills in a supported apartment setting, self determination and supports for college and vocations. Learn More >  


After graduation, join our community!

 Transitioning your student into the real world: After graduation, join our community. Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc. is not simply a school or independent living program. We are a large and vibrant adult community offering supports for a lifetime for those who choose that route. Eighty-five percent of the families who choose Chapel Haven for a beginning away-from-home residential experience stay on after graduation and joined our Supported Living Community!

All three of our core residential programs (REACH, ASAT and Chapel Haven West) offer continuing supports after an individual has completed the residential program. We are experts at helping our adults settle into an apartment, often with other Chapel Haven graduates, find jobs, enjoy continuing social/recreation on the weekend and receive targeted life skills supports to continue with the journey to independence. In addition, Chapel Haven is available to adults outside our community who have some experience with independent living and are seeking a vibrant adult community to join, whether for day programming, enrichment classes, social recreation on the weekend or help with independent living.