It’s graduation time at Chapel Haven.

Chapel  Haven’s three core residential programs will have commencement ceremonies in the next week, celebrating 30 students across the board who now are ready for productive, independent lives.

Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT) Program

On Saturday, June 15, seven students will graduate from the Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT) Program during a ceremony at 11 a.m. at Chapel Haven, New Haven, CT.

Chapel Haven’s Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT) program is a residentially based, two-year program that provides an individualized core curriculum
focusing on Social Communicative Competencies for adults. The program equips students with a broad repertoire of social competency and adaptive skills across multiple settings and with diverse populations while also helping with life skills, college and employment.

Saturday’s graduation will celebrate the milestones of students who are pursuing college,
working in career-related jobs and preparing to move into satisfying adult life.

Chapel Haven West

Also on Saturday, June 15, 2013, Chapel Haven West will hold its graduation
ceremony 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the University of Arizona Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Building, 1131 E. 2nd St., Tucson, AZ. Along with remarks by Director Ken Hosto, students and alums, the keynote speaker will be Dr. Stephanie MacFarland, Director of Teacher Preparation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities at the University of Arizona.

Chapel Haven West in Tucson, AZ serves adults with autism spectrum disorders and related social disabilities in the areas of life skills, education, employment and
recreation programs. Students live apartment-style within walking distance of
the University of Arizona. They attend classes and have access to University facilities, including the state-of-the-art Disability Resource Center and SALT Center. University faculty and graduate interns in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department assist staff and serve as mentors to our students in a college setting.

To read more about the commencement, click here.

REACH program

On Friday, June 21, 2013 at 11 a .m., 15 students enrolled in Chapel Haven’s REACH program will mark a major milestone as they celebrate their graduation and hear keynote remarks from Jenny Kowitt.

In the traditional REACH (Residential Education at Chapel Haven) program, adults 18+ with mild developmental disabilities and autism live apartment-style in an intensive 24-month Residential Life Skills program on the Chapel Haven campus. They learn to negotiate all aspects of independent living while enjoying a state approved education program and a nationally accredited transitional living program. Upon graduation, they may choose to continue living in the area and receive continued supports from Chapel Haven.

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