Chapel Haven is an award-winning, nationally accredited school and transition program serving 250-plus adults with a variety of abilities and needs.

Chapel Haven occupies a flourishing campus at 1040 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, CT, and a satellite campus in Tucson, AZ called Chapel Haven West. We are underway with a multi-year, multi-million-dollar campus expansion that will result in a new REACH residential building (online by July 2018), a new Welcome Center, creation of a new “outdoor living room” courtyard,  an aging services facility that will allow our adults to “age in place” in a community they call home and a new home for the ASAT program.

This is an exciting time to consider Chapel Haven and we urge families to call us now and begin the application process in time for a timely enrollment decision.

Families are invited to call our Admissions Office at (203) 397-1714, ext. 185, or to email us with questions at

Chapel Haven has three core residential/day programs for families to consider. We also are the program of choice for older adults who require a wide range of services to maintain a happy and independent adult life.

Our Three Core Programs

The REACH program (Residential Education at Chapel Haven), based in New Haven, Conn., serves adults 18+ with mild developmental disabilities and autism. Our adults learn to 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. Chapel Haven also offers classes, social communication therapy and supported living services for families living within the New Haven area. Information about extended services provided by Chapel Haven available upon request.

Chapel Haven Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition Program (ASAT)

The Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition Program (ASAT), based in New Haven, Conn., serves adults 18 years of age and older with autism spectrum disorders and related social disabilities who are motivated to gain independence.

Chapel Haven’s ASAT program is highly individualized and can be tailored to each individual’s needs.

The ASAT Program offers a wide range of services to adults. They include:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Social Recreation
  • Social Communication Therapy
  • Independent Living
  • Employment Services
  • College Supports

Our curriculum is divided into four major domains:

  • Social communicative competency –learning to maintain relationships, problem-solve social communication breakdowns and consider the perspective of others.
  • Self-determination – learning to set goals, regulate emotions, self-advocate
  • Independent living – life skills, apartment living, managing a budget, mobility
  • Career and college supports

Chapel Haven West

Chapel Haven West opened in 2008 in Tucson, AZ and provides residential transition and lifelong supports for adults 18+ with autism spectrum disorders and related social disabilities. The program is a satellite of Chapel Haven, Inc., in New Haven, Conn.

Chapel Haven West focuses in four key areas: independent living, self-determination, college/vocation and social communication skills. Students live in an apartment complex within walking distance a few blocks from the University of Arizona. They learn apartment management skills along with cooking, budgeting, grocery shopping and doing laundry. The program’s close proximity to the University of Arizona provides a rich array of benefits for Chapel Haven West students, including classes, involvement in the university’s state-of-the-art SALT Center and job shadowing opportunities.

Chapel Haven West also offers classes, social communication therapy and supported living services for families living within the Tucson area.

How to Apply

Applying is easy using our Online Application. We encourage families to apply online as it simplifies submission and provides parents with a tool for tracking online the status of their admission after their application has been submitted. A non-refundable fee of $50 must be submitted with each application.

Create an Online Application

To begin the Online Application process, Create an Account. Then log in to your account and Create A New Student Application for your child. You will then have the flexibility to log in and out of your account and access your open application.

After submitting the application, you will be able to track online your admissions status at the school by logging in to your account. There you will be able to monitor when the school receives supplemental application forms and, if necessary, reprint the supplemental forms.

Request More Information

Should you desire more information than is available on our website, please Request More Information and our Admissions Office will contact you.

We Look Forward to Meeting You

If you have not already done so, please consider making an appointment to visit. We would very much like to meet you and encourage you to tour our school and campus. Please also check our website and social media for open houses. An open house is a great way to learn about all that Chapel Haven has to offer.
We appreciate your interest and hope to assist you any way we can. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 203-397-1714, Ext. 185