ASAT’s classrooms and kitchen have received a much-needed makeover and staff and students are giving the new suite high marks.

“It’s nice to be in a clean space that feels like a learning environment,” said Dana Skawinski, Special Education Teacher in the ASAT Program. “Everything is bright – it’s like a whole new feeling.”

First-year ASAT student Dason said the newly renoved space offers “plenty of desk space. The technology is all set up and working great. Everything is easy to navigate.”

The $140,000 makeover included a remodel of the kitchen and renovations to combine three smaller classrooms into two larger ones.

The work has delivered:

·      Two large classrooms outfitted with new tables, chairs, new magnetic white boards, new flooring and ceiling and window treatments

·      A more spacious, ADA compliant kitchen with new appliances, LED lighting, new countertops and a passthrough window into the classroom that makes it easier to observe cooking instruction and share meals

·      A refresh of the community lounge used by many in our community

Sarah Davison, Speech-Language Pathologist for ASAT, said, “The renovated classroom spaces at ASAT impacts the students’ learning in positive ways. Our bright, cheerful and updated spaces improve socialization, there is more room for active lessons and social events, and the environment promotes language development and overall learning.”

Chapel Haven’s ASAT (Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition) Program helps adults gain productive, self-determine lives. Learn more about ASAT here