Our Community Outreach program offers a menu of services available to both our graduating residential students, and adults living within the Greater New Haven area who can benefit independently from our services. The ASAT Community Outreach Program provides supports where appropriate for employment/college, recreation and leisure. Continued social communication intervention, as well as job development services, are also available to those in the ASAT Community Outreach Program. Generally, as a participant settles into community life, these services decrease.
Chapel Haven’s Independent Living Services center on the assignment of a Community Advisor skills who will help both our residential graduates and community members outside of our community learn about independent living. The Community Advisor helps with skills such as: cooking, cleaning, shopping and budgeting.
We also help our adults with learning how to navigate outside resources such as medical services, laundry and dry cleaning, and community recreation. Learning how to develop a network of support which may include family, friends, and professionals
Chapel Haven’s ASAT program is highly skilled in helping adults succeed in college. Our services include:
Some clients enroll in ASAT just for help with college success. Others choose to also access our help with Life Skills, Social Communication, Weekend Social Recreation and other key areas of our community.
Chapel Haven works closely with outside agencies for job development services and supports with facilitating and monitoring appointments and progress. A Community Advisor from Chapel Haven is available to assist individuals with resources in the community such as BRS (Bureau for Rehabilitative Services), how to conduct a quality job search and help in meeting competitive employment goals.
A new Center for Employment Services and Opportunities at Chapel Haven is also helping ASAT individuals gain competitive employment matched to their areas of interest.
The ASAT program offers a range of social activities on evenings and weekends that individuals living within Greater New Haven can enjoy. All activities are client-directed. Some are chaparoned by staff, others are independent. Weekend recreation involves a monthly membership fee and costs associated with each trip. To learn more, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing social communication therapy is available to adults living within our geographic area who are not residential students of ASAT Individual and group intervention sessions are offered, with group programming dependent on the availability of appropriate group members. Assistance with planning and scheduling of social activities is also available. In addition to direct, regularly scheduled intervention, a speech-language pathologist is able to provide intermittent consultative services to address communication needs in educational, work or other specific environments.
Chapel Haven’s ASAT program also offers Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) sessions with our Cognitive Behavioral Therapist to adults living within our area. Applicants may meet with the Cognitive Behavioral Therapist on a regular basis or can schedule appointments on an as needed basis. The CBT Process involves targeting specific problems and developing a treatment plan.
Some areas the CBT may address include: