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Rabbi Hesch Sommer of Jewish Family Service stood at the white board in Chapel Haven’s library, posing a question to students and community members: “You just got back from break. Did your Jewishness go on vacation?” For student Andy Hausler, who led a Shabbat service on a cruise, and Liora Steinschriber, who led two shabbatons […]

By 10 a.m. on a Thursday, Kristina Spero’s apartment is filled with the delectable aroma of coconut rice with cinnamon stick and lime zest, roasted zucchini and mocha chip muffins. Kristina, a graduate of Chapel Haven’s REACH program who is currently enrolled in the SAIL program, makes her way in the kitchen confidently, slicing, dicing, […]

Programs in CA, CT, NJ, NY Selected as National Models NEW YORK, NY. (January 29, 2013) – Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA) has selected the inaugural winners of AFAA Applauds, a national initiative recognizing innovative, high-quality support programs for adults living with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). AFAA will promote the winning programs as […]

Chapel Haven received national exposure when the Huffington Post published a multi-part series about Chapel Haven parent Diana Davis Spencer and her passion for entrepreneurship. Ms. Spencer is the mother of Chapel Haven community member Kim LaManna. She manages the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, which fosters entrepreneurship education and other social enterprises for underserved youth. Her work […]

Chapel Haven recently helped the Family Service Association of Bucks County, in Langhorne, PA, expand a new program for adults with Asperger Syndrome. A consulting team from Chapel Haven, which included Michael Storz, President, and Virginia Hodge, Chapel Haven’s Vice President of Autism Spectrum Programs, spent a year helping the agency understand the “intricate nature […]

Carolyn Gorman, coordinator of post secondary and career education for the Aspeger Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT) program, offered a class this fall that turned out to be one of the most popular career classes for students. Entitled “Tales from the Trenches,” this Wednesday afternoon class brought guest speakers into the classroom to talk about their […]

Allison Haines has dreamed of being a photographer and having her own business since she was in middle school, growing up in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Now, at age 27, Allison, a REACH graduate who is part of Chapel Haven’s Supported Living community, will have her work seen by hundreds of people. Her beautiful photograph of […]

On April 27, Chapel Haven hosted a 40th anniversary gala attended by 450 families at Woodwinds in Branford, CT. “It was truly an honor to dedicate the evening to the success of the men and women of Chapel Haven,” said President Michael Storz. “Chapel Haven began when two Maplebrook School families pooled their resources and […]