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Several female students and graduates of Chapel Haven’s Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition Program were busy last fall writing their own songs through an innovative “class” offered by the Neighborhood Music School. Entitled, “NoteAble Women,” the program gave each individual the chance to create an original song with help from the school’s renowned music faculty. David […]

Chapel Haven’s new class, “The Weigh to Live,” in partnership with the Cornell-Scott Hill Health Center, is not only resulting in significant weight loss for clients, it’s also gaining media attention. First,  News Channel 8 came to campus and filmed the class for an Oct. 22 feature  on their evening broadcast. Among students interviewed, Rose […]

The transition from high school to college is tricky for most students, and for those on the Autism Spectrum, there are added and unique challenges. But the college environment in many ways is also ideal for those on the spectrum, because of factors like scheduling flexibility, more choices and a diverse student population that may […]

First-year Yale medical students spent today touring Chapel Haven’s campus, meeting students and community members and learning more about the agency’s track record in serving adults with a variety of disabilities. Along the way, the students, who are all new to New Haven, received some travel training from Chapel Haven community member John Orr, who […]

A family who toured Chapel Haven recently was enamored with Chapel Haven’s Jewish Student organization and wrote a blog post about it. Click here to read the story. Thank you to Betty Ross and her daughter, Ilyse, for the story and for visiting us! The Jewish Students Organization – unique to Chapel Haven – falls […]

Chapel Haven is proud to be an inaugural winner of AFAA Applauds, a national initiative recognizing innovative, high-quality support programs for adults living with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Check out our video! Share This:

The transition from high school to college is tricky for most students, and for those on the Autism Spectrum, there are added and unique challenges. But the college environment in many ways is also ideal for those on the spectrum, because of factors like scheduling flexibility, more choices and a diverse student population that may […]

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, […]