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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 […]

Chapel Haven’s REACH program offers a summer residential program to give young adults (18+) experience in building independence. Many families have found the REACH summer program an ideal  stepping stone toward independent living for individuals with developmental or autism spectrum disabilities. Chapel Haven’s REACH program focuses on life skills, functional academics, recreational/social development and early […]

Chapel Haven students and community members had works of art on display at the Mitchell Library branch at 37 Harrison Street in Westville through the month of July. The exhibit stemmed from collaboration between Chapel Haven and the education department of the Yale Center for British Art that began in January 2010. Tina Menchetti, Chapel […]