Blog Posts

09Feb 2018

Founded in 1972, Chapel Haven empowers adults with developmental and social disabilities to live independent and self-determined lives. Visit us in 2018 and get your application in for enrollment in a newly renovated campus! Our open houses are an ideal time to learn more about our programs and services, including overviews and tours of the […]

05Feb 2018

It was standing room only on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, as Chapel Haven cut the ribbon on the newly constructed Welcome Center. Featured speakers included Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, State Sen. Richard Blumenthal, State Representative Patricia Dillon, and Mayor Toni Harp. Also on the speaking program:  Alderman Richard Furlow, Diana Davis Spencer (mother of Kimberly LaManna), […]

04Dec 2017

Students enrolled in Chapel Haven’s ASAT program will enjoy an expanded college-level class in social communication starting at Southern Connecticut State University in the spring of 2018. For four years, Chapel Haven has collaborated with Southern CT State University’s Department of Communication Disorders to make the class available and meaningful for both university and ASAT […]

13Nov 2017

Chapel Haven drew more than 200 families and friends at its September 15 groundbreaking, celebrating a new chapter in Chapel Haven’s storied history. Chapel Haven is underway with a multi-year campus expansion, with the ultimate goal of providing lifelong services to adults with social and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1972, Chapel Haven empowers 250 adults […]

26Jul 2017

Chapel Haven is an award-winning, nationally accredited school and transition program serving 250-plus adults with a variety of abilities and needs. Chapel Haven occupies a flourishing campus at 1040 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, CT, and a satellite campus in Tucson, AZ called Chapel Haven West. We are underway with a multi-year, multi-million-dollar campus expansion […]

26Jul 2017

Chapel Haven Changes Lives is a new weekly feature that shines a spotlight on our wonderful students and community members as they talk about how independent living has changed their lives. Today, we’re talking to Shawn F. Shawn came to Chapel Haven 20 years ago from her hometown of Westchester, NY, and she admits, it […]

27Jun 2017

Chapel Haven’s PAVE program at Yale-New Haven Hospital has won some wonderful press coverage. Both the New Haven Register and News Channel 8 did stories on the graduation ceremony, which took place June 15 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Click here to read coverage in the New Haven Register. To see a story that aired on […]

24Feb 2017

A residential student at Chapel Haven West was interviewed by the local NBC TV news affiliate, KVOA, regarding a new way to detect autism in high-risk infants. Thomas Sheliga, who hails from Houston, TX, did a great job sharing his opinion on the importance of early detection. Here’s the news clip: New study finds method […]

28Feb 2018

Chapel Haven is delighted to welcome our new Café Operations Manager and Culinary Instructor, Joanne Heller, and our new Supervisor of Recreation, EmilyAnne Westman. Joanne brings more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant and food service industry to her new post at Chapel Haven. In addition to her culinary education and experience, she also studied […]

14Feb 2018

Yale University seniors who are enrolled in Dr. Fred Volkmar’s “Autism and Related Disorders” seminar and practicum at Yale University are gaining valuable experience volunteering in Chapel Haven’s Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT) program. Twelve seniors from Yale have begun their internships at Chapel Haven, according to Gina Apicella, Supervisor of ASAT, and will serve […]

13Feb 2018

Webinar: Friday, April 6, 2018 at 9 a.m.: Peer-to-Peer Relationships As a psychologist that has worked with Chapel Haven adults for nearly ten years, Dr. Douglas Rau will discuss some of the common themes in Chapel Haven adults’ peer-to-peer relationships. He will also provide tips to parents who want to help guide their adults’ navigation […]