Blog Posts

08Jan 2020

Interested in Chapel Haven Schleifer Center and Chapel Haven West? Our open houses are an ideal way to learn about our REACH and Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT)/Chapel Haven West programs, along with our many day and community options. You also can tour our new campus expansion. How do I know which program is right? Our admissions process can […]

31Jul 2019

Our Healthy Cooking with Nicole series continues with an easy chicken recipe and a healthful, crunchy salad that makes a great go-with! Nicole Rainieri is a board certified holistic health counselor who teaches healthy cooking classes at Chapel Haven Schleifer Center. Our students love her recipes and enjoy learning how to cook easy but healthy and […]

06Feb 2019

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc. celebrated a “topping off” ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 5 that drew a big crowd and represents a milestone in construction of our new Schleifer Adult Independent Living (SAIL) center. Students, parents, staff and friends signed the construction beam, which was on display in our courtyard leading up to the event. At the […]

05Oct 2018

Chapel Haven’s Center for Employment Services and Opportunities (CESO) is pleased to announce a formal partnership with Ken’s Krew! This partnership can lead to multiple paid jobs in Connecticut’s Home Depot stores. Upon successful completion of training, Ken’s Krew participants will be offered 20 hours of work per week – and top-performing part-time employees may […]

25Sep 2018

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc. residents, families and community leaders gathered on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, to celebrate the most extensive campus expansion in the organization’s 46-year history. The festive event included: A ceremony and tours to celebrate the grand opening of the new residential and classroom building housing Chapel Haven’s REACH program, which helps adults […]

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), […]

08Jan 2018

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center’s 2ND ANNUAL Chapel Haven Tennis Round Robin in memory of the late Dr. Jerry Berg was a great success. Co-organizers Jerry Weil and Melissa Lawson (daughter of the late Dr. Berg) report that 36 individuals registered to play tennis, along with 20 adults from Chapel Haven and countless friends and family […]

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 […]

16Jan 2020

Tuesday was an exciting day on campus as Preston gave an interview to WTNH News Channel 8, the local ABC news affiliate. Sarah Cody and photographer Mike Piskorski spent the morning with Preston and his handler, REACH teacher Danielle Drazen. Preston showed how he helps REACH students day to day at Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, […]

08Jan 2020

The Chapel Haven Family Association is delighted to present a free Saturday workshop exploring how special needs families can access important government benefits. Join us Friday, March 13, 2020, from 10 a.m. to noon at Chapel Haven Schleifer Center Inc. for “Government Benefits and How They Can Help Special Needs Families” with noted presenter Michael […]

26Dec 2019

Congratulations to Chris Murray, a Chapel Haven community member, who was singled out by the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services for the 2019 DDS Living the Mission award! Chris came to Chapel Haven nearly 30 years ago from his home community of Manhattan, and just recently celebrated his 59th birthday. Chris is a graduate of […]