Blog Posts

10Jan 2014

The sound of wind chimes, the crunch, smell and taste of mint leaves, oregano, dill and rosemary, followed by colorful flag designs that fuel the imagination. These are some of the sensory pieces students and community members delight in as they negotiate an outdoor trail on horseback at Turning Point Farm in Woodbridge on Wednesday […]

17Dec 2013

Tina Menchetti offered a drumming class this fall and she had many eager takers. Students had the chance to travel to a drumming studio in the Amity section of Woodbridge, run by a program called Animal Assisted Therapy Programs, where Chapel Haven’s group learned to use drums as a way to reduce stress, enhance creativity, […]

06Nov 2013

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 […]

22Oct 2013

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 […]

18Oct 2013

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 […]