Residential students enjoy a classic apartment atmosphere in the new residence. The Residence includes:
The REACH residential program is staffed around the clock, including awake-overnight staffing.
The new project was designed by the S/L/A/M Collaborative. The SLAM team consulted with Chapel Haven adults, parents, staff, autistic spectrum consultants, and similar organizations to incorporate knowledge of our population into specific elements that have strengthened the resulting design, including an outdoor living room space, rounded interior walls, color selection, wayfinding details, staff integration, a training apartment for day students, and state-of-the-art classrooms. The outdoor living room, which features a fountain, landscaping and seating, allows residents and students to socialize or have a moment of private reflection.
In addition, classes are also taught in:
The Bershaw Boswell Community Center
This state-of-the-art building includes:
In addition, REACH students enjoy instruction in community-based settings, including the Mitchell Library a block away; fitness classes that include Walk Westville; vocational internships in area businesses and non-profits; and specialized programming that, beginning in January 2019, will include fitness and other activities at the JCC of Greater New Haven.