We offer programming in life skills acquisition, employment, education and social recreation to young men and women ages 18+ with cognitive disabilities. Our clients learn both intensively, in an apartment style residential setting, and on an individualized basis for those living on their own in the greater New Haven community.
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We offer a wide range of coursework through a curriculum that encompasses 10 blended subject areas: Language Arts, Math and Science, Social Studies, Life Skills, Vocational Skills, Wellness, and Personal Enrichment, as well as an array of Continuing Adult Education classes. Chapel Haven's Special Education faculty teaches nearly 70 classes each quarter. These are the foundation from which special education students build lives of successful independence. Learn More >
Over a 24-month period, our 30 students live in fully furnished and equipped apartments on campus, where they benefit from intensive one-to-one attention and life skills instruction. We teach young adults the day-to-day living skills that will be necessary for independent living when they graduate from the two-year residential program and become members of our Supported Living Program. Learn More >
A structured recreation program occurs on evenings and weekends. With 30 activities, on average, a month to choose from, the Recreation program is a key part of our curriculum, and teaches our clients to live more free. Activities range from a night out at the movies to theatre, athletics, chaperoned trips to Boston and New York City, as well as venues around the state including Gillette Castle and Sleeping Giant State Park. Learn More >
Gainful employment is an important part of an independent lifestyle; therefore employment is woven into REACH and Community programs, offering progressively more challenging opportunities as the individual progresses. More than 85% of clients are working at 30 agencies and companies in the area, in either supported or competitive employment settings. Chapel Haven’s prime location in an urban location with an extensive public transportation system makes an excellent location for job seekers. Learn More >
Families from all over the U.S., especially:
Our clients are:
Individuals with serious behavioral issues are not appropriate candidates.