Chapel Haven

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2Founded in 1972, Chapel Haven is an award-winning non-profit devoted to helping adults with social and developmental disabilities learn to live self-empowered and independent adult lives. Chapel Haven offers a nationally accredited transitional living program and is also an approved private special education school designed to help adults with a wide variety of profiles, from autism to mild intellectual disabilities, Down Syndrome and Asperger Syndrome.

Chapel Haven has grown to serve more than 250 adults (18 years of age and older) in the residence and the community with three distinct programs; REACH, Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT), and Chapel Haven West (Tucson, AZ). Recently, Chapel Haven broke ground on a $35 million campus expansion that is delivering state-of-the-art new residential and classroom facilities and, eventually, a senior living program, allowing the program to deepen its reputation for lifelong care.

International Students

Chapel Haven is approved through SEVIS to accept international students. Recent students who have attended Chapel Haven and Chapel Haven West hail from Canada, Mexico, England and even the Middle East. Applicants for Chapel Haven must have a command of English and must be 18 years of age or older. Our individuals have developmental or social disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities and Down Syndrome. They are high school grads or still completing high school credits. They are emotionally and behaviorally stable and motivated to eventually transition into independent, productive lives.

Chapel Haven offers three core programs:

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In the traditional REACH (Residential Education at Chapel Haven) program, based in New Haven, Conn., adults 18+ with mild developmental disabilities and autism live apartment-style in an intensive 24-month Residential Life Skills program on the Chapel Haven campus. They learn to negotiate all aspects of independent living while enjoying a state approved education program and a nationally accredited transitional living program. Upon graduation, they may choose to continue living in the area and receive continued supports from Chapel Haven. Chapel Haven’s campus expansion includes a new REACH four-story residence and classroom campus, designed with input from international experts in autism.

Tuition:

2018: $69,900

Chapel Haven also offers classes, social communication therapy and supported living services for families living within the New Haven area. Information about extended services provided by Chapel Haven available upon request.

Located at 1040 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT  06515

www.chapelhaven.org

Admissions Office: 203-397-1714, Ext. 185

Contact: Christy Chandler, Director of Admissions

Email: cchandler@chapelhaven.org

 

Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition Program (ASAT)
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Chapel Haven also offers the Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition Program (ASAT), based in New Haven, Conn., for adults with high functioning autism, Asperger Syndrome and related social disabilities. The ASAT program at Chapel Haven is an ideal choice for adults who need:

  • transitional housing with individualized supports
  • Day programming options to support college and/or vocational development
  • Older adults who have some experience with independent living and need targeted instruction in executive functioning, time management, college survival skills, social The ASAT program also offers classes, social communication therapy and supported living services for families living within the New Haven area. Information about extended services provided by the ASAT program available upon request.

Tuition: varies depending on service levels

Located at 1040 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT  06515

www.chapelhaven.org

Admissions Office: 203-397-1714, Ext. 185

Email: cchandler@chapelhaven.org

 

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Chapel Haven West is a 24-month transition program that focuses in four key areas: independent living, self-determination, college/vocation and social communication skills. Students live in an apartment complex within walking distance a few blocks from the University of Arizona. They learn apartment management skills along with cooking, budgeting, grocery shopping and doing laundry. The program’s close proximity to the University of Arizona provides a rich array of benefits for Chapel Haven West students, including classes, involvement in the university’s state-of-the-art SALT Center and job shadowing opportunities.

The 24-month curriculum focuses in four key areas:

  • social communicative competency
  • self-determination
  • independent living
  • supports for college and work

Information:

Chapel Haven West opened in 2008 in Tucson, AZ and provides residential transition and lifelong supports for adults 18+ with autism spectrum disorders and related social disabilities. The program is a satellite of Chapel Haven, Inc., in New Haven, Conn., founded in 1972 by parents and dedicated to providing lifelong supports for adults with cognitive and social disabilities. Chapel Haven’s other two programs are based in New Haven, CT.

Tuition:

2018: $65,000

Chapel Haven West also offers classes, social communication therapy and supported living services for families living within the Tucson area. Information about extended services provided by Chapel Haven West available upon request.

Chapel Haven West is located at:

1701 N. Park Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85719

Phone: 1-877-824-9378

Email: cdecarlo@chapelhaven.org

Web: http://www.chapelhaven.org

Campus locations

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New Haven, Conn., where Chapel Haven’s main campus is located, is a mid-sized cosmopolitan city with easy access to public transportation, higher education (six colleges are within easy reach from Chapel Haven’s Westville campus), jobs and culture. The area is served by Bradley International Airport in Hartford, JFK and LaGuardia airports in New York City. Chapel Haven’s neighborhood of Westville is an inviting historic neighborhood center, nestled between active parks and greenways and is a walkable, sustainable community that blends the best of small town living with a dynamic urban setting. Westville Village is a vibrant social, cultural and economic hub where residents and visitors of all ages live, learn, work, create, dine, shop and play.

Chapel Haven West in Tucson is a city in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert and is surrounded by multiple scenic mountain ranges, including the Santa Catalinas. The campus is just blocks from the University of Arizona, and is an ideal location for beginning to learn how to live an independent, adult life. Tucson is a lively college town that is rich with history, culture and employment.

For more information about Chapel Haven, please call Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo, Vice President, Admissions and Marketing, at (203) 397-1714, ext. 148, or cdecarlo@chapelhaven.org.