Chapel Haven


UPDATED: September 17, 2018

Founded in 1972, Chapel Haven has been empowering adults with cognitive disabilities and social disabilities to live independent and productive lives since 1972. In 2018, Chapel Haven has completed a $37 million campus expansion to further the mission of serving adults through the life span. Chapel Haven offers three comprehensive programs for adults, 18 years of age and older.

Chapel Haven’s ASAT (Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition) program, based on the New Haven, CT campus, is an ideal choice for adults with high functioning autism and related social disabilities, needing:

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 communication

Chapel Haven West - located in Tucson, AZ, offers a comprehensive transition program for adults with high functioning autism and related social disabilities 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.

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. Chapel Haven has opened a brand-new, four story REACH residential and classroom campus with state-of-the-art classrooms, gathering spaces and new apartments. The students 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.

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1040 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
United States



(203) 397-1714



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