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Chapel Haven REACH

Chapel Haven REACH
Chapel Haven REACH
1040 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 6515
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Program Contact Catherine DeCarlo
Phone 203.397.1714

Founded in 1972, Chapel Haven is a nationally accredited transitional living program and approved private special education school in CT. Adults 18+ with mild developmental disabilities, Down Syndrome 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 and upon graduation, they may choose to continue living in the area and receive continued supports from Chapel Haven. Chapel Haven is underway with a major campus expansion, including construction of a new REACH residential and classroom campus that will be ready for occupancy in July 2018.

Public or private: Private
Type of school: Independent living and transitional program for adults with developmental and social disabilities
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 30
Description of our summer transition program: 8 week residential summer experience with functional academics, life skills, social recreation and apartment living
Deadline to apply to this program: rolling
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18 and older
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Tuition amount: $69,400.00
Room and board: $28,000.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Students do not take typical college courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

functional academic curriculum, life skills curriculum, vocational readiness, college supports available

Time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: certificate
The credential(s) is/are: Just for students in this program
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 30%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 45%
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Specialized off campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 50%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Vibrant weekend social recreation program, 35 trips and activities offered per month, Best Buddies Chapter with Southern CT State University, Special Olympics, Out to Art

Last updated: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:38