1040 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 3300
Founded in 1972, Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is a nationally accredited transitional living program and approved private special education school located in New Haven, CT with a mission of empowering adults with developmental and social disabilities to live independent and self-determined lives. In the Residential Education at Chapel Haven (REACH) program, adults 18+ with diagnoses such as intellectual & developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy live in apartment-style housing on the CHSC campus and participate in a comprehensive, individualized 24-month residential life skills program. Adults in this program experience learning through practical academics, life skills development, apartment living, social communicative competency classes, job development, recreation, and health & wellness. Living and learning takes place in CHSC's REACH residential and classroom building, completed in July 2018 as part of a $41.5 million campus expansion. Upon graduation from the REACH program, adults may choose to transition into their own apartment in the New Haven area and continue receiving lifelong support services such as continuing education classes, recreation, or a host of other a la carte supports.
Program information submitted: February 17, 2022
|Public or private:||Private|
|Type of school:||
Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is an independent living and transitional program for adults (18+) with developmental and social disabilities.
|Is this program a federally funded TPSID program?||No|
|Students in this program:||
|Description of our summer transition program:|
|Program serves students who have left high school?||Some of our students have left high school|
|Criteria for admission||
|Accepts out-of-state students?||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||2 years|
|Students pay for the program in the following ways:||
Chapel Haven Schleifer Center offers financial assistance to adults entering and currently enrolled in our programs who have demonstrated financial need and to prospective families not yet enrolled but in need of support.
|Links to scholarship information:||Scholarship Information|
|Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive 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:||
Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is a transitional living program and approved private special education school for adults (18+) which provides learning in practical academics, life skills, apartment living, job development, social communicative competence, recreation, and health & wellness.
|Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||0%|
|Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester?||No|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Housing is provided to students:||Yes|
|Housing options available:||
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||No|
|Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities||