Benhaven School

125 N Plains Industrial Rd,
Wallingford, CT, 06492-0651
     Tel: (203)793-1905
Grades: UG
Benhaven was founded in 1967 by Amy Lettick, a teacher and mother of an autistic child.
Originally a day school, Benhaven was conceived to serve children whose handicaps were preventing them from receiving an appropriate education in existing public and private schools.
As community needs emerged over the next ten years, Benhaven also evolved to provide the services that they needed.
Residential services, vocational training, and adult day programs were added over this period.
In the course of working intensively with a small group of individuals, Benhaven developed a unique and specific expertise in working with autism.
Benhaven also developed a heightened awareness for some of the issues that were impacting services for this population in the community at large.
Benhaven’s mission is to enable people with autism and pervasive developmental disorders to participate in community life, exercise productive control over their own lives, have meaningful relationships and associations, be gainfully employed, and experience happiness and personal satisfaction.
Benhaven’s mission is to enable people with autism and pervasive developmental disorders to participate in community life, exercise productive control over their own lives, have meaningful relationships and associations, be gainfully employed, and experience happiness and personal satisfaction.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered n/a

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 21%
State avg.: 25%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Choate Rosemary Hall (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is High Road Student Learning Center (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Building Blocks Learning Center (1.8 miles away)
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  • WallingfordHigh Road Student Learning Center
    Special Education School
    29 Village Lane
    WallingfordCT06492
    (203)284-0441
    Special Education School
    0.8 mi | 49 students | Gr. 1-8                      
  • WallingfordHigh SchoolRoad School Of Wallingford
    Special Education School
    33 Village Ln
    WallingfordCT06492
    (203)741-0490
    Special Education School
    0.8 mi | 37 students | Gr. 1-8                      
  • WallingfordChoate Rosemary Hall
    333 Christian Street
    WallingfordCT06492
    (203)697-2239
    1.6 mi | 864 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • WallingfordHoly Trinity School
      (Roman Catholic)
    11 N Whittlesey Ave
    WallingfordCT06492
    (203)269-4477
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.7 mi | 255 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • WallingfordBuilding Blocks Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    911 N Farms Rd
    WallingfordCT06492
    (203)269-2266
    Daycare / Preschool
    1.8 mi | 10 students | Gr. PK-KG                      

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