Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc.

  • Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is an award-winning, nationally accredited transitional living program and approved private special education school with a mission of empowering adults (18+) with cognitive and social disabilities to live independent and self-determined lives. Our comprehensive, individualized residential programs located in New Haven, Connecticut and tucson, Arizona provide learning in practical academics, job development, life skills, apartment living, social communicative competence, recreation and help with college. Students may then transition into a community apartment with lifelong support services and a continuing education component. We also offer structured day programs, recreation programs, vocational training and a host of other options, both for graduates of our residential programs and for those outside of the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center community who are seeking services. A new addition to our Chapel Haven curriculum is Chapel Haven Online, composed of virtual classes and social opportunities - enroll at: www.chapelhaven.org/chapel-haven-online. For more information about Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, contact us at admission@chapelhaven.org or visit our website: http://chapelhaven.org.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students205 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc. Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio21:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$70,000
Tuition NotesTuitions for our programs vary from $40,000 to $72,400
% on Financial Aid
10%
Admissions DirectorCatherine DeCarlo
Admissions AssociateChristy Chandler
Endowment Size$100 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Bowling, Climbing, Cross Fit, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
BowlingClimbing,
Cross FitGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Best Buddies, Book Club, Mindfulness Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Special Olympics

School Notes

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center offers three comprehensive, individualized residential programs:
  • REACH (Residential Education at Chapel Haven) - The REACH program, based in New Haven, Connecticut, serves adults 18+ with mild developmental disabilities and autism. Adults live in apartment-style residences on the Chapel Haven campus and participate in an intensive 24-month life skills program. Adults learn to negotiate all aspects of independent living, learn from a functional academic curriculum, determine career and vocational goals, participate in recreation with friends, develop social communicative competency and improve health and wellness. Upon graduation, 85% of adults choose to continue living in the Chapel Haven Scleifer Center community and receive continued a la carte supports through the Supported Living Program.
  • ASAT (Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition Program) - The ASAT program is nationally renowned for guiding adults to live independent and productive lives. This program serves a range of individuals, from those who are 18 and still completing high school to older adults who could benefit from a la carte supports. The ASAT program is highly flexible, caters to each individual`s specific needs and is guided by a curriculum which focuses on social communicative competency, self-determination, independent living skills and supports for college and employment.   
  • Chapel Haven West - Chapel Haven West opened in 2008 in Tucson, Arizona as a satellite campus of Chapel Haven Schleifer Center. The Chapel Haven West program provides residential transition and lifelong supports for adults 18+ with autism spectrum disorders and related social disabilities. The program focuses on independent living, self-determination, college/vocational support and social communication skills. Students live in an apartment complex and learn apartment management skills along with cooking, budgeting, grocery shopping and doing laundry. The program`s close proximity to the University of Arizona also 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. 
Chapel Haven Schleifer Center also offer structured day programs, recreation programs, vocational training and a host of other options, both for graduates of our residential programs and for those outside of the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center community who are seeking services. A new addition to our Chapel Haven curriculum is Chapel Haven Online, composed of virtual classes and social opportunities - enroll at: www.chapelhaven.org/chapel-haven-online.

Visit the Chapel Haven website to explore the details of our various programs and offerings: www.chapelhaven.org.

For more information or questions, contact:

Christy Chandler, Director of Admissions
admission@chapelhaven.org
(203) 397-1714 x185

Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo, Vice President of Admissions & Marketing
cdecarlo@chapelhaven.org
(203) 397-1714 x148

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