Chapel Haven West’s ASAT program empowers adults to make successful transitions to college and careers.

A satellite of Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, founded nearly 50 years ago in New Haven, Conn., Chapel Haven West draws on the agency’s experience at the forefront of teaching and supporting adults with social and/or learning challenges. The curriculum at Chapel Haven West mirrors the curriculum employed in our Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT) program, designed by international experts and designed to help adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism achieve happy, independent lives.

Flexible tuition options also allow our adults to build their perfect program.

The Chapel Haven West program is designed for young adults 18 years of age and older with a diagnosis including:

Asperger Syndrome
Social Communication Disorders
Executive Functioning and Nonverbal Learning Challenges
Mild Autism

Chapel Haven West’s ASAT program empowers adults to make successful transitions to college and careers.

A satellite of Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, founded nearly 50 years ago in New Haven, Conn., Chapel Haven West draws on the agency’s experience at the forefront of teaching and supporting adults with social and/or learning challenges. The curriculum at Chapel Haven West mirrors the curriculum employed in our Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT) program, designed by international experts and designed to help adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism achieve happy, independent lives.

Flexible tuition options also allow our adults to build their perfect program.

The Chapel Haven West program is designed for young adults 18 years of age and older with a diagnosis including:

Asperger Syndrome
Social Communication Disorders
Executive Functioning and Nonverbal Learning Challenges
Mild Autism

Chapel Haven West currently offers the ASAT (Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition) program, a program that is highly successful in helping a growing cadre of adults gain productive, self-empowered lives.  In the last year, Chapel Haven has redesigned the program to offer more price points and choices for families looking for the right next step for their loved ones. We offer an “a la carte” style menu of programs, from transitional housing with individualized supports, day and weekend services to social communication therapy to targeted help with college and independent living.

Typical challenges addressed by our experience-rich curriculum:

Executive functioning and
organization

Time management & follow
through

Self-advocacy and self-awareness

Understanding the perspective of others and hidden social rules

Personal safety

Navigating college

Anxiety and managing
transitions

Managing the online world

Navigating the working world (finding and keeping the right job)

Shifting communication style based on context

Understanding nuance, humor, sarcasm idioms, or words with multiple meanings

Chapel Haven West currently offers the ASAT (Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition) program, a program that is highly successful in helping a growing cadre of adults gain productive, self-empowered lives.  In the last year, Chapel Haven has redesigned the program to offer more price points and choices for families looking for the right next step for their loved ones. We offer an “a la carte” style menu of programs, from transitional housing with individualized supports, day and weekend services to social communication therapy to targeted help with college and independent living.

Typical challenges addressed by our experience-rich curriculum:

Executive functioning and
organization

Time management & follow
through

Self-advocacy and self-awareness

Understanding the perspective of others and hidden social rules

Personal safety

Navigating college

Anxiety and managing
transitions

Managing the online world

Navigating the working world (finding and keeping the right job)

Shifting communication style based on context

Understanding nuance, humor, sarcasm idioms, or words with multiple meanings

Participation in Chapel Haven West helps our adults:

…be able to be successful in living independently

…be college bound or have successfully
completed college

…be productively career-bound

…be able to secure and maintain meaningful
employment

…have increased self-awareness and self-esteem

…have gained social confidence, competence and
a community of friends.

Participation in Chapel Haven West helps our adults:

…be able to be successful in living independently

…be college bound or have successfully
completed college

…be productively career-bound

…be able to secure and maintain meaningful
employment

…have increased self-awareness and self-esteem

…have gained social confidence, competence and
a community of friends.

Our program is located within proximity to the University of Arizona and yields many benefits, including:

  • Enrollment of our students in a college-level course in social communication, taught by clinicians in the University’s Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department under the direction of Chapel Haven West speech-language pathologists. Our enrolled students gain college credit and enjoy the vibrant offerings of a college experience with support from our program.

  • Chapel Haven students attend classes and have access to university facilities including campus shuttle, student email, the Student Union, libraries, Campus Recreation Center, our fraternity and sorority partnerships and state-of-the-art Disability Resource Center (DRC).

Our program is located within proximity to the University of Arizona and yields many benefits, including:

  • Enrollment of our students in a college-level course in social communication, taught by clinicians in the University’s Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department under the direction of Chapel Haven West speech-language pathologists. Our enrolled students gain college credit and enjoy the vibrant offerings of a college experience with support from our program.

  • Chapel Haven students attend classes and have access to university facilities including campus shuttle, student email, the Student Union, libraries, Campus Recreation Center, our fraternity and sorority partnerships and state-of-the-art Disability Resource Center (DRC).

An approved day program that offers structured classes, a Community Life curriculum, socialization and social communication therapy (Chapel Haven West is a DDD vendor)

Additional Services:

Recreation Program
Social Communication Therapy and Groups
Vocation Development Services
Individual Job Coaching
College Supports
Day Student Options

An approved day program that offers structured classes, a Community Life curriculum, socialization and social communication therapy (Chapel Haven West is a DDD vendor)

Additional Services:

Recreation Program
Social Communication Therapy and Groups
Vocation Development Services
Individual Job Coaching
College Supports
Day Student Options

Chapel Haven West is a DDD vendor 

Contact Info:
Christy Chandler
1-877-8CH-WEST