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For Autistic Adults, Chapel Haven Provides A Familiar Home

For Autistic Adults, Chapel Haven Provides A Familiar Home

Propelled by $41 million in private donations and a desire to fill a gap in its ever-evolving campus in New Haven’s Westville neighborhood, Chapel Haven is setting out to do what few centers serving people with autism have done across the country so far.

While many programs are scrambling to accommodate an explosion in the number of students with autism graduating from the nation’s high schools, Chapel Haven, with dozens of graduates of its school for young adults living independently in Westville three decades later, has begun to build an assisted living center to accommodate alumni, and a wider range of folks in later phases, who are aging and beginning to experience health...

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