Chapel Haven joins with Yale in marking World Autism Awareness Day
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Chapel Haven joins with Yale in marking World Autism Awareness Day

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On April 2, Chapel Haven joined thousands of groups across the world in recognizing World Autism Awareness Day.

Chapel Haven joined with Yale University’s undergrad group, Yale for Autism Awareness (YFAA), to create and display artwork commemorating World Autism Awareness Day on the campus of Yale, in the rotunda of Woolsey Hall.

That evening, Yale lit Harkness Tower in blue lights to continue raising awareness.

More-art-300x225On March 24, over 50 students from Yale and Chapel Haven gathered together at the Chapel Haven campus, under the guidance of Chapel Haven art teacher Tina Menchetti, to create the artwork that was on view in Woolsey. After being displayed for the day, the art will be moved to the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, 80 Wall St., where it will remain for the rest of the month.
During the evening, world-renowned autism expert Dr. Fred Volkmar, the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center, led a discussion over dinner in the Berkeley College Fellows Lounge aimed at explaining what autism is, current research in the field, and successful intervention techniques, according to a press release by Yale. Dr Volkmar serves on the advisory board of Chapel Haven’s Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition program.

two-faces-300x225Click here to see more press about the day. Chapel Haven’s art exhibit moves next to Yale’s Slifka Center for display for the remainder of the month of April.

This has been a special needs program update from Chapel Haven. You may also click here to read the original article on the main program website.