Our Mission & Goals

Our Mission

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.

Goals and Values That Guide Our Work

  • A commitment to positive behavioral support. We focus on interpreting the functions of problem behaviors, and we teach safe, community-acceptable skills that serve the same functions.
  • An understanding of effective environments. Rather than focusing on changing the person, we strive to change the features of home, school, and community settings, and to define changes in the behavior of family members, teachers, and supporters.
  • An insight into successful behavioral support plans. By incorporating preferences and opportunities, rewarding positive behavior, monitoring improvement, and fine-tuning along the way, plans remain relevant and effective.
  • A dedication to improving the quality of life for individuals with autism. Our experience confirms that this is one of the most powerful methods of "intervention" available.

187 Half Mile Road
North Haven, CT 06473

Administrative Offices

tel (203) 239.6425
fax (203) 239.1318