Founded in 1967 by Amy Lettick as a school for children with autism, Benhaven has grown into a multi-faceted agency serving people of all ages and with diverse needs.
A private, not-for-profit agency located in south central Connecticut, Benhaven currently has eight main program areas: Benhaven Academy, Benhaven Learning Network, Benhaven Career & Transition Services, Benhaven Residential Services, Benhaven Children's Behavioral Services, Benhaven School, Benhaven Individual & Family Support and Benhaven Shared Living Community Companion Home.
Offers diverse educational programming in-district, at the Academy and through transitional support services.
Career & Transition Services
Preparing young adults for real-world, real-life experiences and a fulfilling career path.
Children's Behavioral Services
Addressing and supporting changes in socially significant behaviors at home and in the community.
Individual & Family Support
Enhancing the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families.
Benhaven Learning Network
Helping school system personnel develop their capabilities to serve students with autism effectively.
Stable, structured and supportive group homes for adults and Benhaven School students.
Year-round individualized educational services and support for children and adolescents.
Shared Living - Community Companion Home (CCH)
Providing the warmth, comfort and family structure of a typical home environment.
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.
Since 1967, Benhaven has thrived by responding to emerging community needs and opportunities. Our vision for Benhaven's continued success is grounded in our commitment to the current and emerging best practices in the field of autism.
Board of Directors
Benhaven is fortunate to have strong leadership from its Board of Directors. Board members have diverse backgrounds, relevant experience, a collaborative approach to guiding the agency in policy and financial matters, and a passion for ensuring quality and responsiveness to our program participants, students, residents and their families.