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Ken Cabral, M.Ed.

Executive Director
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Ken Cabral returned to the provider community after a 25-year career in state government including Connecticut and Washington, DC.  His career has focused on person centered and family centered service in the field of Autism, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Child Welfare. He has a passion and commitment to supporting people and their families. 

While in Washington Ken worked at the Development Disability Administration (DDA) where he served as the Director of Operations providing leadership and oversight of the provider community in DC, the Home and Community Based Waivers, Intake and the DDA budget. Prior to his return to Connecticut, Ken's professional career was focused on working with children, families and adults with autism and developmental disabilities.  Since returning to Connecticut, Ken has served as the Regional Administrator for both Region 5 and Region 1 at the Department of Children and Families and the Director of Family Services Strategy at the Department of Developmental Services. 

Ken’s focus fully aligns with Benhaven’s mission of enabling 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. 

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