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26. Chapel Haven: Supporting Young Adults with Differing Abilities With Michael Storz


Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is all about providing lifelong individualized services for those with developmental and social disabilities.

However, their overarching goal goes even further beyond this.

In this episode, Chapel Haven’s president, Michael Storz, joins Eric Tashlein to explain how the organization guides young adults with special needs and empowers them to live an unfettered, independent, and self-determined life.

Michael discusses:

  • Chapel Haven’s $40 million campaign to help, educate, and assist young adults with differing abilities
  • The organization’s two must-have skills: listening and understanding
  • Successful real-life experiences of former Chapel Haven’s residents 
  • Diana Bilezikian, and why her book a great resource for parents and young adult children with different learning styles and special needs
  • How has Chapel Haven fared during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • And more


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About Our Guest: 

Michael Storz is Chapel Haven Schleifer Center’s president, a Connecticut-based organization that teaches people with autism spectrum disorders and those with mild cognitive disabilities the skills to live independently in the community. Michael joined Chapel Haven in 2000 and has an abiding passion for the disabilities field. Through his ability to connect, he has brought the best of the local, state, and national communities into partnership with Chapel Haven in a variety of ways.

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Episode 25: Financial and Life Lessons for Young Adults

We all have a story to tell.

What stories are you telling your young adult children? 

Eric Tashlein has learned quite a few lessons during his time — so much so that he plans to write a book about these life lessons for his children and grandchildren. 

In this episode, get a sneak peek at the knowledge Eric has gained in his personal, financial, and business life. He shares these stories in hopes to inspire you to also draw from your experience and begin a productive conversation with your children today!

You will learn:

  • The importance of starting to save early 
  • Reasons why vacations and breaks are great opportunities to plan ahead 
  • When it’s a good time to take calculated risks
  • Introducing the idea of stretch goals to young adults 
  • Acknowledging others as a sign of respect and empathy 
  • Helping young adults find balance and mindfulness 
  • And more!

Join Eric today as he guides you around tackling the personal finance talk with your young adult children or grandchildren!

Resources:  Eric Tashlein | Connecticut Capital Management Group: (203) 877-1520  | About Robert Frost“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost | About Theodore Roosevelt | Quotes and Speeches by Theodore Roosevelt | About  Mike Tyson | “1980 Men’s U.S. Hockey Team” – Underdog Story | About Howard Marks