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Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill students and staff featured in Philadelphia Inquirer article

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Who says teens don’t pay attention to the news?? Here’s a wonderful article about the “10 for 10″ Currents Events Challenge at our Cherry Hill campus in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer South Jersey section. Kudos to our teachers and students (and parents), who have some great quotes in the story.

Christie Prushinski said she has seen a change in son Bobby, 15. Since the challenge, they’ve had conversations they hadn’t had before.

“He never cared about politics,” Prushinski said. “If it didn’t happen in our house, he didn’t care.”

Having discussions in class also seems to have matured his perception of events. In past, bad news would have been too disturbing for him.

“Before, he couldn’t handle it,” his mother said. “Now he comes home talking about it.”

Read the full article at philly.com (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Meet the Y.A.L.E. School Professionals: Nitsa Mavromatis

IMG_1871On April 30, 2015, Stockton University’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences designated Y.A.L.E. School Northfield counselor Nitsa Mavromatis as their 2014-2015 Field Instructor of the Year. Ms. Mavromatis received this recognition as a result of her ongoing contributions to and support of the Social Work program at the university. Read more »

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Official Opening of Y.A.L.E. School’s Ellisburg Campus

5D9B7996Cherry Hill, NJ–Y.A.L.E. School, serving more than 500 students with a range of disabilities, has announced the opening of its newest campus in the Ellisburg section of Cherry Hill. The new campus, located at the former Queen of Heaven parochial school on Connecticut Avenue and NJ Route 70, serves students 5 to 21 years of age with learning, emotional and behavioral difficulties.

At a ribbon cutting ceremony held in early May, school owner Chris Sarandoulias thanked community leaders for welcoming Y.A.L.E. School.

“We are thrilled to bring our program here to this beautiful campus, and wish to thank our friends and new neighbors for the warm welcome,” said Sarandoulias.

State Senator James Beach presented a proclamation praising Y.A.L.E. for its work and the important role of private schools for students with disabilities. Read more »

Mobility matters at Y.A.L.E. School

Driving SimulatorIn fall of 2015, expanded mobility training will begin for all students at the Cherry Hill campus. The new developmental mobility skills training and preparation initiatives will promote personal independence, increase community participation and expand employment possibilities for students as they progress towards college and careers. Some of the key aspects of this new programming will include: Read more »

Rutgers Autism paratransit study looking for adult participants

The Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University is looking for adults 18 years and older to participate in a research study on paratransit skills for people on the autism spectrum. Participants can earn up to $75 for completing the study. Information is in the flyer below.

Autism Paratransit Assessment Flyer (PDF)

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