“We visited many other schools and chose Y.A.L.E. because of its highly trained, complete staff. We like the fact that a BCBA is available at all times to oversee the behavior plan and instruction.” — Carol E.
The Y.A.L.E School’s Mullica Township campus, located in Elwood near the White Horse Pike and Atlantic City Expressway, serves students 3 to 10 years of age with autism spectrum disorders.
The program provides full-day, educational programming, with extended school year services available. Classrooms offer low student-to-staff ratios. Instruction is based on the principles and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), an evidence-based treatment shown by research to be highly effective. The Mullica Township campus operates within a public elementary school, giving students the opportunity to receive highly specialized services in a setting offering interactions with typical peers.
To improve student outcomes, every goal in a student’s IEP is measured objectively and frequently. Performance data are often graphed. Changes to each student’s instruction and services are based on data trends, clinical conferences, parent conferences, and IEP requirements.
The Mullica Township campus offers:
Low student-to-staff ratio: 1:1 for younger students; 2:1 for older students.
Small classes limited to eight students.
Data-based instruction and intervention.
Curriculum focused on academics, life skills, functional communication, fine and gross motor skills, adaptive behaviors, and greater independence.
Instructional strategies, including errorless teaching, incidental teaching, functional behavioral assessments, individualized activity schedules and verbal behavior.
Individualized schedules of reinforcement.
Opportunities for interaction with typical peers provided on an individualized basis.
Program supervision by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA).
Frequent communication between school, home, and the student’s home district.
10th Annual “Bubbles For Autism” at Y.A.L.E. School Mullica Township On Monday, April 22nd at 1:00 PM Mullica Township School and Y.A.L.E. School will be participating in an Autism Awareness Ribbon Formation activity in honor of Autism Awareness Month and Bubbles For Autism.
They will be marking out a ribbon pattern on the middle school field for grades 1-8. There will be a photo taken ... Read More »
OPINION: ABA & Inclusion – Finding the Balance by John Barnard M.Sc.Ed., BCBA
First, the good news: Research in the late 1980s demonstrated that intensive intervention delivered through a systematic comprehensive curriculum could result in dramatic outcomes for children with autism. This gave parents and educators much-needed optimism. It also gave clinicians a detailed set of strategies that continue to serve as a theoretical ... Read More »
Opinion: For Most, Autism is a Life Long Condition By John Barnard, M. Sc. Ed., BCBA
A recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reported that some children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may outgrow symptoms as they grow older. This type of news may seem encouraging to many families but, based upon my personal experiences, I worry about ... Read More »
Meet the Y.A.L.E. School Professionals: Jacquelyn Nowak Even before she left college, Jacquelyn Nowak knew she would teach children with autism. While a student at Towson University, Jaci worked as an assistant at a summer program for children with autism.
“I worked alongside an amazing teacher and fell in love with my job,” said Jaci.
Each summer, she returned to the same class ... Read More »