Our Voorhees campus, located off of Routes 295 and 30, in Voorhees, serves students 3 to 14 years of age with autism or pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).
The program provides a full-day of educational programming, with extended school year services available. Each classroom offers a low student-to-staff ratio. Instruction is based on the principles and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), an evidence-based treatment shown by research to be highly effective for students with an autism spectrum disorder.
To improve student outcomes, the goals in each student’s IEP are measured objectively and frequently and performance data are graphed. Changes to instruction and services are based on data trends, clinical conferences, parent conferences, and IEP requirements.
The Voorhees campus offers:
- Low student-to-staff ratio: 1:1 and 2:1.
- Small classes limited to 6-8 students.
- Highly-qualified teachers.
- Two on-site Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs).
- ABA-based instruction.
- Data-based instruction and intervention.
- A curriculum that stresses academics, life skills, functional communication, fine and gross motor skills, adaptive behaviors and independence.
- Instructional strategies including errorless teaching, incidental teaching, functional behavioral assessments, individualized activity schedules and verbal behavior.
- Individualized schedules of reinforcement.
- Program supervision by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA).
- Frequent communication between school, home, and the student’s home district.
- An extended school year program.
- Transition consultation services.
The admissions coordinator at each campus makes individual admissions decisions, but the referral and application follows a standard multi-step process. Click here to learn more about our admissions process.
News Stories About This Campus
- Voorhees Campus Spring Fling Prom and Social First annual Y.A.L.E. School Voorhees Spring Fling Prom — events for the students include a dinner, structured games, a visit from a special guest, and dancing. The students will be dressed in formal attire and teachers will be on staff to help participate and guide the festivities. Students from the Y.A.L.E. Audubon High School campus ... Read More »
- Voorhees Campus Graduation Graduation ceremony for the Voorhees campus.
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- Y.A.L.E. School Voorhees Student Profiled in Press Of Atlantic City A student from the Y.A.L.E. School Voorhees campus was recently profiled in an article by Michelle Brunetti-Post for the Press of Atlantic City newspaper:
One thing that really makes Joey Lockwood happy these days is getting mail.
Joey, who is low- to mid-functioning on the autistic spectrum, will turn 11 at the end of the month, ... Read More »
- Parent Training Workshop: An Introduction To Pediatric Feeding Problems The Y.A.L.E. School Voorhees campus hosts a parent training workshop entitled “An Introduction to Pediatric Feeding Problems” presented by guest speaker Bianca Pizzo-Coleman, M.A., BCBA.
Ms. Pizzo-Coleman will provide an overview of pediatric feeding problems and their relationship to autism including: the identification of interfering medical issues, an overview of treatment options and resources, and ... Read More »
- The Y.A.L.E. School Autism Program: Partnering with Rowan University for Training, Education, Consultation and Research The Y.A.L.E. School’s Voorhees campus is training a new generation of educators to work with students who have autism. Through an on-going collaboration with Rowan University, The Y.A.L.E School has been serving as a practicum site for undergraduate and graduate students in the University’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program. Each semester, one or two practicum ... Read More »
Map & Driving Directions
From NJ Turnpike Exit 4
From I-295 Exit 32
- Take Exit 4
- Follow signs for NJ-73 N and merge onto NJ-73 N
- Merge onto I-295 S toward Del Memorial Bridge
- Take exit 32 toward Voorhees/Gibbsboro
- Follow directions below from exit 32
From points south/AC Expressway West
- Take exit 32 toward Voorhees/Gibbsboro
- Merge onto Haddonfield-Berlin Rd
- Turn right onto Laurel Oak Rd
- Head west on Atlantic City Expy W
- Take the exit toward Berlin Cross Keys Rd
- Turn right onto Berlin Cross Keys Rd
- Turn left onto County Route 561/Haddon Ave/Haddonfield-Berlin Rd
- Continue to follow County Route 561/Haddonfield-Berlin Rd
- Turn left onto Laurel Oak Rd