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Y.A.L.E. School’s March Guest Speaker Series: Sexuality Across the Autism Spectrum

Each year, Y.A.L.E. School invites expert speakers to discuss topics of interest to families, educators, and other professionals involved in the field of disabilities. This winter, Y.A.L.E. School’s Autism and Social Learning programs will host two special events focused on the topic of sexuality and sexual development in adolescents on the autism spectrum.  Both events offer professional development credits or CEU credits for educators and professionals.  Read More »

VIDEO: Cherry Hill Lower School Occupational Therapy Sensory Stations

Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill campus Lower School students explored sensory stations and recorded their preferences, as part of a Zones of Regulation® lesson. The curriculum, designed to foster self-regulation and emotional control, is used as part of Y.A.L.E. School’s social skills classes. Staff members from our Occupational Therapy and Counseling services collaborated to offer the lesson which aims to strengthen our students’ self-regulation skills to help them better cope with sensory, emotional, and executive functioning issues that may affect their success in school.

Y.A.L.E. School’s John Wilson and Glenn Martins quoted in front page story of ASAH newsletter

Y.A.L.E. School assistant director and Audubon campus supervisor John Wilson and school psychologist and Cedar Creek campus supervisor Glenn Martins were recently quoted in a front page article from the winter/spring issue of Promising Futures. The newsletter, published by the non-profit organization ASAH, is aimed at school districts and educators. In the article, both Wilson and Martins comment upon the ways that private schools like Y.A.L.E. partner with local school districts to offer unique “school-within-a-school” programs aimed at combining specialized private educational services and opportunities for interaction with similarly-aged neurotypical peers. Read More »

Medford campus students publish an original story book

IMG955281 (1) Students from Ms. DiMarco’s class at the Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus are now “published” authors and illustrators. In the beginning of this school year, two Medford campus classrooms went on a community-based learning trip to nearby Johnson’s Farm. Each student hand-picked four apples and one pumpkin before enjoying an exhilarating hayride. The students enjoyed the outing so much that Ms. DiMarco’s class decided to commemorate the occasion. Using their writing and illustration skills, they created an original story book, entitled Trip to the Farm. Read More »

YTV Video Festival 2015

5D9B4467The 2015 YTV Video Festival will be held on Friday, April 24th after lunch at the Cherry Hill campus. The festival is for Cherry Hill Upper School and Standard 9 students only.

If you are submitting a project to be shown at the festival please follow the submission guidelines below:

Submission DEADLINE is FRIDAY APRIL 17th, 2015 Read More »

Announcing our newest campus, Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg

For close to 40 years, Y.A.L.E. School has been proudly serving students with disabilities. Now with eleven campus locations throughout southern New Jersey, our Williamstown campus will be re-locating to the Cherry Hill area. The new Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg campus, located on Connecticut Avenue in the Ellisburg section of Cherry Hill, is a two story brick school building that will give our students a more traditional school environment, with larger classrooms, more space for group learning, a science lab, a larger and more comfortable nurse’s office, access to community-based instruction, an indoor fitness area, an auditorium and more. Read More »

SAVE THE DATE: Workshops on transition and legal guardianship for parents of students with autism

Y.A.L.E. School’s Audubon campus and Y.A.L.E. School Assistant Director John Wilson will host disability and special education expert attorneys from the law firm of Hinkle, Fingles & Prior. The attorneys will present special workshops on the topics of transition, legal guardianship and protected decision-making for parents of children on the autism spectrum ages 14 through 21. Read More »

Parent Workshop on Autism and Legal Guardianship 1/28

January 28, 2015
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Y.A.L.E. School Audubon campus and Y.A.L.E. School Autism Programs present:

Guardianship and Decision Making for Parents of Children with Autism

Featuring special education and disability expert attorneys from the law firm of Hinkle, Fingles & Prior. Read More »

Parent Workshop on Autism and Transition 1/21

January 21, 2015
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Y.A.L.E. School Audubon campus and Y.A.L.E. School Autism Programs present:

Transition to Adult Life for Parents of Children with Autism

Featuring special education and disability expert attorneys from the law firm of Hinkle, Fingles & Prior. Read More »

Helping NJ Parents Who Are “Navigating the Maze” of DDD

Voorhees DDD workshop 003Parents of children with disabilities in New Jersey can sometimes be overwhelmed with the complex system of state agencies, programs, and service providers which exist to help people with disabilities and their families. Accessing services and supports made available through Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) funded programs is an important part of most individuals’ transition plans, especially when students are approaching graduation and “aging-out” of the school system.

To help parents and educators make sense of it all, Jonathan Sabin, Director of DDD’s Office on Autism, presented a free workshop in cooperation with Y.A.L.E. School’s Autism programs entitled “Autism: Navigating Through the Maze” at our Voorhees campus. Attendees included Y.A.L.E. School parents and staff members, members of the community and representatives of local public school districts. Read More »