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Flu Season – When to Keep Your Student Home From School

Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill NurseThe peak of the cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines…
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Bullying Expert Esther Williams to Speak at Y.A.L.E. School

Esther Williams LPCThe Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus will host a free workshop for parents and professionals on October 22nd with bullying expert, author, and speaker Esther Williams who will present strategies to help teachers and caregivers coach children with autism and other disabilities in proactive bullying awareness and prevention.

Williams will discuss ways to foster compassion and respect, and how to empower bystanders to take action when they notice someone with a disability being bullied. Parents will learn what to do (and what not to do) if their child is bullied at school or in the community. Educators will learn how to implement anti-bullying measures in the classroom and how to promote a school-wide culture of communication and caring.

“We are thrilled to offer this event as part of Y.A.L.E. School’s ongoing commitment to providing a bullying-free environment for our students,” said Margaret Chapman, Assistant Director of Y.A.L.E. School. Read More »

Updated calendars for the 2014-2015 school year are now available for download

Download and print school year calendars for each of our campuses for the 2014-2015 school year on our Calendars & Forms for Parents page. All calendars are in PDF format. School calendars are also distributed to parents as part of the printed Student-Parent Handbook at the beginning of the school year.

Go to the Calendars & Forms for Parents page

Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia: New Campus Opening Soon in Manayunk, PA

YALE-Promo-2012-508Y.A.L.E. School, a state approved private school with nearly 40 years of success in serving students with autism and other learning differences, is pleased to announce its newest campus location in Philadelphia.

Located in the vibrant community of Manayunk, Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia will offer an environment dedicated to cultivating the strengths, interests, and abilities of students on the autism spectrum and with related differences. The program is designed for students in middle school (grades 6-8) and offers a highly individualized, challenging and creative curriculum for students who are academically capable, but who experience difficulties in their current school environment because of sensory, social competency, executive function, anxiety or learning differences.

“So many Pennsylvania families have called our Cherry Hill Campus, looking for a program closer to home. We are thrilled to bring our program into the Philadelphia area,” said Margaret Chapman, Assistant Director of the Y.A.L.E. School. “Our teachers bring compassion to the classroom, while using evidence-based teaching approaches that have been shown to work.”

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Register now for the ASPEN NJ Fall Employment Weekend Workshop Series in October

The Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus will host ASPEN NJ members for ASPEN’s Employment Weekend Workshop series starting October 18th and 19th.

This interactive, 2-day workshop is presented by Barbara Bissonnette, author of The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome and the Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: A Neurotypical’s Secrets for Success. Read More »

Opening This Fall: Y.A.L.E. School Cedar Creek Campus

Cedar Creek High SchoolY.A.L.E. School is pleased to announce our newest “school within a school program” at Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey. Final approval is pending, but we anticipate opening September 2014.

A pioneer in the field of special education, Y.A.L.E. School is one of the few state approved private schools that operates programs within a public school, giving students the opportunity to receive highly specialized services in a setting offering interactions with typical peers.

The program is designed for students ages 14-18 with high functioning autism or multiple disabilities, and was created after speaking with many parents, child advocates, Special Education Directors and Child Study Team members in south Jersey. Y.A.L.E. School’s new Cedar Creek campus adds an outstanding new special education placement option for eligible students in Atlantic, Southern Burlington and Ocean, Gloucester and Cape May Counties. Read More »

DVD copies of Cherry Hill Campus Talent Shows and Graduation Ceremonies 2014 Are Now Available to Order

Students at the Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus and their families may now place orders for DVD videos of our annual Talent Shows and graduation ceremonies for 2014. Students and their families may request one copy for free, additional copies cost $5.00 each. Order online now »

Y.A.L.E. School Green Vision Recycling Program Profiled in Newspaper Article on Shore News Today

Y.A.L.E. School Williamstown GreenVisionStudents at Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus who participate in the Green Vision recycling program were profiled in a newspaper article published by Shore News Today.

The article quotes program coordinator Noah McKay and describes how students in the Green Vision school-to-work program earn a paycheck while recycling electronics and home appliances to help keep e-waste out of landfills: Read More »

Y.A.L.E School Student Athletes Win Gold Medals at Special Olympics 2014 USA Games

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All of Mercer County was under a traffic alert as New Jersey hosted the U.S. Special Olympics Games, drawing close to 90,000 spectators, supporters, volunteers, and athletes from all over the United States. Four of those athletes were students from Y.A.L.E. School!

“We are so proud of these young men, who made a huge commitment to their sports and showed a lot of initiative,” said Margaret Chapman, Assistant Director at Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus. “It was an experience of a lifetime for them to compete in the national spotlight.” Read more and view photo gallery »

PHOTO GALLERY: Northfield Graduation 2014

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Students at the Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus gathered together with their families and Y.A.L.E. School staff members on June 20th, 2014 to wish congratulations to the graduating class of 2014 and to celebrate their accomplishments. View photo gallery »