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VIDEO: Cherry Hill Lower School Art Classes “Rainsticks” Project

Students in Ms. Lussier’s and Ms. McNamara’s classes made and decorated “rainsticks” inspired by Native American traditional musical instruments. Each student customized their own project and shared in a group exploration of rhythm and percussion.

Students at Y.A.L.E. School Northfield Campus Set A Goal For “Recycle Bowl”

Northfield Recycle BowlY.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus is participating in the annual Recycle Bowl Competition for the 2014-2015 School Year. Students aim to increase recycling rates within the school and to promote the recycling program. Each day students collect and weigh recyclable material throughout the building. Students will report the total weight of recycled material on November 15th. Learn more about the national competition at recycle-bowl.org

Northfield Campus to Host Father’s Group With Atlantic Cape Family Support

In cooperation with Atlantic Cape Family Support the Northfield campus will begin hosting a Fathers’ Group on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Northfield campus location. The meetings will be held from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. This support group is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Happy Halloween from the Cherry Hill Campus Lower School!

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Happy Halloween from the Cherry Hill campus Lower School! View photo gallery

Save The Date! Jonathan Sabin Director of NJ DDD Office on Autism to Speak at Voorhees Campus

What happens when young adults with autism “age out” of the educational system in NJ? Many rely on the Division Of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) to help provide services and supports. It’s a topic that young adults on the autism spectrum and their parents NEED to know about and understand, and accessing services can be confusing. Soon, DDD will be implementing a new “fee-for-service” model and that will bring some big changes to the way people access and pay for services and support.

To address this topic, the Y.A.L.E. School autism programs are hosting an evening workshop with guest speaker Jonathan Sabin, Director of DDD’s Office on Autism on December 4th. This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP for tickets now on the event page.

Medford Campus Students Learn About Fire Prevention From Teacher and Local Firefighter

Medford Fire SafetyOn Friday, October 10th, Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus’s own Ms. DiMarco brought in her own fire gear and educated the students on fire safety. DiMarco is a teacher at the Medford Kirby’s Mill School and also serves as a volunteer firefighter in the community.

Ms. DiMarco spoke to the students about what items they shouldn’t play with because they are dangerous and could start a fire, and discussed the importance of practicing fire drills at home and at school. She demonstrated the process of stop, drop, and roll as well as having the class time her to see how quickly she could put on all of her protective gear! She was given a minute and finished with 15 seconds to spare! Read More »

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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