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PHOTO GALLERY: “Yaliens” First Tech Challenge Robotics Team Visits the Philly Robotics Expo 2015

5D9B7719The Yaliens Robotics Team attended the Philly Robotics Expo for the second year in a row at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Team members participated in robotics workshops, saw demonstrations in the GRASP Robotics Lab and got to meet students from other teams in the area. View photos

PARCC testing dates at Cherry Hill campus

End-of-year PARCC testing will take place at the Cherry Hill campus on the following dates: Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Dr. Frank Cicero presents full day workshop hosted by Y.A.L.E. School

5D9B7348Y.A.L.E. School’s Autism programs hosted Dr. Frank Cicero of the Eden II Autism Program in New York for an all-day intensive workshop addressing autism and sexuality.

Guests arrived at the Civic Hall auditorium on the Camden County College campus in Blackwood, NJ where they were greeted by Y.A.L.E. School staff members and students from the Standard 9 transition program. The attendees were a mix of parents, educators, Applied Behavior Analysts, and professionals from local school districts, disability agencies and service providers. View photos

PHOTO GALLERY: Y.A.L.E. School’s Audubon campus students make Easter Baskets to raise funds for school prom

IMAG0158_1Students on the autism spectrum who work at Y.A.L.E. School’s Green Tech Activity Lab recently proved to be “good eggs” when they collaborated to design, construct and decorate hand-made Easter baskets as part of a fundraiser for Y.A.L.E.’s annual student prom, held at the Voorhees autism campus. The students made “grass” for the baskets by shredding paper, which was then used to line the baskets which they individually hand-painted. The baskets were then filled with Easter candy before being sold and delivered to students and staff at the Y.A.L.E. Audubon campus. The project involved many steps requiring a range of skills and skill levels so every student at GTAL was able to participate. Proceeds of the fundraiser will go towards the Y.A.L.E. School Prom social event for students from our autism campuses. View photos

Meet the Y.A.L.E. School Professionals: Anne Marie Mercado

IMG_1710The students at the Y.A.L.E School Northfield campus were surprised to learn that their Visual Arts and Critical Thinking teacher Mrs. Anne Marie Mercado, was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Hall of Fame in 2007.

Mrs. Mercado attended Boston College on full scholarship where she played both field hockey and softball during her undergraduate and graduate years. She was the recipient of numerous awards including: Boston College Eagle of the Year 1999. Mrs. Mercado was also selected to play on the United States Field Hockey team that practiced at the Olympic Training center in California.

In February 2015, Mercado attended a special ceremony at Boston college with her family celebrating her as a former Eagle of the Year, an award given to the best male and female athlete in their class. Past recipients of the award include NFL Quarterbacks Doug Flutie and Matt Ryan. Read More »

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 »