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Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill students and staff featured in Philadelphia Inquirer article

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Who says teens don’t pay attention to the news?? Here’s a wonderful article about the “10 for 10″ Currents Events Challenge at our Cherry Hill campus in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer South Jersey section. Kudos to our teachers and students (and parents), who have some great quotes in the story.

Christie Prushinski said she has seen a change in son Bobby, 15. Since the challenge, they’ve had conversations they hadn’t had before.

“He never cared about politics,” Prushinski said. “If it didn’t happen in our house, he didn’t care.”

Having discussions in class also seems to have matured his perception of events. In past, bad news would have been too disturbing for him.

“Before, he couldn’t handle it,” his mother said. “Now he comes home talking about it.”

Read the full article at philly.com (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Mobility matters at Y.A.L.E. School

Driving SimulatorIn fall of 2015, expanded mobility training will begin for all students at the Cherry Hill campus. The new developmental mobility skills training and preparation initiatives will promote personal independence, increase community participation and expand employment possibilities for students as they progress towards college and careers. Some of the key aspects of this new programming will include: Read More »

Rutgers Autism paratransit study looking for adult participants

The Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University is looking for adults 18 years and older to participate in a research study on paratransit skills for people on the autism spectrum. Participants can earn up to $75 for completing the study. Information is in the flyer below.

Autism Paratransit Assessment Flyer (PDF)

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 »

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.

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 »

Save the date for Alumni Night 2015

Attention, Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill and Standard 9 grads: Alumni Night 2015 is happening on January 9th 2015. We need your input to help plan it! Go to our Y.A.L.E. School Alumni website and let us know where you want to meet up!

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.

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