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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 »

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 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: Cherry Hill Upper School Graduation 2014

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Seniors from the Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus graduated on June 12th and were joined by family, friends, and Y.A.L.E. staff members for this memorable occasion. View photo gallery »

Cherry Hill Students Celebrate Through Service Learning

Y.A.L.E. Neighbors Who CareStudents at Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus showed that they are “Neighbors Who Care” by taking part in a unique program designed to help low income residents in the nearby community of Lindenwold. The effort is part of a service-learning initiative across the Y.A.L.E. School’s ten campus locations. The initiative is designed to teach character and compassion and strengthen the school’s connections to local communities. Read More »

Learning to Bounce Back: Experts Talk About Resiliency in Students and Young Adults

Dr. Peter GerhardtMore than 60 parents and educators braved torrential rains and wind to hear autism experts Dr. Peter Gerhardt and Katie Curran discuss strategies to enhance resiliency and happiness at the Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus. The program, A Spectrum of Happiness: Fostering Resiliency, Flexibility and Optimism in Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum, provided an overview of research in the rapidly growing field of positive psychology. Read more about how to help build resilience and ‘grit’ in your student »

PHOTO GALLERY: Cherry Hill Lower School Girls Group Cupcake Social

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Students in the Cherry Hill campus Lower School “Girls’ Group” social skills club enjoyed decorating (and eating!) their own cupcakes with a variety of colorful toppings. View photo gallery »

Cherry Hill Campus Student Named “Most Improved” by Camden County Board of Freeholders

Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill student named Camden County's "Most Improved"Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill campus senior Anthony Goodson was awarded “Most Improved Student” by the Camden County Board of Freeholders as part of their “Best of Class of 2014.”

The certificate was signed by Louis Capelli, Jr., Freeholder Director, and Ed McDonnell, Freeholder Deputy Director. Read More »

VIDEO: Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill Robotics Club Visits Philly Robotics Expo

Students in Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill’s Robotics Club attended the annual Philly Robotics Expo on the University of Pennsylvania campus. The event was hosted by Philadelphia Central High School’s RoboLancers team and The GRASP Lab of UPenn at the new Singh Center for Nanotechnology building. Read more and view photo gallery »

Photo Gallery: Physicist and Author Paul Halpern Presents Assembly for Read Across America

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Physicist and author Paul Halpern visited the Cherry Hill campus for Read Across America in March and presented an assembly for our Lower School students on the topic of cosmology and our solar system. He also signed copies of his books for our students! Dr. Halpern is a professor of physics at The University of the Sciences and has written thirteen books, all of which you can learn about at his website, phalpern.com. View photo gallery »