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Category Archives: Voorhees Events

Autism and Sexuality: Encouraging Appropriate, Safe & Healthy Behaviors with Dr. Frank Cicero, PhD, BCBA

March 6, 2015
9:00 amto5:00 pm

Y.A.L.E. School Autism Programs present a special full-day intensive workshop for parents and professionals:

Autism and Sexuality: Encouraging Appropriate, Safe & Healthy Behaviors
with Dr. Frank Cicero, PhD, BCBA
at Camden County College in Blackwood, NJ

frankParents, educators, therapists, clinicians, and service providers often struggle to address the difficult topic of sexual expression and behaviors regarding adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum. Individuals on the spectrum may not respond to traditional teaching methods and may “act out” or display inappropriate sexual behaviors at the wrong time or in the wrong setting. Deficits in social skills, communication and perspective taking are core autism characteristics leading to these issues. Applied behavior analytic treatments can be highly effective in promoting appropriate sexual behaviors and sexual expression in adolescents and adults on the spectrum.

This full-day workshop will provide an overview of issues related to sexuality in ASD and how parents, educators, and clinicians can collaborate to encourage healthy, safe and age-appropriate sexual behaviors. We will discuss topics such as sexual development, sexuality knowledge, sexual behaviors both appropriate and inappropriate, issues regarding consent and common parent concerns. We will then move into suggested curriculum topics. Treatment strategies discussed will include, but are not limited to, reinforcement-based procedures, video modeling, task analysis schedules, picture activity schedules, scripts and script fading, and social stories. Empirically supported literature and data will be presented where applicable and available. Although sexuality is an issue that often comes to the forefront in adolescence, information on sexuality is important for individuals of all ages. Topics related to ethical decision making will also be discussed.

This workshop will focus on behaviorally-based strategies useful for individuals on all ends of the spectrum. Audience questions and discussion will be welcomed.
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Parent Workshop on Autism and Legal Guardianship 1/28

January 28, 2015
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Y.A.L.E. School Audubon campus and Y.A.L.E. School Autism Programs present:

Guardianship and Decision Making for Parents of Children with Autism

Featuring special education and disability expert attorneys from the law firm of Hinkle, Fingles & Prior. Read More »

Parent Workshop on Autism and Transition 1/21

January 21, 2015
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Y.A.L.E. School Audubon campus and Y.A.L.E. School Autism Programs present:

Transition to Adult Life for Parents of Children with Autism

Featuring special education and disability expert attorneys from the law firm of Hinkle, Fingles & Prior. Read More »

Y.A.L.E. School Autism Programs Present Jonathan Sabin of NJ DDD

December 4, 2014
6:00 pmto7:30 pm

Y.A.L.E. School Autism Programs present a special evening workshop for young adults on the autism spectrum and their parents:

Jonathan Sabin
Director, Office on Autism,
N.J. Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

Event Location

The Y.A.L.E. School Voorhees campus
1004 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043

Mr. Sabin will discuss the services and supports available through DDD to assist people on the autism spectrum in this free 90 minute workshop which is open to the public. Who is eligible to receive DDD services? What is the application process for services? What will the upcoming transition to a “fee-for-service” model mean for those who are already accessing services and supports via DDD? Find answers by attending this workshop! Read More »

Parent Training Workshop: Gastrointestinal Problems in Autistic Children With Dr. Ritu Verma MD

October 13, 2014
5:00 pmto6:30 pm

The Y.A.L.E. School Voorhees campus presents a special parent training workshop for parents and guardians of children with autism and autism spectrum disorders entitled “Gastrointestinal Problems in Children” with Dr. Ritu Verma, MD of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Read More »

Voorhees Campus Back To School Night

October 2, 2014
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Back to School Night event for parents and guardians of Y.A.L.E. School Voorhees campus students.

6:00-8:00 PM on Thurs. Oct. 2nd

Parents Only, please. RSVP to Nancy Long at (856) 346-0007 ext. 101

Y.A.L.E. Voorhees campus parent workshop: “Assessing and Treating Ritualistic and Stereotypic Behavior for Children with Autism”

June 11, 2014
5:30 pmto7:00 pm

Evening parent training workshop for parents and guardians of students attending a Y.A.L.E. School autism program, entitled “Assessing and Treating Ritualistic and Stereotypic Behavior for Children with a Diagnosis of Autism.”

Presented by:
Rachael Sautter, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Y.A.L.E. School Autism Programs Director of Educational Services
Melissa Luczkiewicz, M.S.Ed., BCBA, Y.A.L.E. School behavior analyst Read More »

Voorhees Graduation Ceremony

June 18, 2014

Graduation ceremony for students at the Voorhees campus

Voorhees campus student Prom

May 30, 2014

Annual Prom event for students at the Voorhees campus including select student guests from the Audubon and Deptford campuses

Voorhees campus Back to School Night

September 26, 2013
6:00 pmto7:30 pm

Back to School Night event for parents and guardians of Voorhees campus students.