Y.A.L.E. School News & Events

Archive of all articles tagged: Asperger’s

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 »

Autism and Sexuality: Self-Esteem, Relationships, Safety, and Risks, with Amy Gravino

March 18, 2015
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill Presents: Autism and Sexuality
with Amy Gravino and Kristin Pragle

This presentation will focus on sexuality experiences, issues and concerns prevalent in the teenage and young adult, higher level of independence, autistic population.

Topics will include: Legal pitfalls and sex-specific evaluations, puberty, self-esteem/self-worth/body image, crushes, dating, online dating, intimacy, sexual safety and empowerment, and break-ups/heartbreak.

Registered guests can receive 2 ASAH Professional Development Hours Read More »

Y.A.L.E. School at the Fall ASPEN Conference

November 2, 2014

Come out and greet Y.A.L.E. School staff members at the annual ASPEN Fall Conference in Iselin, NJ November 2nd! We will be on hand to talk with attendees about our programs and services for students on the autism spectrum. Keynote presenter Alex Plank will be there too!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014 8:00AM-4:30PM
Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark
(Formerly Hilton Woodbridge)
120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, NJ 08830

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 »

Digital Database of Learning Helps Students, Parents and Teachers

Jason James, a master teacher at Y.A.L.E. School’s Medford, Mansfield Township and Northern Burlington campus locations, has made learning and homework more accessible and more fun! He has created an online resource so parents and students can review specific lessons through video. Read More »

NYT Article: “Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney”

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind shares an adapted section of his book “Life, Animated” in a recent New York Times article describing how his son Owen began to understand the world around him using Disney movies as a guide:

It’s as if Owen had let us in, just for an instant, to glimpse a mysterious grid growing inside him, a matrix on which he affixed items he saw each day that we might not even notice. And then he carefully aligned it to another one, standing parallel: The world of Disney.

Read the entire article on the New York Times website: Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney

Disability Law Expert S. Paul Prior, Esq. to Speak at Y.A.L.E. School, Guide Families as They Plan for the Future of a Child with Autism

Y.A.L.E School will host disability law expert S. Paul Prior, Esq. Prior, who has a brother with autism, will share legal and financial planning strategies to help parents ensure that children with disabilities graduate from school with the skills, supports and connections they need to be successful adults.

“As a brother of someone with autism, I know first hand how much of a challenge is it for families to make the transition from school to adult life. In my work as an attorney, I help parents plan ahead and avoid common mistakes,” said Prior, a partner with Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, Attorneys at Law.

The two hour program, “Planning for a Self-Directed Life: Getting the Support You Need and Paying for It”, is designed for parents, educators and other advocates. It will take place on March 27 from 7 to 9 PM at the Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus, located at 2127 Church Road in Cherry Hill. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Read More »

ASPEN NJ Chapter Meeting / Guest Speaker

February 26, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Burlington/Camden county ASPEN chapter meeting. Topic: Take Five Program and College Preparation for Asperger’s
Speakers: Kristin Pragle, MSW, LSW, Take Five Program Director, and Margaret “Peggy” Chapman, Assistant Director, Y.A.L.E. School

Y.A.L.E. Assistant Director Margaret Chapman Quoted In Magazine Article On Relationships & Sexuality

Y.A.L.E. Assistant Director Margaret Chapman was quoted in a new article for People & Families Magazine published by the New Jersey Council On Developmental Disabilities. The article, entitled “Forging a Life of Love, Intimacy, and Connection” describes the challenges people on the autism spectrum face when navigating intimacy and romantic relationships. The article also mentions several tips for parents of children on the spectrum about how to talk about sexuality and relationships from expert Dr. Isabelle Hénault.

You can read the full article online at the NJCDD website here, and learn more about the topic of Asperger’s and sexuality from Dr. Hénault in our article, Having A Frank Discussion — Dr. Isabelle Hénault Talks To Students About Sexuality And Asperger’s (including video and more tips for parents).

ASPEN chapter meeting

December 18, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

ASPEN NJ Burlington/Camden County chapter meeting at the Cherry Hill campus.