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SAVE THE DATE: Workshops on transition and legal guardianship for parents of students with autism

Y.A.L.E. School’s Audubon campus and Y.A.L.E. School Assistant Director John Wilson will host disability and special education expert attorneys from the law firm of Hinkle, Fingles & Prior. The attorneys will present special workshops on the topics of transition, legal guardianship and protected decision-making for parents of children on the autism spectrum ages 14 through 21. Read More »

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 »

Helping NJ Parents Who Are “Navigating the Maze” of DDD

Voorhees DDD workshop 003Parents of children with disabilities in New Jersey can sometimes be overwhelmed with the complex system of state agencies, programs, and service providers which exist to help people with disabilities and their families. Accessing services and supports made available through Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) funded programs is an important part of most individuals’ transition plans, especially when students are approaching graduation and “aging-out” of the school system.

To help parents and educators make sense of it all, Jonathan Sabin, Director of DDD’s Office on Autism, presented a free workshop in cooperation with Y.A.L.E. School’s Autism programs entitled “Autism: Navigating Through the Maze” at our Voorhees campus. Attendees included Y.A.L.E. School parents and staff members, members of the community and representatives of local public school districts. Read More »

Save The Date! Jonathan Sabin Director of NJ DDD Office on Autism to Speak at Voorhees Campus

What happens when young adults with autism “age out” of the educational system in NJ? Many rely on the Division Of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) to help provide services and supports. It’s a topic that young adults on the autism spectrum and their parents NEED to know about and understand, and accessing services can be confusing. Soon, DDD will be implementing a new “fee-for-service” model and that will bring some big changes to the way people access and pay for services and support.

To address this topic, the Y.A.L.E. School autism programs are hosting an evening workshop with guest speaker Jonathan Sabin, Director of DDD’s Office on Autism on December 4th. This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP for tickets now on the event page.

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 »

Y.A.L.E. School at the 2014 Autism New Jersey Conference in Atlantic City

October 23, 2014toOctober 24, 2014

Come see the Y.A.L.E. School booth at the Autism New Jersey Conference at the Atlantic City Convention Center on October 23rd and 24th. We are proud to support Autism New Jersey at their 32nd annual conference! Stop by and say hello!

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 »

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 »

Y.A.L.E. Preschooler Included With Peers

Y.A.L.E. School Mullica Twp. campus studentOne of the many benefits of Y.A.L.E. School’s pioneering ‘school-within-a-school’ programs is the chance to receive highly specialized services within a public school, and the natural and easy opportunity for inclusive education.

For four-year-old Logan, a preschooler at Y.A.L.E.’s Mullica Township campus, that opportunity has meant new friendships and learning.

Earlier this year, Logan began spending part of his day in a public school preschool classroom, taking part in computers, circle time, art, P.E. and music. The classroom teacher, Miss Garvey, and her students have welcomed Logan and embraced him as part of the class. Read More »