Autism Spectrum

Across three autism campus locations, we provide a consistent educational experience in order to ensure seamless services for our students. We offer ten month programs featuring low student-to-staff ratios, supervision by highly-trained BCBAs on staff, a comprehensive curriculum focusing on academic achievement and independence, intensive transition support, integrated and consultative speech services, support for families with regular workshops and parent training sessions, and an extended school year program in the summer.

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Emotional Support

Some students may have a clinical diagnosis of anxiety disorder, ADHD, mood, personality, obsessive-compulsive, or oppositional-defiant disorders, and/or specific learning disability. Most struggle with effective relationships with peers and adults. Students 14 years of age and older receive individualized transition planning and preparation. The program’s intensive school-to-work curriculum includes vocational planning and support, job skills training and mentoring, and practical on-the-job experience in the community.

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Social Learning

Our social learning campuses serve students 5 to 21 years of age with social learning disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, specific learning disabilities, emotional or social disabilities; and anxiety disorders. These programs provides a full day of instruction with an extended school year program available. Our “school-within-a-school” campuses located within public school buildings allow students the opportunity to interact with typical peers. All campuses offer transition planning and support, community-based instruction, regular workshops and parent trainings, related services and an extended school year program.

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Our admissions team

Contact our admissions team to learn more and schedule a tour, or request information via our online admissions questionnaire.

Karen Huber Admissions Coordinator
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What people say about Y.A.L.E.

Susan O.

“The Standard 9 Program is exactly what my son with Asperger’s needed after high school.  He has a high IQ but did not have adequate social skills or the perseverance and motivation to complete tasks that were not in his area of interest.  Since attending Y.A.L.E., he has grown in so many ways. He is taking college level courses and completing assignments without behavior outbursts. He is becoming a mature young man and is proud of his weekly job at the Insectatarium in Philly.  Just yesterday, he told me that his job coach has a good level of strictness and she is nice. He also said he is learning to not ask so many questions.  His teacher Mr. Laux understands him and has helped him to focus on his strengths and move forward.  I seriously have hope now and can see my son having a job and being more independent in the future.  He wants to become a support person in the home with people with autism.  The Standard 9 Program is giving him the opportunity and training to help his dreams come true.”

Pat and Rob D.

Parents

“Our daughter, now age 16, was in public school until the beginning of Grade 7 when she had a very serious episode of OCD/anxiety on top of her existing Asperger’s diagnosis. She spent the remainder of grade 7 getting home schooling from the district and started at Y.A.L.E.’s Medford campus in 8th grade. She was in a very, very fragile state when she began her schooling at Y.A.L.E.. We were extremely concerned about placement for her and looked at many options before selecting the program. From the onset, we felt that all the folks at Y.A.L.E. understood exactly what her needs were and how to help her. Every teacher and assistant she had at Medford was wonderful. She was able to transition into a classroom environment there, only because of the quality support she received.  (more…)

Think CARING

At Y.A.L.E. School, we believe that every student can reach his or her potential given the right instruction and the right environment. We provide evidence-based special education services—within a school-wide culture of optimism and understanding—to students 3 to 21 years of age with social, emotional, neurological, behavioral, and learning disabilities.

Think INDIVIDUAL

Y.A.L.E. School teachers bring compassion into the classroom, and use teaching methods that have been shown to work. Our challenging academics are individualized to meet each student at their own level and help them advance.

Think Y.A.L.E.

Since 1976, Y.A.L.E. School’s mission has remained consistent: To provide a structured, enriched, and safe environment that meets each student’s educational needs, and helps each student develop the knowledge and skills to become an independent and responsible citizen. At Y.A.L.E. School, we believe every student deserves high quality, evidence-based instructional strategies designed to promote meaningful progress.

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