Y.A.L.E. School assistant director and Audubon campus supervisor John Wilson and school psychologist and Cedar Creek campus supervisor Glenn Martins were recently quoted in a front page article from the winter/spring issue of Promising Futures. The newsletter, published by the non-profit organization ASAH, is aimed at school districts and educators. In the article, both Wilson and Martins comment upon the ways that private schools like Y.A.L.E. partner with local school districts to offer unique “school-within-a-school” programs aimed at combining specialized private educational services and opportunities for interaction with similarly-aged neurotypical peers.
From the article:
At Y.A.L.E. School’s Audubon campus, students with autism are valued members of the school community at two local public schools. “Our middle school students recently took part in – and won – a school-wide poster contest on the prevention of bullying,” said John Wilson, campus supervisor. “And at our high school campus, one of our seniors was voted prom king by his public school classmates,” he added.
“We can help public school leaders build capacity in order to better serve students who may not need a private school program, but who need extra supports,” added Glenn Martins. “These partnerships are a win-win situation. The private school benefits, the local school benefits, and most of all, the students–both with and without disabilities–benefit.”
Issues of Promising Futures are available to download at www.asah.org