Y.A.L.E. School Cedar Creek Campus

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Campus Description

Y.A.L.E. School’s Cedar Creek campus, located near the Atlantic City Expressway in Atlantic County New Jersey serves students 14 to 18 years of age with one or a combination of social and learning disabilities, such as high-functioning autism, Asperger’s disorder (Asperger's syndrome), Social Communication Disorder, specific learning disabilities, or emotional and/or social difficulties. Some students may have a clinical diagnosis of anxiety disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (A.D.H.D.), mood, personality, and/or obsessive-compulsive disorders.

The Y.A.L.E. School Cedar Creek campus operates inside Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, NJ. Cedar Creek is a public high school founded in 2010 and is part of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District.

Y.A.L.E. School Cedar Creek Team Leaders:

Barry Walker, B.A., - Campus Supervisor at Y.A.L.E.’s Mullica Township and Cedar Creek Campuses.

Barry joined the staff at Y.A.L.E. School's Northfield campus in 2000, where he worked with students with social and behavioral difficulties for more than a decade.  In 2012, he moved to the Mullica campus’s school-within-a-school program serving students on the autism spectrum. He was instrumental in establishing the Cedar Creek program.

Barry holds a bachelors degree in Marketing from Stockton College and has studied special education at Rowan University.

A career educator, Barry has found his passion working with students on the autism spectrum.

The Egg Harbor City campus offers:

  • Low student-to-staff ratio
  • Small classes limited to 6-8 students
  • Highly qualified, NJDOE Certified, dually certified teacher
  • Highly trained teacher assistant(s)
  • Exposure to and inclusion in public high school experiences (where appropriate)
  • Rigorous high school academic curriculum
  • Ongoing consultation with Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and/or School Psychologist
  • Counseling and related services offered by Y.A.L.E. to be arranged based upon the IEP
  • Regular communication between school, home and the student’s home district

Students will possess the requisite skills (academic/social/emotional) to participate in selected related arts classes such as lunch, physical education, music, art, technology etc. with support from the Y.A.L.E. staff. The Y.A.L.E. students will be invited to participate in and/or observe school clubs and activities such as sporting events, assemblies, plays and other events throughout the school year. This “school within a school” program will offer the benefits of varying levels of exposure to typical high school students and is designed to promote increased confidence in social and peer relationships leading to college acceptance or workplace readiness upon graduation.

Cedar Creek Campus Details
Address1701 New York Ave. Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Phone(856) 528-9640
Fax
AdmissionsKaren Huber
(856) 482-5252 ext. 150
EmailEmail this campus
Age range14-18
DiagnosesADHD, anxiety disorders, "Asperger's", Autism spectrum disorders, emotional disabilities, Social Communication Disorder, or specific learning disabilities
TypeSchool-within-a-school

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Testimonials about Y.A.L.E. School Social Learning

Karen and Stephen S

Parents

There are not enough words to truly convey the level of gratitude that we have as a family for the services, education and support that our son has received while being at Y.A.L.E. School Mansfield Township campus. Once we arrived, we truly felt that we had all been given a second chance to help our son love school and rebuild his confidence and self-worth.

Y.A.L.E has given him the tools to succeed, and to build on in all aspects of his life. We have changed and grown so much as a family from the consistency, unconditional acceptance and dedication of the team at Y.A.L.E, and we will always be grateful, much more than we could ever say.”

Patricia and Mark H.

Parents

“Our son’s experiences in public school were extremely stressful, both in self-contained and inclusion settings, exacerbated by the inexperience of teachers and administrators in dealing with children on the autism spectrum. He would have frequent meltdowns.

Since he came to Y.A.L.E. we have seen significant progress in his ability to self-regulate his emotions and behaviors at home, in the classroom and in outside social settings. As a result, he is able to learn and retain his academic lessons much more than in the public district setting.  (more…)

Judi S.

Parent

“Thanks to the intensive efforts of the teachers, therapists, advisors and other staff at Y.A.L.E. School, students are prepared to become productive members of the community. My daughter is nearly 21, about to graduate from Y.A.L.E. School, where she has thrived since the sixth grade. She is participating this year in Project SEARCH, a highly innovative work-site internship program for young adults with intellectual and developmental difficulties that the Y.A.L.E. School has pioneered in our area in cooperation with local disability agencies. In short, I simply do not know where my daughter and our family would be without Y.A.L.E. School for the last 10 years.” 

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