Y.A.L.E. School Mansfield Township Campus

Campus Description

Y.A.L.E School’s Mansfield Township campus, located in northwestern Burlington County, just off Route 295 and the New Jersey Turnpike, serves students 8 to 14 years of age with social learning disabilities such as Asperger’s disorder (Asperger's syndrome), high-functioning autism, and ADHD. The program provides a full-day educational program, with extended school year services available. Small classes and low student-teacher ratios give teachers and staff the time and structure needed to provide individualized instruction.

The Mansfield Township campus operates in a modern public elementary/middle school building, allowing students to interact with typical peers.

Because many students with Asperger’s struggle with writing and reading comprehension, the program emphasizes critical thinking and reasoning skills. To help with reading and writing, each student is provided with a personal Alphasmart NEO word processor.

Most students at our Mansfield Township campus are on grade level—some are gifted—but many have learning disabilities associated with Asperger’s.

Y.A.L.E. School Mansfield Township Team Leader:

Fred Gruber, M.Ed. - Assistant Director at Y.A.L.E. School’s Mansfield Township campus.

Fred joined the Y.A.L.E. School family of programs in 1985 as a teacher assistant and has been with the school since that time. 

He earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his master’s degree in special education from Antioch University. He served on the adjunct faculty at the College of New Jersey and served on the evaluation team for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

With more than three decades of experience working with students with disabilities in both self-contained and inclusive special education program, Fred is committed to data-driven instruction and intervention.

The Mansfield Township campus offers:

  • Low student-to-staff ratio
  • Small classes limited to nine students
  • Highly-qualified teachers
  • Small group instruction
  • Data-based instruction and intervention
  • Positive behavior support system
  • Opportunities for interacting with typical peers
  • Highly individualized and behaviorally-based motivational systems
  • A sensory friendly classroom
  • Instruction in pragmatic language
  • Direct instruction in social skills using evidence-based strategies
  • A curriculum stressing academics, writing, and reading comprehension, critical thinking and reasoning, and social and community skills
  • Speech therapy, as required by the student’s IEP
  • Frequent trips and activities in the community
  • Non-competitive physical education (swimming, karate, yoga) both at the school and in the community
  • Community-based instruction
  • Frequent communication between school, home, and the student’s home district
  • An extended school year program

Mansfield Township Campus Details
AddressMansfield Township Elementary School
200 Mansfield Road East Columbus, NJ 08022
Phone(609) 678-4020
Fax(609) 654-4524
AdmissionsKaren Huber
(856) 482-5252 ext. 150
EmailEmail this campus
Age range8 to 14
DiagnosesSocial and learning disabilities, Asperger’s, specific learning disabilities, emotional and/or social difficulties, anxiety disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mood, personality, and/or obsessive-compulsive disorders
TypeSchool-within-a-school

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Testimonials about Y.A.L.E. Mansfield Township

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…)

Donna C.

Parent

Last night, my son Mitchell had his first Boy Scout den meeting since before the holiday break. Naturally, the boys were excited to see each other and were all full of energy… While the other boys were running around yelling and chasing each other, my son listened to the leader and was the most well-behaved boy there. This is unprecedented behavior for him and I chalk it up to the instruction at Y.A.L.E. and the reduction in stress and anxiety in his life as a result of the curriculum and homework load. Thank you.”

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