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

Tracy M.

Parent

“He was welcomed by Y.A.L.E. staff and all of the students and within the first week I saw such a positive change in him that it brought me to tears.

The field trips, which are part of teaching the children social skills, have been so helpful and his behaviors in public settings have improved greatly.

The staff at Y.A.L.E. is an unbelievable group of very special people who truly care about children and teaching. I have so much respect for what all of you give to this program and I am very grateful for Anthony’s overall progress.”

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…)

Allison P.

Parent

My son began attending Y.A.L.E. School Mansfield Township following a disastrous second-grade year in public school. Significant behavioral outbursts were an almost daily occurrence for him in public school; at Y.A.L.E. School they are nonexistent, which is a change I attribute in large part to the school’s innovative behavioral program.

I am thrilled with the high quality academic program at Y.A.L.E. School, including the small class sizes, the individualized instruction and the well-balanced curriculum. But what really distinguishes Y.A.L.E. School is the exemplary teachers. Without exception, the teachers at Y.A.L.E. School are among the very best teachers any of my four children have ever had.”

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