Northfield ESY class visits the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine

Did you ever wonder what happens to a seal or dolphin that is injured or becomes ill? What types of sharks live near the New Jersey coast? Why are there so many aggressive green head flies in Brigantine, New Jersey? The students attending the Y.A.L.E. School Northfield Extended School Year program had all of these questions answered and more when […]

Students harvest the delicious results of community gardening project

Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill students are taking learning outside the classroom and gaining new skills through gardening. As part of our school-to-work and community-based-instruction programs, three Standard 9 classrooms have been working with a horticulture therapist at the Pennsauken Community Garden and Y.A.L.E.’s own garden at the Cherry Hill campus. The plants were provided by the Camden Children’s Garden in […]

Summer at Y.A.L.E. School 2015

To find out what’s happening at Y.A.L.E. School during our Extended School Year programs, look us up on social media. Our special guest intern Rebecca will be posting fun photos and more to our Facebook, Twitter and (new!) Instagram accounts. You can also subscribe to our monthly e-Newsletter, which will resume in September. Y.A.L.E. School on Facebook Y.A.L.E. School on […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Graduation 2015 Snapshots

Here is a collection of snapshots from this year’s graduation ceremonies at some of our campuses. More will be added soon! Share your graduation snapshots on with us on social media by tagging yaleschoolnj on Facebook or @yaleschool on Twitter. Congratulations to all of our graduates this year! Keep an eye on our website or subscribe to our e-newsletter for […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Ellisburg campus welcomes Cherry Hill Police Department

This month Officer Renee Houlihan, community relations officer for the Township of Cherry Hill police department, visited the Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg campus to meet our students. Officer Houlihan met with Ms. Lynn’s and Ms Saha’s elementary classrooms. Officer Houlihan spoke with the students about all of the things that police officers do in the community. She explained to the children that […]

Y.A.L.E. School Chess Club, Cherry Hill HS West Chess Team Share Tactics, Teamwork

Creating opportunities for interaction with typical peers is one of the areas where Y.A.L.E. School is on the forefront of private special education. So it was not unusual for the students in Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill’s Chess Club to sit down with three varsity chess team members from Cherry Hill West High School over several afternoons in April for some […]

Y.A.L.E. Student Chess Prodigy To Compete in World Open

You may want to keep your king in the back row if you’re brave enough to challenge Jared Groder in a game of chess. Groder, a Yardley PA resident and a junior at Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus, has been playing chess since he was 11 years old. When asked about his inspiration for getting into the game of chess, […]

Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill students and staff featured in Philadelphia Inquirer article

Who says teens don’t pay attention to the news?? Here’s a wonderful article about the “10 for 10” Currents Events Challenge at our Cherry Hill campus in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer South Jersey section. Kudos to our teachers and students (and parents), who have some great quotes in the story. Christie Prushinski said she has seen a change in son Bobby, […]

Mobility matters at Y.A.L.E. School

In fall of 2015, expanded mobility training will begin for all students at the Cherry Hill campus. The new developmental mobility skills training and preparation initiatives will promote personal independence, increase community participation and expand employment possibilities for students as they progress towards college and careers. Some of the key aspects of this new programming will include:

PHOTO GALLERY: Dr. Frank Cicero presents full day workshop hosted by Y.A.L.E. School

Y.A.L.E. School’s Autism programs hosted Dr. Frank Cicero of the Eden II Autism Program in New York for an all-day intensive workshop addressing autism and sexuality. Guests arrived at the Civic Hall auditorium on the Camden County College campus in Blackwood, NJ where they were greeted by Y.A.L.E. School staff members and students from the Standard 9 transition program. The […]

Y.A.L.E. School’s March Guest Speaker Series: Sexuality Across the Autism Spectrum

Each year, Y.A.L.E. School invites expert speakers to discuss topics of interest to families, educators, and other professionals involved in the field of disabilities. This winter, Y.A.L.E. School’s Autism and Social Learning programs will host two special events focused on the topic of sexuality and sexual development in adolescents on the autism spectrum.  Both events offer professional development credits or […]

Y.A.L.E. School’s John Wilson and Glenn Martins quoted in front page story of ASAH newsletter

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 […]

Announcing our newest campus, Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg

For close to 40 years, Y.A.L.E. School has been proudly serving students with disabilities. Now with eleven campus locations throughout southern New Jersey, our Williamstown campus will be re-locating to the Cherry Hill area. The new Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg campus, located on Connecticut Avenue in the Ellisburg section of Cherry Hill, is a two story brick school building that will […]

Parent Workshop on Autism and Legal Guardianship 1/28

Y.A.L.E. School Audubon campus and Y.A.L.E. School Autism Programs present: Guardianship and Decision Making for Parents of Children with Autism Featuring special education and disability expert attorneys from the law firm of Hinkle, Fingles & Prior.

Parent Workshop on Autism and Transition 1/21

Y.A.L.E. School Audubon campus and Y.A.L.E. School Autism Programs present: Transition to Adult Life for Parents of Children with Autism Featuring special education and disability expert attorneys from the law firm of Hinkle, Fingles & Prior.

Helping NJ Parents Who Are “Navigating the Maze” of DDD

Parents of children with disabilities in New Jersey can sometimes be overwhelmed with the complex system of state agencies, programs, and service providers which exist to help people with disabilities and their families. Accessing services and supports made available through Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) funded programs is an important part of most individuals’ transition plans, especially when students are […]

Y.A.L.E. School’s Glenn Martins presents at inaugural ParentCamp South Jersey

On November 15th 2014, Glenn Martins, school psychologist and Y.A.L.E. School Assistant Director from Y.A.L.E.’s Cedar Creek campus, was one of the invited speakers at the inaugural ParentCamp South Jersey which took place at the William Davies Middle School in Mays Landing New Jersey. This “un-conference” was attended by over one hundred participants, including parents and educators who were interested […]

Save The Date! Jonathan Sabin Director of NJ DDD Office on Autism to Speak at Voorhees Campus

What happens when young adults with autism “age out” of the educational system in NJ? Many rely on the Division Of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) to help provide services and supports. It’s a topic that young adults on the autism spectrum and their parents NEED to know about and understand, and accessing services can be confusing. Soon, DDD will be implementing […]

Flu Season – When to Keep Your Student Home From School

The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines…

Updated calendars for the 2014-2015 school year are now available for download

Download and print school year calendars for each of our campuses for the 2014-2015 school year on our Calendars & Forms for Parents page. All calendars are in PDF format. School calendars are also distributed to parents as part of the printed Student-Parent Handbook at the beginning of the school year. Go to the Calendars & Forms for Parents page

Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia: New Campus Opening Soon in Manayunk, PA

Y.A.L.E. School, a state approved private school with nearly 40 years of success in serving students with autism and other learning differences, is pleased to announce its newest campus location in Philadelphia. Located in the vibrant community of Manayunk, Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia will offer an environment dedicated to cultivating the strengths, interests, and abilities of students on the autism spectrum […]

Register now for the ASPEN NJ Fall Employment Weekend Workshop Series in October

The Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus will host ASPEN NJ members for ASPEN’s Employment Weekend Workshop series starting October 18th and 19th. This interactive, 2-day workshop is presented by Barbara Bissonnette, author of The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome and the Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: A Neurotypical’s Secrets for Success.

Opening This Fall: Y.A.L.E. School Cedar Creek Campus

Y.A.L.E. School is pleased to announce our newest “school within a school program” at Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey. Final approval is pending, but we anticipate opening September 2014. A pioneer in the field of special education, Y.A.L.E. School is one of the few state approved private schools that operates programs within a public school, […]

Y.A.L.E School Student Athletes Win Gold Medals at Special Olympics 2014 USA Games

All of Mercer County was under a traffic alert as New Jersey hosted the U.S. Special Olympics Games, drawing close to 90,000 spectators, supporters, volunteers, and athletes from all over the United States. Four of those athletes were students from Y.A.L.E. School! “We are so proud of these young men, who made a huge commitment to their sports and showed […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Northfield Graduation 2014

Students at the Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus gathered together with their families and Y.A.L.E. School staff members on June 20th, 2014 to wish congratulations to the graduating class of 2014 and to celebrate their accomplishments.

Slam Dunk! Medford Students Raise Funds for American Heart Association

Students at Y.A.L.E. School’s Medford campus dribbled, sky-hooked, and alley-ooped their way toward raising $1,600 for the American Heart Association. The Association’s Hoops for Heart national fundraising program promotes heart-healthy living and community service. “The event was terrific because our students not only got some exercise, they learned the value of community service and were empowered to contribute back to […]

Learning to Bounce Back: Experts Talk About Resiliency in Students and Young Adults

More than 60 parents and educators braved torrential rains and wind to hear autism experts Dr. Peter Gerhardt and Katie Curran discuss strategies to enhance resiliency and happiness at the Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus. The program, A Spectrum of Happiness: Fostering Resiliency, Flexibility and Optimism in Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum, provided an overview of research in the […]