Y.A.L.E. School’s Transition Program Fosters Student Success

Cherry Hill – The educators at Y.A.L.E. School, a private school serving students with autism, Asperger’s, ADHD and other social learning challenges, are celebrating the accolades recently received by Matthew Brennan, a 2016 Y.A.L.E. graduate. The American Staffing Association recently honored Matthew as the Engineering, IT and Scientific Sector All-Star. Upon graduating from Y.A.L.E., Matthew began a contract position at a […]

Tips from our Teachers: Community Outings

This tip comes from Dr. Rachael Sautter, who is the Director of Educational Services for the Y.A.L.E. School Autism Program: Community outings are an important part of life, but may involve challenges for children with autism spectrum disorder. There are several ways to prepare for community outings and maximize their positive and beneficial elements. One way to plan a meaningful […]

Compassion and Volunteering

  Nicole Speigel, a Child Study Team member at Y.A.L.E.’s Cherry Hill campus, has a heart for volunteering in the community. A successful triathlon competitor, Speigel has spent the past three years racing. In her most recent triathlon with the IRONMAN Foundation, Speigel traveled to Puerto Rico to compete and volunteer her time to Hurricane Maria victims on the island. […]

Bernard Hopkins spoke at Y.A.L.E. Ellisburg

                        Professional boxer, Bernard Hopkins, visited our Ellisburg Campus to speak to our students about being the best version of themselves. Read more about this event by clicking the link below.  

Students at our Northfield Campus Build a Tiny House with a Big Purpose

Students at our Northfield Campus Build a Tiny House with a Big Purpose Last year, Tom Witcraft, the Teacher of Carpentry at Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield Campus, initiated a “tiny house” project to increase students’ experience with STEM and to build their 21st Century Skills. A tiny house is just that – a home that is low in cost and typically between […]

Math is Fun at Y.A.L.E.

Students across Y.A.L.E. School campuses are falling in love with mathematics. This fall, Mary Henderson, the new Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, introduced iReady Math, a supplemental curriculum used in math classes. iReady Math’s interactive, computer-based program incorporates math problems into everyday scenarios, making learning relevant and engaging. Math games allow students to practice and reinforce skills. “I have seen […]

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