DVDs of Cherry Hill Talent Show 2015 are here!

Parents/guardians of students at the Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill campus can now request a copy of the June 2015 Talent Show on DVD. Each family may request one free copy, additional copies are $5 each. Use our DVD order form to request your copy. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery or pickup at the Cherry Hill office.


Copies of Cherry Hill Lower School Graduation 2015 on DVD now available

Families of Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus students may now order DVD copies of the video from our 2015 Lower School Graduation ceremony. Families of each graduate may receive one copy for free, additional copies are $5 each. Please use our online DVD order form to place your request.

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 […]

Cherry Hill Campus Upper School Graduation 2015 Video Now Available

Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill Class of 2015 graduates or their parents may now order a DVD copy of the video from our 2015 Upper School Graduation ceremony. Each student may request one free copy, additional copies are $5 each. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. (Lower School graduation video and other event videos available for order soon) Order now using […]

Superheroes Inspire Students at Cherry Hill Campus ESY Program

If you were to walk down the halls of Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus, you would see classroom doors decorated with pictures of heroes, comic book characters, and other crime-fighting role models. “Marvel at our super kids!” one door has displayed. Students and teachers alike are excited about this summer’s program theme: superheroes.

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 […]

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:

Rutgers Autism paratransit study looking for adult participants

The Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University is looking for adults 18 years and older to participate in a research study on paratransit skills for people on the autism spectrum. Participants can earn up to $75 for completing the study. Information is in the flyer below. Autism Paratransit Assessment Flyer (PDF)

VIDEO: Cherry Hill Lower School Occupational Therapy Sensory Stations

Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill campus Lower School students explored sensory stations and recorded their preferences, as part of a Zones of Regulation® lesson. The curriculum, designed to foster self-regulation and emotional control, is used as part of Y.A.L.E. School’s social skills classes. Staff members from our Occupational Therapy and Counseling services collaborated to offer the lesson which aims to strengthen our […]

Save the date for Alumni Night 2015

Attention, Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill and Standard 9 grads: Alumni Night 2015 is happening on January 9th 2015. We need your input to help plan it! Go to our Y.A.L.E. School Alumni website and let us know where you want to meet up!

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 […]

Cherry Hill Students Celebrate Through Service Learning

Students at Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus showed that they are “Neighbors Who Care” by taking part in a unique program designed to help low income residents in the nearby community of Lindenwold. The effort is part of a service-learning initiative across the Y.A.L.E. School’s ten campus locations. The initiative is designed to teach character and compassion and strengthen the […]

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 […]

VIDEO: Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill Robotics Club Visits Philly Robotics Expo

Students in Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill’s Robotics Club attended the annual Philly Robotics Expo on the University of Pennsylvania campus. The event was hosted by Philadelphia Central High School’s RoboLancers team and The GRASP Lab of UPenn at the new Singh Center for Nanotechnology building.

Overnight Experiences Teach Independence

This year, teens at the Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus are “headed for the hills” to build transition skills. The “hills” are the hills of Manayunk, a vibrant residential section of Philadelphia, and home to Y.A.L.E. School’s newest transition service. Y.A.L.E.’s Manayunk Overnight Experience gives students a chance to practice IEP transition skills in a home and community setting.

VIDEO: Standard 9 Transition Students Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Burlington County

Earlier this fall, Y.A.L.E. School Standard 9 transition students from Mr. Laux’s classroom began volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Cinnaminson, NJ. The ReStore is run by the Burlington County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity® and offers donated home furnishings, fixtures, building materials & supplies, and other household items at sharp discounts. The ReStore is staffed entirely by […]

Unearthing Better Social Skills

Students from The Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill Campus took part in a unique social skills program coordinated through the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia. Using a high interest activity – in this case, paleontology – Philadelphia area psychologists Dr. Eric Mitchell and Dr. Carol Moog taught the students social cooperation and problem solving. Working alongside a […]