VIDEO: International video “pen pals” project at Y.A.L.E. Medford campus Students at the Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus are sharing video diaries with typical peers at an international school in China! Tying together Social Studies, English, and technology, the project uses an iPad app to let the students record videos introducing themselves to their counterparts on the other side of the globe. The videos are then uploaded to a class […]

Y.A.L.E. Medford middle schoolers “unearth” the biology of worms

Students at the Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus at Medford Memorial Middle School are involved in various STEM-related lessons throughout the course of the year which lead up to our annual Science Fair in the spring. This month, Ms. Bonnette’s class of seventh graders learned about biology, anatomy, and science lab safety by dissecting earthworms. 

Medford campus collecting donated care package items for troops as part of school-wide effort

Y.A.L.E. School’s Medford campus is collecting donations to send to troops serving overseas. Please see the flyer below for a list of needed item. There will be a collection box under the glass display across from the main office. Items will be collected until Friday, January 29th Questions please email our program secretary at Thank you for your support!! Care […]

VIDEO: Medford campus students put science skills to the test with Bridge Break project

Each year, Mr. Jason James of the Y.A.L.E. School Mansfield Township and Medford campuses leads the annual Bridge Break experiment for science classes at the Medford campus and invited public school students from the Medford Memorial Middle School to participate. Y.A.L.E. students were tasked with designing and building a bridge using popsicle sticks. Then each student’s bridge is subjected to […]

VIDEO: Medford campus Science class launches model rockets

Rockets away! 7th graders at the Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus got a hands on experience this marking period in Science class. In conjunction with a unit on space exploration and NASA rockets, students built model rockets and launched them on campus. Proper construction was stressed to ensure a clean ignition and a straight flight pattern. All of the the launches […]

Medford campus students collect tabs for Ronald McDonald House in Camden

This year Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus students in Ms. DiMarco’s class participated in a year-long service project. Students collected tabs from aluminum cans to donate to the Ronald McDonald House of South Jersey. Tabs were brought in by students and a collection bin was also placed in the Kirby’s Mill School teachers’ lounge.

PHOTO GALLERY: Medford campus poetry jam

For the past two weeks the students in Ms. DiMarco’s class at the Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus have been learning about poetry. Each day the students learned about a new type of poem and then created their own. They learned about: Haiku, Diamante, Acrostic, Autobiographical, Cinquain and Limerick poems. To wrap up the unit on poetry students got to put […]

Medford campus students publish an original story book

Students from Ms. DiMarco’s class at the Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus are now “published” authors and illustrators. In the beginning of this school year, two Medford campus classrooms went on a community-based learning trip to nearby Johnson’s Farm. Each student hand-picked four apples and one pumpkin before enjoying an exhilarating hayride. The students enjoyed the outing so much that Ms. […]

Medford Campus Students Learn About Fire Prevention From Teacher and Local Firefighter

On Friday, October 10th, Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus’s own Ms. DiMarco brought in her own fire gear and educated the students on fire safety. DiMarco is a teacher at the Medford Kirby’s Mill School and also serves as a volunteer firefighter in the community. Ms. DiMarco spoke to the students about what items they shouldn’t play with because they are […]

Medford Campus Students Enjoy The Magic Of Reading

On April 25th the students at the Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus enjoyed magician and motivational speaker Ken Northridge. Northridge brought his message of character education and conflict resolution to Y.A.L.E. students at the Kirby’s Mill school in Medford during a recent assembly presentation.

Digital Database of Learning Helps Students, Parents and Teachers

Jason James, a master teacher at Y.A.L.E. School’s Medford, Mansfield Township and Northern Burlington campus locations, has made learning and homework more accessible and more fun! He has created an online resource so parents and students can review specific lessons through video.

New Literary Journal Launches At Y.A.L.E. School Mansfield Twp And Medford Campuses

This spring The Y.A.L.E. School Mansfield Township and Medford campuses began a new creative activity for its students: a literary journal entitled The Y.A.L.E. School Review. The Review will publish writing and artworks by students in grades six through eight, highlighting their creativity and allowing them to share their artistic abilities with their peers. The Y.A.L.E. School Review joins the […]

Y.A.L.E. School Medford Campus Expands Program at Kirby’s Mill Elementary School

For more than a decade, The Y.A.L.E. School has been educating students with disabilities through a pioneering “school within a school” model. With four public school partners – Audubon, Mansfield Township, Medford, and Mullica Township, — Y.A.L.E. provides highly specialized services to students on the autism spectrum and related disabilities in school buildings with their non-disabled peers. Due to demand, […]

Y.A.L.E. School Medford Campus Featured in Medford Central Record Newspaper Article

The Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus was featured this week in an article published in the Medford Central Record newspaper, written by Judy Cohen Minches. The story highlights the unique partnership between the Y.A.L.E. School and The Medford Township Public School District that offers a uniquely effective hybrid of specialized, evidence-based instruction and interventions for students with Asperger’s within the environment […]

iPad Technology Offers Multiple Dimensions for Learning and Differentiated Instruction

Apple’s iPad, one of the most sought-after educational tools of the twenty-first century, is changing the way teachers teach and students learn. No longer “receivers” of information, now students can enjoy a dynamic relationship with teachers—and the curriculum—as knowledge passes back and forth, facilitated by the iPad, a technology not much larger than a standard workbook. Last fall, The Y.A.L.E. […]

Meet the Y.A.L.E. School Professionals: Dr. Mieke Goossens

For some people, there is a clear and direct course that leads to their occupation. For others, there’s no clear path. For Dr. Mieke Goossens, (pronounced Mee-ka Go-zens), the school psychologist at Y.A.L.E.’s Medford and Mansfield Township campuses, situations and options unfolded in unexpected ways to bring her to work with students with Asperger’s.

The video game conundrum for students with Asperger’s

For children with Asperger’s disorder, the social world is fraught with unpredictability, hidden rules, and ambiguity. As educators, we work to clarify this complex world and give students tools they need for social competency. We teach them safe and reasonable problem-solving strategies to manage the intricacies of human social interactions.

New opportunities for students at Y.A.L.E.’s Medford campus

After a long-standing and amicable relationship with the Medford Lakes school district, our Medford campus elementary and middle school classrooms have relocated to nearby Medford Township. Now, three Y.A.L.E. middle school classrooms are housed in Memorial Middle school and one elementary classroom is located at Kirby’s Mill Elementary.

The Y.A.L.E. Medford Lakes campus is moving

Beginning in September of the 2011-2012 school year, the Y.A.L.E. Medford Lakes campus will be relocating to the town of Medford, NJ. Our campus will be housed inside the Medford district’s school buildings. More information about the move will be posted here once the transition process is further along. Stay tuned!

New Perspectives on Scrapbooking

Those who love, care for, befriend, and teach children with Asperger’s disorder or similar social communication deficits are familiar—and yes, even comfortable—with their particular, idiosyncratic, and often pedantic conversational styles. As the adults in their lives, we become proficient at supporting, guiding, and redirecting their interactions with us, adjusting our interests to accommodate their preferred topics and areas of expertise. […]