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 […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Y.A.L.E. School’s Audubon campus students make Easter Baskets to raise funds for school prom

Students on the autism spectrum who work at Y.A.L.E. School’s Green Tech Activity Lab recently proved to be “good eggs” when they collaborated to design, construct and decorate hand-made Easter baskets as part of a fundraiser for Y.A.L.E.’s annual student prom, held at the Voorhees autism campus. The students made “grass” for the baskets by shredding paper, which was then […]

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 […]

Y.A.L.E. Preschooler Included With Peers

One of the many benefits of Y.A.L.E. School’s pioneering ‘school-within-a-school’ programs is the chance to receive highly specialized services within a public school, and the natural and easy opportunity for inclusive education. For four-year-old Logan, a preschooler at Y.A.L.E.’s Mullica Township campus, that opportunity has meant new friendships and learning. Earlier this year, Logan began spending part of his day […]

Baby It’s Cold Outside: 5 Ways to Get Your Child Moving

Winter can be tough time to get in enough exercise for children on the autism spectrum with opportunities for outdoor fun reduced by cold weather. But there are some indoor activites you can try to promote movement, even during ice and snow season.

Sense-ational Donation

Volunteers from American Water donated nearly a dozen “Sensory Bins” to the students at The Y.A.L.E. School’s Mullica Township campus. Each bin was filled with games, puzzles, bubbles, parachutes, toys, chalk, and beads, which can be used to help motivate students. During the AmerICANs in Action! Month of Service, employees across the business sector participate in community service projects. “My […]

Team Y.A.L.E. Walks for Autism Speaks

More than a dozen staff and students from three Y.A.L.E. School campus locations — Audubon, Mullica Township, and Voorhees — joined forces with tens of thousands of other autism advocates on May 18 for the ‘Walk Now for Autism Speaks.’ The nation’s largest grassroots autism walk raises millions for research. Team Y.A.L.E., this year donning neon tee shirts, has been […]

Photo Gallery: Y.A.L.E. School Mullica Township Celebrates April “Bubbles 4 Autism” Awareness Event

Students and staff at the Y.A.L.E. School Mullica Township campus joined approximately 900 Mullica Township school district students, parents, and staff for “Blow Bubbles 4 Autism” blowing bubbles and forming a huge “autism awareness ribbon” shape on the school’s field (pictured in overhead view below). “Blow Bubbles 4 Autism” is a worldwide April Autism Awareness Month event intended to help […]

10th Annual “Bubbles For Autism” at Y.A.L.E. School Mullica Township

On Monday, April 22nd at 1:00 PM Mullica Township School and Y.A.L.E. School will be participating in an Autism Awareness Ribbon Formation activity in honor of Autism Awareness Month and Bubbles For Autism. They will be marking out a ribbon pattern on the middle school field for grades 1-8. There will be a photo taken from the roof while in […]

OPINION: ABA & Inclusion – Finding the Balance

by John Barnard M.Sc.Ed., BCBA First, the good news: Research in the late 1980s demonstrated that intensive intervention delivered through a systematic comprehensive curriculum could result in dramatic outcomes for children with autism. This gave parents and educators much-needed optimism. It also gave clinicians a detailed set of strategies that continue to serve as a theoretical and conceptual foundation for […]

Opinion: For Most, Autism is a Life Long Condition

By John Barnard, M. Sc. Ed., BCBA A recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reported that some children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may outgrow symptoms as they grow older. This type of news may seem encouraging to many families but, based upon my personal experiences, I worry about the long-term implications.

Meet the Y.A.L.E. School Professionals: Jacquelyn Nowak

Even before she left college, Jacquelyn Nowak knew she would teach children with autism. While a student at Towson University, Jaci worked as an assistant at a summer program for children with autism. “I worked alongside an amazing teacher and fell in love with my job,” said Jaci. Each summer, she returned to the same class – an experience that […]

Snowflakes for Newtown

The tragic events in Connecticut earlier this month left our nation shocked and saddened. Among those who lost their lives at the Sandy Hook Elementary School were special educators, and children with disabilities, including at least one child with autism. So when leaders at Sandy Hook Elementary School asked the public to create a “Winter Wonderland” of paper snowflakes for […]

New Campus Now Open in Mullica Township

After several successful years, our Hamilton Township campus has been relocated to nearby Elwood in Mullica Township NJ. The new Y.A.L.E. School Mullica Township Campus opened within the Mullica Township Primary School building at the beginning of the 2012 Extended School Year program on July 9th. To learn more about this campus, including updated address and contact info, please visit […]

Y.A.L.E. School Hamilton Township Campus to Relocate to Mullica Township

Y.A.L.E. is pleased to announce that beginning July 5th, our Hamilton Township campus will enter a new incarnation, as the school-within-a-school for students with autism moves to nearby Mullica Township, at 500 Elwood Road in Mullica, NJ. “We are excited and pleased to continue serving students with autism in the South Jersey community as we move into partnership with the […]

Y.A.L.E. autism program expands, opens two new campuses

by Dr. Rachael Sautter The Y.A.L.E. School autism program has grown and expanded since 1997. Since its inception, it has been devoted to applying the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to instruction for children with a diagnosis of autism. ABA is a data based and analytical discipline devoted to the understanding and improvement of human behavior, and all interventions […]