Camp Ockanickon located in the New Jersey Pine Barrens is providing this year’s Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill High School students with an overnight experience. Frequently Asked Questions About the Camp Ockanickon Overnight Experience Q: What type of facility is it? A: The facility is an overnight camp in Medford, New Jersey; it has forests, trails, lakes, professionally built challenge […]
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Green Tech Activity Lab, where adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum have the opportunity to improve work-readiness skills through hands-on learning. Y.A.L.E School’s Green Tech Activity Lab provides an exciting and unique approach to pre-vocational instruction for high school and young adult students with autism spectrum disorders. We give our students an opportunity to improve their work-readiness skills with hands-on […]
Y.A.L.E. School partners with GreenVision Inc. helping to keep e-waste out of landfills Y.A.L.E. School has entered into a partnership with GreenVision®, a New Jersey-based non-profit offering students employment training and work skills in a growing area of the technology sector that benefits our planet and our communities. Students at Y.A.L.E.’s Ellisburg and Northfield campuses are accepting old electronics in […]
Developmental community mobility skills training and pre-driver competency for students ages 14–21 Y.A.L.E. School has always known that our students need independent community mobility training in order to participate in higher education, and to access employment and community resources—either by car or public transit. So we’ve always offered community-based instruction experiences with integrated mobility education. Now we’re blazing new trails […]
“Project SEARCH is honored to partner with YALE School to bring the Project SEARCH transition program to Cherry Hill. YALE represents exactly the kind of best practice organization that is able to take our model and make it shine in their community.” Erin Riehle, RN, MSN, NEA-BC Senior Director, Disability Services and Project SEARCH Y.A.L.E. School has embraced Project SEARCH, […]
Standard 9: 21st Century Life and Career Skills (S9) is a tiered high school transition program for students 18 to 21 years of age whose IEPs require additional support and training to prepare for adult roles. The program builds employment skills, adult living skills, and college readiness when higher education is anticipated. Y.A.L.E. School recognizes that all of our students need […]
Campus DescriptionY.A.L.E. School’s Audubon campus, located just off Routes 295 and 676, serves students 8 to 19 years of age with autism, autism spectrum disorders, or pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). The program operates classes in two buildings in public schools in Audubon. Younger students (8 to 14 years of age) attend classes in an elementary/middle school building, while […]
Campus DescriptionY.A.L.E. School’s Medford campus in central Burlington County off Route 70, serves students 5 to 14 years of age with social learning disabilities such as ASD, high-functioning autism, and ADHD. The program provides a full day of instruction with an extended school year program available. Student-teacher ratios are low, giving our teachers and staff the time and structure needed […]
Campus DescriptionY.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus is located in Atlantic County, just west of Atlantic City. The program serves students 5 to 21 years of age with one or a combination of emotional, behavioral, social, or learning disabilities. Some students may have a clinical diagnosis of anxiety disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (A.D.H.D.), mood, personality, obsessive-compulsive, or oppositional defiant disorders, and/or specific […]
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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 blog […]
Students at the Y.A.L.E. School Mansfield Township campus are launching into space with a collaborative Project Based Learning activity along with students from the Atlantic City public school district. The group of students in at the Y.A.L.E. Mansfield Township campus began the project by logging in to Google Documents to develop individual slide presentations about each planet in our […]
Y.A.L.E. School’s Ellisburg campus in Cherry Hill, New Jersey now offers GreenVision® electronics recycling services at our in-house student-run recycling center! The Ellisburg campus joins our Northfield campus which has offered the recycling program for several years. Similar to the recycling center at that location, students at the Ellisburg campus receive valuable work experience and a paycheck from this unique […]
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 […]
Y.A.L.E. School Northfield’s GreenVision Program has selected Scott P. Scott, Technology Coordinator for the Hamilton Township School District in Mays Landing New Jersey as the first recipient of the GreenVision Environmental Awareness Award. Mr. Scott has been employed by the Hamilton Township School District for the past 15 years. He is directly responsible for the oversight of all technology […]
One-size-fits-all is a convenient shortcut for manufacturing massive amounts of a product but teachers aren’t machines and students aren’t a hat or t-shirt to be churned out, assembly-line style. So why do so many schools and teachers still cling to old habits when it comes to curriculum, designing their lesson plans for a mythical “average student”? The idea that effective […]
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 […]
Americans love cars, and depending on where you live, they’re of critical importance because of the way our transportation system works. If you don’t live in an urban area with widespread public transit, driving is the only way to get to work, school, doctor’s office, the grocery store and other essential destinations. One of the many tricky decisions parents of young people […]
This year, as part of our annual Read Across America celebration of literacy, author Marc Tyler Nobleman visited our Cherry Hill campus where he presented an assembly for our students about the history and significance of comic book superheroes and the regular real-life people who first created them.
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 […]
Students in Ms. Lussier’s and Ms. McNamara’s classes made and decorated “rainsticks” inspired by Native American traditional musical instruments. Each student customized their own project and shared in a group exploration of rhythm and percussion.
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.
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 […]
In this video, we catch up with how things are going with the new Green Vision® school-to-work program at The Y.A.L.E. School Northfield and Williamstown campuses. GreenVision® provides an opportunity for students to gain employment skills while helping our environment by collecting, dismantling and recycling electronics, appliances and other e-waste. More info including how to donate your own used electronics […]
Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill students in the YTV video production school-to-work program went on a field trip to the Dorrance H. Hamilton Media Commons at WHYY TV 12 in Philadelphia. Students were treated to a tour of a professional television and radio broadcast facility where they were able to observe actual programming being produced in studio.
This year, students at the Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus showed that they were up for the challenge – the FIRST Tech Challenge! FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a nationwide robotics competition intended to help middle and high school students discover the excitement of science, technology, programming, engineering and math. It offers a traditional, yet competitive challenge with an accessible […]
Jeremy from Ms. Lippert’s classroom at the Cherry Hill campus teaches us how to do a simple origami project.
Introducing the topic of sexuality to a gym filled with high school teens and young adults might seem like a recipe for disaster. But on November 9th, Y.A.L.E. School students quickly stifled their giggles and listened attentively as Dr. Isabelle Hénault, an internationally respected educator, researcher and clinician specializing in Asperger’s and sexuality spoke to them.
Our YTV student video production crew captured this video of students in Ms. Lynn’s homeroom making Halloween-themed woodworking projects in the Industrial Arts shop at the Cherry Hill campus.
Several Cherry Hill classrooms participated in Stop Motion Animation class this summer as part of our Extended School Year Program and the resulting projects are on display on YouTube. Students worked in small groups to create short animated videos using laptops with iStopMotion animation software, webcams with tripods, and models or other small objects which could be easily manipulated. Once […]
Luke Mammel—a student in the Standard 9 Transition Concentration at Y.A.L.E.’s Cherry Hill Campus—loves music and loves to perform. He dreams of one day becoming a professional musician and children’s entertainer, so the staff set out to find him an audience.