This March, more than 300 athletes, coaches and support delegates will head to Abu Dhabi and represent Special Olympics USA at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games! Among that group will be 3 athletes from New Jersey, Miranda Mendoza, Jane Clark, and Christopher Wines… continue reading at sonj.org. For all Y.A.L.E. School news, subscribe to our newsletter.
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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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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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 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 […]
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 […]
Y.A.L.E.’s Ellisburg and Northfield campuses showed their appreciation for deployed U.S. troops by participating in 107.9 Nash Icon’s “100,000 Thank You’s” movement. This radio station in Nashville, Tennessee wanted to make U.S. soldiers feel appreciated this holiday season with 100,000 thank you cards from across the country. Y.A.L.E.’s Ellisburg and Northfield campuses took on the challenge and made as many […]
For young adults on autism spectrum, jobs program opens up new dreams When Laini Sohn started her internship at Kennedy Health’s Cherry Hill campus last month, the 21-year-old seemed willing enough to work and learn. Still, her supervisor Carol Nilsen wasn’t quite sure what to expect. “I didn’t know what she was capable of,” Nilsen said. “I gave her […]
Y.A.L.E.’s Standard 9 Scholars and Standard 9 Explorers tiers celebrated at the ribbon cutting ceremony for their new classrooms at Camden County College in the newly re-christened Washington Hall building. S9 Coordinator Genevieve Griffith contributed her remarks along with CCC’s Dean Margo Venable and Dr. Marge Hamilton, VP of Academic Affairs. Learn more about the S9 college transition program at: yaleschool.com/s9
https://vimeo.com/164291387 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 […]
Tim Elmer, a student from the Y.A.L.E. School Standard 9 program was invited along with a few other young people with autism spectrum disorders to present an award at the annual FACES 4 Autism conference in Galloway NJ. Elmer, 19 from Egg Harbor Township, says that he has been attending FACES 4 Autism events for several years but this was […]
https://vimeo.com/162701912 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 […]
Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus student Chyaira Palmer, 17, of Vineland, has been invited to participate in the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders, a three-day summer camp program to be held on June 29th 2016 in Boston. Chyaira has outstanding grades in science at Y.A.L.E. School Northfield and an interest in STEM careers.
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.
New Partnership Prepares Students with Disabilities for Jobs Y.A.L.E. School to Host Information Forum and Open House Cherry Hill, NJ – Many students with disabilities are faced with grim employment prospects as they transition to life after high school. At Y.A.L.E. School educators are preparing to launch Project SEARCH, a nationally acclaimed employment program for students with autism and related […]
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 […]
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 email@example.com Thank you for your support!! Care […]
Students at the Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg campus entertained their classmates by going around to each classroom to sing holiday songs. Led by music teacher Mr. Adam Witts, the “Carolers” were soon joined by school staff who joined in the fun. Later in the day the students decorated holiday cupcakes, which were judged against the cupcakes from other homerooms in a […]
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 […]
Greetings from GTAL at the Ellisburg Campus! It’s been a busy holiday season, here at Green Tech Activity Lab! The students have really outdone themselves with several special seasonal projects, while managing their normal workload. Along with taking some time out of their busy schedules to wrap some gifts for staff members, our Green Tech students assembled the Y.A.L.E. School […]
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 […]
Stephen Neff, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, Brings Expertise to Local Private School Ellisburg, NJ – Y.A.L.E. School, a private school serving students with disabilities in New Jersey for more than 35 years, is proud to announce Mr. Stephen Neff, M.Div., MSN, APRN-BC, NP, has joined the staff of their Ellisburg Campus. A Board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, Neff will provide school-based psychiatric services […]
Y.A.L.E. School Northfield students donated 428 of their “Y.A.L.E. Bucks” rewards to “Shop with a Cop,” an event where uniformed police officers and volunteers assist under-privileged children with their holiday shopping, free of charge to the child and their families. Our staff (and their loved ones) turned the donated Y.A.L.E. Bucks into real cash which was given to Shop with […]
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 […]
Photos from the 2015 Thanksgiving feast luncheon at the Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg campus!
Do you need holiday gifts wrapped this season? You probably didn’t know that the Audubon campus offers gift wrapping services at Green Tech Activity Lab! Our students will wrap your gifts for you. We also design and produce hand-made holiday greeting cards! For more info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 […]
Meet Y.A.L.E. Philadelphia’s clinical psychologist Dr. Adam Berman at this Friday’s ASCEND Conference in Horsham PA. Dr. Berman will be at our table in the exhibitor’s area. Learn more about Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia and our Y.A.L.E. School programs in NJ. Registration for the ASCEND conference is still available online at: https://ascend.memberclicks.net