Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus presents: Behavioral Strategies for the Home with: Pierre Louis, BCBA from Brett DiNovi and Associates This presentation will review the four functions of behavior and ways to link the functions to behavioral strategies in the home. Participants will have the opportunity for small group discussion. This event is free and open the public, parents, caregivers, professionals, and educators. Light […]
Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg presents an evening workshop for parents and professionals: Why Behavior Problems Occur? An overview of ABA and Clinical Services Presented By: Joe Kendorski, MS, BCBA Kristin O’Lexy, MSW, LCSW Buzz Mingin, Ph.D.
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 […]
Each year, Y.A.L.E. School invites expert speakers to discuss topics of interest to families, educators, and other professionals involved in the field of disabilities. This winter, Y.A.L.E. School’s Autism and Social Learning programs will host two special events focused on the topic of sexuality and sexual development in adolescents on the autism spectrum. Both events offer professional development credits or […]
NEW DATE: Friday March 27th. All tickets will be honored on the rescheduled date. Previously registered attendees will receive notice via email. Y.A.L.E. School Autism Programs present a special full-day intensive workshop for parents and professionals: Autism and Sexuality: Encouraging Appropriate, Safe & Healthy Behaviors with Dr. Frank Cicero, PhD, BCBA at Camden County College in Blackwood, NJ Parents, educators, […]
Dr. Rachael Sautter’s commitment to the field of autism and applied behavior analysis goes beyond the doors of the Y.A.L.E. School; it reaches into the future. Sautter, director of Y.A.L.E. School’s Voorhees campus for students with autism, and an adjunct faculty member at Rowan University, provides supervision for professionals who are working to become board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs). Sautter […]
With longer holiday breaks just ahead, parents have asked what they can do to prevent behavioral regression in their child with autism. The following tips from John Wilson, BCBA, supervisor at the Y.A.L.E. School’s Audubon campus, will help moms, dads and other caregivers promote and maintain their child’s positive behavior at home.
Earlier this spring, nationally-recognized autism and transition expert Dr. Peter Gerhardt visited The Y.A.L.E. School Audubon and Mullica Township campuses, and met with teachers and parents. Here is what he had to say about the program: I have been consistently impressed with the adolescent and transition programs at Y.A.L.E. While maintaining a solid commitment to evidence-based intervention, they regularly ‘push […]
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 […]
Ever wonder how educators learn how to teach complex skills to students with autism? Renee Horvath, a teacher at The Y.A.L.E. School Audubon campus, is a graduate student at Rowan University studying Applied Behavior Analysis. Her work with teens with autism at Y.A.L.E. prompted her to initiate a research study to look at how best to teach students how to […]
The Y.A.L.E. School’s Voorhees campus is training a new generation of educators to work with students who have autism. Through an on-going collaboration with Rowan University, The Y.A.L.E School has been serving as a practicum site for undergraduate and graduate students in the University’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program. Each semester, one or two practicum students work about 10 hours […]
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 […]
Zora Berman, M.A., recently joined the leadership team at The Y.A.L.E. School. She provides behavioral support to the teachers and students with autism at The Y.A.L.E. School’s Audubon campus. “I am thrilled to be part of The Y.A.L.E. School community and am deeply honored to be a part of the team that ensures the continued success of the Audubon campus,” […]
In January, representatives from the Y.A.L.E. School attended the annual Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Autism conference in Philadephia. This year’s conference topic was Science-Based Social and Communication Strategies in Autism. ABAI is one of the leading national organizations for people involved with behavior analysis. Y.A.L.E. staff members met the public and ABA professionals at our exhibit table where […]
As you bustle about getting ready for the holidays, imagine for a moment being a child with autism: the stranger with a white beard and a red fur coat is terrifying, new foods present a sensory overload, music is too loud, lights are too bright, and riding in the car or traveling a new route can provoke a tantrum. While […]
Effective special education requires great teaching. The Y.A.L.E School is on the cutting edge of best practice, working to integrate proven strategies into the classroom. Here are three of the evidence-based teaching strategies we are using: