Behavioral Strategies for the Home w/ Pierre Louis BCBA presented by Y.A.L.E. Northfield

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 […]

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 […]

Y.A.L.E. School’s March Guest Speaker Series: Sexuality Across the Autism Spectrum

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 […]

RESCHEDULED Autism and Sexuality: Encouraging Appropriate, Safe & Healthy Behaviors with Dr. Frank Cicero, PhD, BCBA

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, […]

Preparing the Next Generation of BCBAs

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 […]

Maintaining Good Behavior At Home: Tips for Reinforcing Your Child

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.

Autism Expert Peter Gerhardt Praises Y.A.L.E. School Programs for “Pushing the Envelope”

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 […]

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 […]

The Y.A.L.E. School Autism Program: Partnering with Rowan University for Training, Education, Consultation and Research

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. 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 […]

Meet the Y.A.L.E. School Professionals: Zora Berman

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,” […]

Y.A.L.E. School at the 2012 ABAI conference in Philadelphia

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 […]

Giving Students with Autism the Skills They Need to Get Through the Holidays

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 […]

Best Practice in Y.A.L.E. Classrooms

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: