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VIDEO: Medford campus students put science skills to the test with Bridge Break project

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 […]

ASPEN Holiday Party

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE ELLISBURG CAMPUS Holiday party for the Camden/Burlington county chapter of ASPEN NJ family issues parent group for members. More info and membership available at aspennj.org

ASPEN meeting

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE ELLISBURG CAMPUS Meeting of the Camden/Burlington county chapter of ASPEN NJ family issues parent group for members. More info and membership available at aspennj.org

Rocket launch

VIDEO: Medford campus Science class launches model rockets

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 […]

YALE School DriveSafety and Drive Fit

VIDEO: Mobility Matters — On the Road to Independent Driving and Community Mobility

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 […]

ASPEN Meeting

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE ELLISBURG CAMPUS Meeting of the Camden/Burlington county chapter of ASPEN NJ family issues parent group for members. More info and membership available at aspennj.org

ASPEN meeting

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE ELLISBURG CAMPUS Meeting of the Camden/Burlington county chapter of ASPEN NJ family issues parent group for members. More info and membership available at aspennj.org

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 […]

Autism and Sexuality: Self-Esteem, Relationships, Safety, and Risks, with Amy Gravino

Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill Presents: Autism and Sexuality with Amy Gravino and Kristin Pragle This presentation will focus on sexuality experiences, issues and concerns prevalent in the teenage and young adult, higher level of independence, autistic population. Topics will include: Legal pitfalls and sex-specific evaluations, puberty, self-esteem/self-worth/body image, crushes, dating, online dating, intimacy, sexual safety and empowerment, and break-ups/heartbreak. Registered […]

Y.A.L.E. School at the Fall ASPEN Conference

Come out and greet Y.A.L.E. School staff members at the annual ASPEN Fall Conference in Iselin, NJ November 2nd! We will be on hand to talk with attendees about our programs and services for students on the autism spectrum. Keynote presenter Alex Plank will be there too! SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014 8:00AM-4:30PM Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark (Formerly Hilton Woodbridge) 120 […]

Learning to Bounce Back: Experts Talk About Resiliency in Students and Young Adults

More than 60 parents and educators braved torrential rains and wind to hear autism experts Dr. Peter Gerhardt and Katie Curran discuss strategies to enhance resiliency and happiness at the Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus. The program, A Spectrum of Happiness: Fostering Resiliency, Flexibility and Optimism in Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum, provided an overview of research in the […]

Digital Database of Learning Helps Students, Parents and Teachers

Jason James, a master teacher at Y.A.L.E. School’s Medford, Mansfield Township and Northern Burlington campus locations, has made learning and homework more accessible and more fun! He has created an online resource so parents and students can review specific lessons through video.

NYT Article: “Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney”

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind shares an adapted section of his book “Life, Animated” in a recent New York Times article describing how his son Owen began to understand the world around him using Disney movies as a guide: It’s as if Owen had let us in, just for an instant, to glimpse a mysterious grid growing inside […]

Disability Law Expert S. Paul Prior, Esq. to Speak at Y.A.L.E. School, Guide Families as They Plan for the Future of a Child with Autism

Y.A.L.E School will host disability law expert S. Paul Prior, Esq. Prior, who has a brother with autism, will share legal and financial planning strategies to help parents ensure that children with disabilities graduate from school with the skills, supports and connections they need to be successful adults. “As a brother of someone with autism, I know first hand how […]

ASPEN NJ Chapter Meeting / Guest Speaker

Burlington/Camden county ASPEN chapter meeting. Topic: Take Five Program and College Preparation for Asperger’s Speakers: Kristin Pragle, MSW, LSW, Take Five Program Director, and Margaret “Peggy” Chapman, Assistant Director, Y.A.L.E. School

Y.A.L.E. Assistant Director Margaret Chapman Quoted In Magazine Article On Relationships & Sexuality

Y.A.L.E. Assistant Director Margaret Chapman was quoted in a new article for People & Families Magazine published by the New Jersey Council On Developmental Disabilities. The article, entitled “Forging a Life of Love, Intimacy, and Connection” describes the challenges people on the autism spectrum face when navigating intimacy and romantic relationships. The article also mentions several tips for parents of […]

Y.A.L.E. School “On Cue” Speaker Dr. Mieke Goossens Addresses ASPEN Chapter

Recently, Dr. Mieke Goossens, School Psychologist at the Y.A.L.E School Medford and Mansfield Township campuses spoke to parents and professionals involved with the Burlington County ASPEN group about the educational process of transitioning students from self contained to mainstream settings. She highlighted the hidden curriculum within mainstreamed settings and the necessity of teaching social and executive skills to be successful in the […]

Dr. Mieke Goossens to Present at ASPEN Chapter Meeting

Dr. Mieke Goossens of the Y.A.L.E. School Medford and Mansfield Township campuses will give a presentation to the Burlington/Camden County chapter of ASPEN on November 28th at 7:00 PM. The presentation is entitled “Educational Opportunities for Students with Asperger’s In and Out of Mainstream Settings.” You can learn more at the ASPEN Burlington/Camden County webpage.

Learning by Doing at Y.A.L.E. School Mansfield Township

Project-based instruction has always been appealing to students with Asperger’s Syndrome, because it brings multiple modalities to instruction, and makes learning come to life. At Y.A.L.E. School’s Mansfield Township campus, middle school students get the chance to design a hypothetical business, and in so doing, reach across the curriculum as they tie their ideas together. This year, student entrepreneurs are […]

Register Now For Free Lecture With Dr. Isabelle Hénault

Online registration is now open for Approaching Intimacy: The Developmental Challenges of Sexuality and Asperger’s with Dr. Isabelle Hénault, author of Asperger’s Syndrome and Sexuality: From Adolescence through Adulthood on November 8th and 9th. This free two-part lecture for educators, health professionals, and parents of teens and young adults with Asperger’s will focus on managing emotions, developmental stages, friendship, dating […]

The Y.A.L.E. School Presents Dr. Isabelle Hénault

  Approaching Intimacy: The Developmental Challenges of Sexuality and Asperger’s. A two-part series for parents of teens and young adults with ASD. The Y.A.L.E. School Presents: Dr. Isabelle Hénault, author of Asperger’s Syndrome and Sexuality: From Adolescence through Adulthood on November 8th and 9th, 2012 at the Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus in Cherry Hill NJ (Google Maps). This free […]

OPINION: Autism, Asperger’s and Bullying

By Karen Huber At The Y.A.L.E School, intake interviews often begin by asking students and parents why they are leaving their public school. Quite often, the answer is a sad and sometimes horrific story of bullying and social isolation in mainstream classes. There is evidence to support this: a new study in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine shows […]

Save the Date! Y.A.L.E. Presents Dr. Isabelle Hénault November 8th and 9th 2012

Y.A.L.E. Presents: Dr. Isabelle Hénault, author of Asperger’s Syndrome and Sexuality: From Adolescence through Adulthood on November 8th and 9th. This two-part lecture for parents of teens and young adults with Asperger’s will focus on managing emotions, developmental stages, friendship, dating and intimacy, and problem behavior strategies.

Y.A.L.E. School Appearing At The 15th Annual Spring ASPEN Conference This Weekend!

This Sunday, April 29, in Iselin, New Jersey, The Y.A.L.E. School will continue its long-standing commitment to supporting the Asperger Syndrome Support Network of New Jersey (ASPENNJ) and its mission at the Spring ASPEN Conference. This year marks the 15th year of ASPENNJ’s advocacy, education, and support of people with Asperger’s syndrome and their families.

Y.A.L.E. School Appearing at ASPEN NJ Spring Conference

Representatives from the Y.A.L.E. School will attend the annual ASPEN NJ Spring Conference. Please visit our booth in the vendors hall where our staff members will be on hand to meet the public, answer questions, and provide information about the Y.A.L.E. School’s many campuses and program options. Sunday, April 29, 2012 Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, NJ 08830