Free workshop: Sexuality and Hygiene: for autism educators and caregivers

Y.A.L.E. School Voorhees and the Y.A.L.E. Autism programs present a free workshop in partnership with POAC for educators and caregivers of people with autism spectrum disorders. Sexuality & Hygiene for Developmental Disabilities – What Educators and Caregivers Need to Know About the Workshop Adolescence can be a difficult time for children and families, and can be especially difficult for children […]

PHOTOS: Green Tech Activity Lab students assemble some seasonal cheer

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 […]

That’s a wrap! GTAL offers gift wrapping services

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 

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 […]

Rutgers Autism paratransit study looking for adult participants

The Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University is looking for adults 18 years and older to participate in a research study on paratransit skills for people on the autism spectrum. Participants can earn up to $75 for completing the study. Information is in the flyer below. Autism Paratransit Assessment Flyer (PDF)

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 […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Y.A.L.E. School’s Audubon campus students make Easter Baskets to raise funds for school prom

Students on the autism spectrum who work at Y.A.L.E. School’s Green Tech Activity Lab recently proved to be “good eggs” when they collaborated to design, construct and decorate hand-made Easter baskets as part of a fundraiser for Y.A.L.E.’s annual student prom, held at the Voorhees autism campus. The students made “grass” for the baskets by shredding paper, which was then […]

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, […]

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 […]

Parent Workshop on Autism and Legal Guardianship 1/28

Y.A.L.E. School Audubon campus and Y.A.L.E. School Autism Programs present: Guardianship and Decision Making for Parents of Children with Autism Featuring special education and disability expert attorneys from the law firm of Hinkle, Fingles & Prior.

Parent Workshop on Autism and Transition 1/21

Y.A.L.E. School Audubon campus and Y.A.L.E. School Autism Programs present: Transition to Adult Life for Parents of Children with Autism Featuring special education and disability expert attorneys from the law firm of Hinkle, Fingles & Prior.

Helping NJ Parents Who Are “Navigating the Maze” of DDD

Parents of children with disabilities in New Jersey can sometimes be overwhelmed with the complex system of state agencies, programs, and service providers which exist to help people with disabilities and their families. Accessing services and supports made available through Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) funded programs is an important part of most individuals’ transition plans, especially when students are […]

Save The Date! Jonathan Sabin Director of NJ DDD Office on Autism to Speak at Voorhees Campus

What happens when young adults with autism “age out” of the educational system in NJ? Many rely on the Division Of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) to help provide services and supports. It’s a topic that young adults on the autism spectrum and their parents NEED to know about and understand, and accessing services can be confusing. Soon, DDD will be implementing […]

Y.A.L.E. School Autism Programs Present Jonathan Sabin of NJ DDD

Y.A.L.E. School Autism Programs present a special evening workshop for young adults on the autism spectrum and their parents: Jonathan Sabin Director, Office on Autism, N.J. Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) Event Location The Y.A.L.E. School Voorhees campus 1004 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043 Mr. Sabin will discuss the services and supports available through DDD […]

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 […]

Y.A.L.E. Preschooler Included With Peers

One of the many benefits of Y.A.L.E. School’s pioneering ‘school-within-a-school’ programs is the chance to receive highly specialized services within a public school, and the natural and easy opportunity for inclusive education. For four-year-old Logan, a preschooler at Y.A.L.E.’s Mullica Township campus, that opportunity has meant new friendships and learning. Earlier this year, Logan began spending part of his day […]

Workshop Event: Dr. Peter Gerhardt and Katie Curran “A Spectrum of Happiness: Fostering Resiliency, Flexibility and Optimism in Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum”

The Y.A.L.E. School presents a special evening workshop for parents, educators, and advocates entitled A Spectrum of Happiness: Fostering Resiliency, Flexibility and Optimism in Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum featuring Dr. Peter Gerhardt & Katie Curran. For any young person growing up, life has its ups and downs. The ability to ‘bounce back’ from mistakes, setbacks and disappointment is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dr. Rachael Sautter Presenting at FACES 4 Autism Conference at Richard Stockton College

Dr. Rachael Sautter Ph.D., BCBA-D, supervisor of The Y.A.L.E. School’s Voorhees campus is scheduled to appear at this year’s FACES 4 Autism Conference on March 13th at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Galloway. Dr. Sautter will present a special afternoon workshop called “Assessing and Treating Ritualistic and Stereotypic Behavior for Children with a Diagnosis of Autism: Using […]

Baby It’s Cold Outside: 5 Ways to Get Your Child Moving

Winter can be tough time to get in enough exercise for children on the autism spectrum with opportunities for outdoor fun reduced by cold weather. But there are some indoor activites you can try to promote movement, even during ice and snow season.

New Green Tech Activity Lab welcomes students

The Y.A.L.E. School is proud to announce its newest transition initiative: The Green Tech Activity Lab, where adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum will have the opportunity to improve work-readiness skills through hands-on learning. “The lab will provide students with meaningful work experience,” said John Wilson, Assistant Director at the Audubon campus. “It will allow our students to […]

Sense-ational Donation

Volunteers from American Water donated nearly a dozen “Sensory Bins” to the students at The Y.A.L.E. School’s Mullica Township campus. Each bin was filled with games, puzzles, bubbles, parachutes, toys, chalk, and beads, which can be used to help motivate students. During the AmerICANs in Action! Month of Service, employees across the business sector participate in community service projects. “My […]

Dreams Come True at Y.A.L.E School’s Voorhees Campus Prom

Prom. It is a rite of passage for many teens. This spring, the students at The Y.A.L.E. School’s Voorhees campus along with students from the Y.A.L.E. Audubon HS campus will enjoy dinner, dancing and dressing up as they arrive for the campus’s first prom. The theme, “When You Wish Upon a Star, Your Dreams Really Do Come True,’ was inspired […]