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 […]
Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus presents a free workshop open to the public: Understanding the Financial Aid Process with guest speakers Bill Rabbitt and Matt Mulhern of College Funding Services Inc. Topic: Explaining and giving practical useful information in applying for and receiving financial aid based on need. About the Presenters: College Funding Services (CFS) was founded in 2005. CFS was designed […]
95% of teens (12-17) are online and 1/3 of these teens have been cyberbullied. Learning to recognize the warning signs of these risks will allow you to intervene and lessen potential negative impacts. Children whose parents and guardians regularly talk to them about personal safety are more likely to exhibit responsible behavior on their own. An officer from the NJ […]
Parent Training Night: Autism & Medication Presented by: Dr. Andrew Levitas, M.D., Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM): Mental Health Center for Intellectual Disabilities & Department of Psychiatry For parents and guardians of Y.A.L.E. School autism program campuses. Not open to the public. Please RSVP to Nancy Long by Thursday, March 24th by calling 856-346-0007 x101 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Light refreshments will be provided.
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 […]
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 […]
Y.A.L.E. School presents a special evening workshop for educators and recent education graduates: Get Up to Speed with Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom with: Katie Novak, Ed.D. Nationally and internationally recognized UDL trainer and author of “UDL NOW: A Teacher’s Monday-Morning Guide to Implementing Common Core Standards using Universal Design for Learning” Katie Novak will present a concise […]
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 […]
This month Officer Renee Houlihan, community relations officer for the Township of Cherry Hill police department, visited the Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg campus to meet our students. Officer Houlihan met with Ms. Lynn’s and Ms Saha’s elementary classrooms. Officer Houlihan spoke with the students about all of the things that police officers do in the community. She explained to the children that […]
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, […]
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 […]
UPDATE: This event was previously scheduled to occur in February and has been moved to April. Y.A.L.E. School presents a special evening workshop on the topic of transition to adult life for students with disabilities: Planning For A Successful Life After High School: Supports and Services to Maximize Independence Featuring special education and disability expert attorneys from the law firm […]
Y.A.L.E. School’s Audubon campus and Y.A.L.E. School Assistant Director John Wilson will host disability and special education expert attorneys from the law firm of Hinkle, Fingles & Prior. The attorneys will present special workshops on the topics of transition, legal guardianship and protected decision-making for parents of children on the autism spectrum ages 14 through 21.
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.
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.
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 […]
Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill presents a workshop on Thursday, Dec. 11th 7:00‐8:00 PM Toni Gramigna, M.S.W., L.S.W. NJ Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) DVRS provides a wide range of individualized services to assist persons with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and/or maintain employment consistent with their strengths, priorities, needs, abilities, and capabilities. Specific […]
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 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 […]
The Y.A.L.E. School Voorhees campus presents a special parent training workshop for parents and guardians of children with autism and autism spectrum disorders entitled “Gastrointestinal Problems in Children” with Dr. Ritu Verma, MD of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Whether in school, the workplace, or in the community, preventing harassment, intimidation, and bullying is a major concern for parents and educators of children with ASDs. Children on the autism spectrum or with social learning differences face unique challenges when it comes to recognizing and reacting to bullying. They may be unaware of what bullying is, the forms that it […]
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 […]
The Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus presents a parent workshop entitled: “Raising Adolescent Boys” with Dr. Buzz Mingin. At this meeting you will learn how to build your son’s self confidence and learn ways to instill accountability to promote personal responsibility. Participants will learn how to set goals with their son to promote achievement and personal success in the future.
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 […]
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 […]
The Y.A.L.E. School presents guest speaker S. Paul Prior, Esq. of Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, who will deliver an evening workshop for parents and educators entitled Planning for a Self-Directed Life: Getting the Support You Need and Paying For It on Thursday March 27th from 7–9 PM at the Cherry Hill campus. Parents will learn how to identify, access and […]
The Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus presents an evening workshop for parents entitled “Ensuring your child’s future success in school: The parents’ role in Individual Education Plan meetings” on Monday, January 27th from 6:00-8:00PM. School Psycholigists Ebony Cox and Glenn Martins will discuss topics related to IEP planning meetings and present strategies and information for parents to help them navigate the […]
The Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus recently marked “Children’s Mental Health Day” with a creative program that drew over one hundred students and guests. The event was covered by local TV station NBC40. Working in close cooperation with the Atlantic Cape Family Support Organization, students participated in confidence-building activities, lectures on mental health and a drum circle led by Mike Veny, […]