PHOTOS: Ribbon cutting ceremony marks grand opening of new Standard 9 classrooms at Camden County Community College

Y.A.L.E.’s Standard 9 Scholars and Standard 9 Explorers tiers celebrated at the ribbon cutting ceremony for their new classrooms at Camden County College in the newly re-christened Washington Hall building. S9 Coordinator Genevieve Griffith contributed her remarks along with CCC’s Dean Margo Venable and Dr. Marge Hamilton, VP of Academic Affairs. Learn more about the S9 college transition program at: yaleschool.com/s9

PHOTO Gallery: Holiday Caroling and Cupcakes at Ellisburg Campus

Students at the Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg campus entertained their classmates by going around to each classroom to sing holiday songs. Led by music teacher Mr. Adam Witts, the “Carolers” were soon joined by school staff who joined in the fun. Later in the day the students decorated holiday cupcakes, which were judged against the cupcakes from other homerooms in a […]

Students harvest the delicious results of community gardening project

Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill students are taking learning outside the classroom and gaining new skills through gardening. As part of our school-to-work and community-based-instruction programs, three Standard 9 classrooms have been working with a horticulture therapist at the Pennsauken Community Garden and Y.A.L.E.’s own garden at the Cherry Hill campus. The plants were provided by the Camden Children’s Garden in […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Graduation 2015 Snapshots

Here is a collection of snapshots from this year’s graduation ceremonies at some of our campuses. More will be added soon! Share your graduation snapshots on with us on social media by tagging yaleschoolnj on Facebook or @yaleschool on Twitter. Congratulations to all of our graduates this year! Keep an eye on our website or subscribe to our e-newsletter for […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Ellisburg campus welcomes Cherry Hill Police Department

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 Chess Club, Cherry Hill HS West Chess Team Share Tactics, Teamwork

Creating opportunities for interaction with typical peers is one of the areas where Y.A.L.E. School is on the forefront of private special education. So it was not unusual for the students in Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill’s Chess Club to sit down with three varsity chess team members from Cherry Hill West High School over several afternoons in April for some […]

Y.A.L.E. Student Chess Prodigy To Compete in World Open

You may want to keep your king in the back row if you’re brave enough to challenge Jared Groder in a game of chess. Groder, a Yardley PA resident and a junior at Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus, has been playing chess since he was 11 years old. When asked about his inspiration for getting into the game of chess, […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Medford campus poetry jam

For the past two weeks the students in Ms. DiMarco’s class at the Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus have been learning about poetry. Each day the students learned about a new type of poem and then created their own. They learned about: Haiku, Diamante, Acrostic, Autobiographical, Cinquain and Limerick poems. To wrap up the unit on poetry students got to put […]

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Official Opening of Y.A.L.E. School’s Ellisburg Campus

Cherry Hill, NJ–Y.A.L.E. School, serving more than 500 students with a range of disabilities, has announced the opening of its newest campus in the Ellisburg section of Cherry Hill. The new campus, located at the former Queen of Heaven parochial school on Connecticut Avenue and NJ Route 70, serves students 5 to 21 years of age with learning, emotional and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Medford Campus Students Learn About Fire Prevention From Teacher and Local Firefighter

On Friday, October 10th, Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus’s own Ms. DiMarco brought in her own fire gear and educated the students on fire safety. DiMarco is a teacher at the Medford Kirby’s Mill School and also serves as a volunteer firefighter in the community. Ms. DiMarco spoke to the students about what items they shouldn’t play with because they are […]

Y.A.L.E School Student Athletes Win Gold Medals at Special Olympics 2014 USA Games

All of Mercer County was under a traffic alert as New Jersey hosted the U.S. Special Olympics Games, drawing close to 90,000 spectators, supporters, volunteers, and athletes from all over the United States. Four of those athletes were students from Y.A.L.E. School! “We are so proud of these young men, who made a huge commitment to their sports and showed […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Northfield Graduation 2014

Students at the Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus gathered together with their families and Y.A.L.E. School staff members on June 20th, 2014 to wish congratulations to the graduating class of 2014 and to celebrate their accomplishments.

VIDEO: Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill Robotics Club Visits Philly Robotics Expo

Students in Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill’s Robotics Club attended the annual Philly Robotics Expo on the University of Pennsylvania campus. The event was hosted by Philadelphia Central High School’s RoboLancers team and The GRASP Lab of UPenn at the new Singh Center for Nanotechnology building.

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 […]

VIDEO: Standard 9 Transition Students Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Burlington County

Earlier this fall, Y.A.L.E. School Standard 9 transition students from Mr. Laux’s classroom began volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Cinnaminson, NJ. The ReStore is run by the Burlington County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity® and offers donated home furnishings, fixtures, building materials & supplies, and other household items at sharp discounts. The ReStore is staffed entirely by […]

Photo Gallery: The Magic “C” Bunny Visits Cherry Hill Lower School Classroom

Students in Ms. Lussier’s classroom at The Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill were treated to a special visit from the Magic “C” Bunny, the Handwriting Without Tears® mascot, during their weekly handwriting group. Science teacher Karla Curry accompanied the Magic “C” Bunny to the classroom and answered all kinds of questions about how to raise and care for a pet rabbit. […]

Team Y.A.L.E. Walks for Autism Speaks

More than a dozen staff and students from three Y.A.L.E. School campus locations — Audubon, Mullica Township, and Voorhees — joined forces with tens of thousands of other autism advocates on May 18 for the ‘Walk Now for Autism Speaks.’ The nation’s largest grassroots autism walk raises millions for research. Team Y.A.L.E., this year donning neon tee shirts, has been […]