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 […]

Y.A.L.E. School’s Glenn Martins presents at inaugural ParentCamp South Jersey

On November 15th 2014, Glenn Martins, school psychologist and Y.A.L.E. School Assistant Director from Y.A.L.E.’s Cedar Creek campus, was one of the invited speakers at the inaugural ParentCamp South Jersey which took place at the William Davies Middle School in Mays Landing New Jersey. This “un-conference” was attended by over one hundred participants, including parents and educators who were interested […]

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 […]

Raising Boys: Advice from Dr. Buzz Mingin

The Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus recently hosted Dr. Buzz Mingin as he presented a parent and teacher workshop entitled “Raising Adolescent Boys.” “Helping our families at home is a big part of the work we do at Y.A.L.E.,” said school psychologist and Y.A.L.E. assistant director Glenn Martins. “Consistency is so important in the lives of our students, so we do […]

Dr. Buzz Mingin Gives Tips For Parents On Raising Adolescent Boys At Evening Workshop

On Thursday evening April 10th, Dr. Buzz Mingin conducted a parent and teacher workshop entitled: Raising Adolescent Boys at the Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus. The workshop was focused on strategies for helping teens and young adults be successful in school with an eye towards graduation and transition to life and career. Dr. Mingin offered the following tips for parents during […]

Parent Advocacy: 3 Tips for Future Success

Earlier this winter, leaders at Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus presented a free forum: Ensuring Your Child’s Future Success in School. Here are some tips from speakers Ebony Cox and Glenn Martins: Strive to be a partner with the school in your child’s education. Trust and respect by all parties will contribute to your child’s success. At the IEP meeting, inform […]

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 […]

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.

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.

Tips for Easing Into “Back to School” Routines for Students with Disabilities

Contact your child’s teacher early in the year if you have questions or concerns. Do not wait and hope things “work themselves out.” Set home routines and follow them. Students (and parents) do best when there are predictable routines and schedules for meals, homework, bedtime and play. Use a family calendar — a white board, chalkboard or app — to […]

Fewer Tricks, More Treats: Halloween Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

Halloween festivities don’t have to be a horror show — handle holidays happily with these tips for parents of kids with autism and Asperger’s: 1. Get Ready – Use pictures, YouTube videos and books to help your child learn more about Halloween and the activities associated with it. It may help to develop a personal social story. Keep the costume […]