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 […]
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 […]
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’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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
The PTO at the Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus invited special needs attorneys from Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, Attorneys at Law, to speak about planning for the future. The attorneys shared these tips for parents of children with disabilities about estate planning:
Introducing the topic of sexuality to a gym filled with high school teens and young adults might seem like a recipe for disaster. But on November 9th, Y.A.L.E. School students quickly stifled their giggles and listened attentively as Dr. Isabelle Hénault, an internationally respected educator, researcher and clinician specializing in Asperger’s and sexuality spoke to them.
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 […]