Mobility Matters: Promoting Independence in the Community for Young Adults with Special Needs including ASD and ADHD An Evening Workshop Presented by Y.A.L.E. School Parents, child study team members, transition coordinators and community guests invited. Introduction: Meghan Hoopes, MS, OTR/L, Y.A.L.E. School Occupational Therapist Presenters: Johnell Brooks, Ph.D, Human Factors Psychologist and Associate Professor at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive […]
New Partnership Prepares Students with Disabilities for Jobs Y.A.L.E. School to Host Information Forum and Open House Cherry Hill, NJ – Many students with disabilities are faced with grim employment prospects as they transition to life after high school. At Y.A.L.E. School educators are preparing to launch Project SEARCH, a nationally acclaimed employment program for students with autism and related […]
Y.A.L.E. School’s Ellisburg campus in Cherry Hill, New Jersey now offers GreenVision® electronics recycling services at our in-house student-run recycling center! The Ellisburg campus joins our Northfield campus which has offered the recycling program for several years. Similar to the recycling center at that location, students at the Ellisburg campus receive valuable work experience and a paycheck from this unique […]
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 […]
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 email@example.com
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 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 […]
In fall of 2015, expanded mobility training will begin for all students at the Cherry Hill campus. The new developmental mobility skills training and preparation initiatives will promote personal independence, increase community participation and expand employment possibilities for students as they progress towards college and careers. Some of the key aspects of this new programming will include:
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)
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 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 […]
Students at Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus who participate in the Green Vision recycling program were profiled in a newspaper article published by Shore News Today. The article quotes program coordinator Noah McKay and describes how students in the Green Vision school-to-work program earn a paycheck while recycling electronics and home appliances to help keep e-waste out of landfills:
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 […]
This year, teens at the Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus are “headed for the hills” to build transition skills. The “hills” are the hills of Manayunk, a vibrant residential section of Philadelphia, and home to Y.A.L.E. School’s newest transition service. Y.A.L.E.’s Manayunk Overnight Experience gives students a chance to practice IEP transition skills in a home and community setting.
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 […]
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 […]
At The Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield and Williamstown campuses, GreenVision® electronics recycling provides an opportunity for students to gain employment skills while helping the environment by collecting, dismantling and recycling electronics, appliances and other e-waste. The new program gives students an opportunity to build a résumé before leaving high school. Glenn Martins, a school psychologist at the Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield and […]
Vincent Mallon’s patience, kindness and compassion have touched the lives of thousands of students with disabilities. Mallon came to The Y.A.L.E School in 1980 when the school had only two campus locations. He joined the staff as the school’s first wood shop teacher. As the expectations for positive outcomes for students with disabilities grew, Mallon kept pace by expanding services […]
Hosted by the Y.A.L.E. School Transition Team at the Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus All parents & guardians of current Y.A.L.E. School students are invited to attend. Valuable program information about transition resources and strategies for parents of middle and high school students:
This workshop was rescheduled from an earlier date due to inclement weather. A workshop for parents and young adults presented by SPAN on the topic of transition from school to adulthood. At the Y.A.L.E. School Williamstown campus. Free registration online at: http://tadgloucester2013.eventbrite.com For more info contact Mervet Gerges at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An opinion piece on transition services for disabled students written by Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill supervisor Fred Gruber was recently published in the special education newsletter Common Ground. Common Ground is a publication of the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities and is published both in print and online. You can read the article at the Common Ground website now.
Preparing students to make the transition to college or other post-secondary education is a key aspect of The Y.A.L.E. School’s Standard 9 Transition Concentration. Last year, eighty-nine percent of students graduating from Y.A.L.E.’s Standard 9 Scholars option entered college, including two who were accepted into college honors programs. Below is a list of the schools where they were accepted after […]
Apple’s iPad, one of the most sought-after educational tools of the twenty-first century, is changing the way teachers teach and students learn. No longer “receivers” of information, now students can enjoy a dynamic relationship with teachers—and the curriculum—as knowledge passes back and forth, facilitated by the iPad, a technology not much larger than a standard workbook. Last fall, The Y.A.L.E. […]
Staff at The Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus are always happy and proud when students graduate, but they are just as happy when students return to share stories of their life after Y.A.L.E. Whether graduates have moved on to college, a career, independent living—or all three—staff enjoy learning about how their transition to adulthood is progressing. It is not surprising, […]