Robert Naseef, Ph.D.

“Based upon my own observations and what students and parents have told me, I can recommend the Y.A.L.E. School without hesitation or reservation for students with learning differences, such as autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and other challenges. The safe, supportive environment combined with evidence-based strategies delivered by a compassionate, well-trained staff provides a learning community where students can blossom.”

Fran P.

“It has been my pleasure to work as a speech and language pathologist at the YA.L.E. School in Voorhees.  The staff is excellent, very professional, caring and supportive of each and every student.  They provide a positive academic and social learning environment for the students. The staff is friendly and courteous to new professionals in the school.  Each day at work […]

Lisa lrvolino, LSW, CIS

“As a Crisis Intervention Specialist, I want to thank the Y.A.l.E. School East for working as a team with Children’s Mobile Response Stabilization Services (CMRSS) in Atlantic and Cape May County. The Child Study Team’s relationship with CMRSS has been on-going and their staff goes the extra mile to ensure that the youth’s needs are being met. Y.A.L.E. School East […]

Paulina Gastelum Cape

“As a care manager working with children and adolescents with the most complex behavioral and emotional needs it is important to know that we have learning centers that provide evidence-based learning, vocational planning, and personalized support in order to meet the educational needs of every student in our community. Y.A.L.E. School is an example of service to children and adolescents […]

Erin Riehle, RN, MSN, NEA-BC

“Project SEARCH is honored to partner with Y.A.L.E. School to bring the Project SEARCH transition program to Cherry Hill. Y.A.L.E. represents exactly the kind of best practice organization that is able to take our model and make it shine in their community. We look forward to more opportunities to collaborate in the future.” 

Miriam Monahan, OTO, OTR/L Certified

“Y.A.L.E. School is the only school I am aware of that has integrated community mobility skills into its curriculum. Many schools focus on preparing students for vocational and academic opportunities, but lose sight of community mobility. Y.A.l.E. School recognizes that community mobility skills are essential for acquiring, maintaining, and advancing vocational and academic opportunities. Without independence in the community whether […]

Mike R.

“I have had the pleasure of teaching martial arts to students from the Medford and Mansfield Campus since 2004. The teachers and staff are helpful and truly care about the students. We have created a martial arts curriculum that focuses on building character skills like respect, leadership, confidence and teamwork. This is a great opportunity for the students to learn outside […]

Cathleen S-J

“I have consulted at Y.A.L.E. School’s Audubon campus for three years. During that time, I have found the staff to be committed, professional and able to teach autistic students with specific strategies designed to maximize the acquisition of appropriate behaviors, as well as improve academic skills. I have seen the academic improvement specifically using direct instruction.”

Kent Johnson, Ph.D.

“Y.A.L.E. has been a pleasure to work with this year! Implementing evidence-based strategies to make large improvements in student performance requires major changes in grouping students for instruction, staff training and development, and classroom culture change. Y.A.L.E.’s teachers and administrators have shown a deep commitment to making these changes, and are adjusting nicely to them. They avoid the common pitfall […]

Amanda Copes, M.A. CCC-SLP

“I coordinate externship experiences for undergraduate students, and the Y.A.L.E. School Northfield program has been extremely rewarding. With each semester that students have completed externships at Y.A.L.E., the feedback is always positive. Students comment on how supportive and nurturing the staff is to Y.A.L.E. students. The Stockton University students have enriching experiences working with children with autism and related disorders.”

Mark Roman

“It has been a pleasant experience working as a case manager with the Y.A.L.E. School Voorhees campus. The staff and administration are always friendly and courteous. They provide a positive and welcoming climate for students, families and case managers. The students are well managed and given individual care for their specific needs. I praise the staff for the tremendous effort […]

Matthew Tincani, Ph.D., BCBA-D

“The Y.A.L.E. School’s programs have consistently been the most innovative and high quality in the Delaware Valley. They were the first to embrace the private school within a public school model for students with autism, and their campuses for students with Asperger’s Syndrome are the best of their kind in the region. I would not hesitate to send one of […]

Michele Scott

“The Y.A.L.E. Audubon staff and program are wonderful! The staff are informative, talented and put the needs of the students first. They are hard working and communicate effectively with myself and the district. Kudos to the Y.A.L.E. School Audubon staff!”

Hilda Rivera

“Leaders at The Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus have worked with me and my staff to help clients identify, control and change negative behaviors. They have worked closely with us to ensure our staff understood the Individual Service Plans (ISP’s) and behavioral plans, and knew how to correctly implement them in the school, at home and in the community.”

Andres J. Pumariega, M.D.

“Having visited Y.A.L.E.’s Medford campus, I was impressed with the individualized attention that students receive, the integration of behavioral and educational approaches, the multiple approaches used to positively engage students, and the orientation to transitioning students back to regular classrooms. I have had patients who attended Y.A.L.E. and had very good results. I commend you on your great work.”

Howard Margolis, Ed.D.

“For more than a decade I’ve observed The Y.A.L.E. School programs. I’ve constantly been impressed by The Y.A.L.E. School’s high quality of instruction, ongoing monitoring of student progress, and ongoing attempts of teachers and administrators to improve what is already a fine set of programs for humanely educating children and youth with special needs. If I had to choose three […]

Jessica Glass Kendorski Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA-D

“The Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus’s school within a school model is a unique and innovative approach that supports students’ individualized needs.

The model offers students the academic, behavioral and social supports they need for success, within a school environment that fosters relationships, encourages meaningful engagement in school activities, and provides a true school experience.

 As a board certified behavior analyst and […]

Beth Glasberg-Katz, Ph.D., BCBA-D

“The Y.A.L.E. School staff is striking in its commitment to providing exceptional services to its clients.  Whether in the role of supporting adolescents and young adults as they aim for independent functioning in the community, or in the role of addressing challenging behaviors in young early learners, every Y.A.L.E. staff member that I have come across is constantly in pursuit […]

Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D.

“I have been consistently impressed with the adolescent and transition programs at Y.A.L.E. While maintaining a solid commitment to evidence-based intervention, they regularly “push the envelope” to apply best practices in the community, the typical school environment and the work place. This broader definition of ‘educational context’ allows them to develop and implement quality services to adolescents with autism, their […]

Barbara Dobzanski

“I would just like to commend the staff at Y.A.L.E. for the support that they have provided to one of my students. He has made tremendous strides since starting in the program due to the excellent instruction and behavioral support that he has received. As a case manager to 24 out-of-district students, I have to say that Y.A.L.E. School ranks […]

Dr. James Copland, MD

“I am consistently impressed with the caring and professionalism demonstrated by the staff at The Y.A.L.E. School, and I am always happy when one of my patients is accepted to Y.A.L.E.”

Saul Axelrod, Ph.D.

“I have always thought highly of The Y.A.L.E. School programs. They are well-organized, soundly administered, humane, and effective. The staff is unusually competent. Y.A.L.E. is in a constant state of evolution regarding modern-day philosophies and best practices. I believe it should be a model for other organizations.”

Dr. Tom McCool, Ed.D.

“This program has miraculously changed the lives of the students and their families.  …They serve as examples of what can be done when the right combination of expertise and resources are made available to children and families that comprise this growing population impacted by autism.”

Author John Elder Robison

John Elder Robison

“Y.A.L.E. School is one of those places where kids who are different can feel safe and learn the skills to succeed in the wider world. We need more schools like this. I wish I’d been able to attend when I was young!”