Expert Testimonials about Y.A.L.E School

John Elder Robison

Author, ‘Look Me In The Eye’ and ‘Be Different’

“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!”

Dr. Tom McCool, Ed.D.

Former President/CEO, Eden Autism Services
, Board Member National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NCASES)

“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.”

Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D.

JPG Consultation Group

“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 families and the communities in which they live.”

Debbie Deissroth, MBA, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

DD Coaching & Consulting, Business Advisory Council Chair

“I am pleased to share my experience with Y.A.L.E. School as we partnered together with state and local agencies to establish and nurture the first Project SEARCH host site in Southern New Jersey at Jefferson Health (formerly Kennedy Health) in the Fall of 2016. I have never seen a more effective program resulting in such positive outcomes as meaningful and competitive work opportunities and greater independence for individuals with developmental disabilities. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner than Y.A.L.E. School in making this program a reality in South Jersey!”

Myla Williams

Partner Development Manager, Rangam Consultants, Inc.

“Our interaction with the Y.A.L.E. School has been mutually beneficial for our organization, and young adults with autism who are seeking work.  As a workforce solutions company with a specialty in placing people with autism into great careers, it is critical for success to have partners who understand how to prepare students for their adult work life.  Y.A.L.E. School does just that!  We are proud to partner with the Y.A.L.E. School!”

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