Y.A.L.E. School’s High School Program

All students of every age deserve an education infused with dignity, challenge and opportunity.

Our new high school program provides continuing individualized instruction for students ages 15 to 21 with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing evidence-based and applied behavior analytic services. The new program is accepting applications all year long, so new students may transfer to Y.A.L.E. School any time.

Students build confidence gaining functional skills for future environments such as employment and independent living. They experience accomplishment in our evidence-based positive and engaging learning setting where they develop greater independence both in the classroom and through community instruction.

We offer small class sizes and utilize Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) within an interdisciplinary team approach that integrates speech and language pathology, occupational and physical therapy, and social skill development classes throughout the school day.

Highlights of Y.A.L.E. School’s High School Program:

  • An individualized education focused on face-to-face instruction and readying students for the transition to adulthood
  • Evidence-based curriculum and versatile teaching methods, such as TouchMath, Handwriting Without Tears and digital tablets equipped with PRC-Saltillo LAMP Words for Life and Unity, as well as Toca Boca for functional skills
  • Enrichment opportunities that feature experiential, community-based learning and provide avenues for all forms of self-expression through digital technology, art and music
  • Social skills development through weekly class instruction and integrated practice throughout the day based on Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking approach
  • Highly certified staff including compassionate teachers, classroom aides, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists and counselors
  • Daily written communications for parents/guardians from teachers, as well as frequent scheduled phone calls and quarterly written IEP progress reports

Our high school students gain the life skills and confidence needed to help them successfully transition into meaningful, purposeful adult lives and become thriving members of their communities.