Camden / Burlington County

Meeting Location

Y.A.L.E. Ellisburg Campus

11 Connecticut Ave.

Cherry Hill, NJ

(856) 629-1811

http://www.yaleschool.com/contact/


Contact Information

Monique Castillo, Chapter Coordinator

Phone: (856) 290-5075

Email: moniquercastillo@gmail.com

**New Meeting Location** Our chapter meets at the Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg campus which is located at 11 Connecticut Ave., Cherry Hill, NJ, from 7 – 9 pm usually on the fourth Wednesday evening of each month. We do not meet in July and August due to summer break and vacation time. Please call (856) 482-5252 for directions to the Y.A.L.E. School.

Speaker meetings are open to family members and professionals who support those affected by Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), High-Functioning Autism (HFD) and Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NVLD). Family support meetings are held exclusively for family members and caregivers, to protect confidentiality, enabling attendees to freely share information, challenges and success strategies.

Our lending library is extensive.

Required annual membership is $35/year for families and $55/year for professionals. Membership for families encompasses parents or guardians, both sets of grandparents and adult social group members. Individual speaker meeting fees are $5.00 per person for non-members.

DATE SPEAKER/FAMILY SUPPORT
TOPIC
Sept. 28, 2016 Lisa Ford, Director, The Family Institute  www.thearcfamilyinstitute.org Understanding the IEP – Individualized Education Plan –  and its importance
Oct. 26, 2016 Parent Support / Information Sharing Parent Support / Information Sharing
Nov. 16, 2016 Dr. David Larson Holmes, Chairman/CEO, Lifespan Services, LLC Internet and Social Media Safety: What You Need to Know
Dec. 14, 2016 Parent Support/Information Sharing Parent Support/Information Sharing
Jan. 25, 2017 Meghan Hoopes, Occupational Therapist, and Margaret Chapman, Assistant Director, at Y.A.L.E. School Building Transition Skills: An Occupational Therapist’s Guide to the role of OT’s and other transition partners in the transition planning process
Feb. 22, 2017 Parent Support / Information Sharing Parent Support / Information Sharing
Mar. 22, 2017 Dr. Ben Yerys – CHOP Center for Autism Research (CAR) Executive Function – Real help on understanding what it is and how to help support it
Apr. 26, 2017 Parent Support / Information Sharing Parent Support / Information Sharing
May 24, 2017 Panel of speakers to be announced Spring 2017 Employment, Internships and Getting a Head-start on the Real World
June 28, 2017 Parent Support / Information Sharing Parent Support / Information Sharing