Established in 1976, Eden II Programs began with just six students and one special education teacher. Today, the not-for-profit organization serves over 500 participants in New York City and Long Island. The mission of Eden II Programs is to support people with autism throughout their lives to achieve their full potential through service, science and passion. Eden II Programs provides a variety of services using the evidence-based principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to treat the delays and challenges associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Eden II is recognized nationally as a leader in working with individuals across the autism spectrum, including those with the most significant challenges.
Currently, over 130 families participate in full-day education programs from early childhood through adulthood on Staten Island. In 2015, Eden II opened a new, state-of-the-art autism center – the Honorable James P. Molinaro Center for Autism – which serves 68 participants, ages 8-21, in elementary and secondary education programs. The Autism Center also serves as the Agency’s main headquarters for the administrative team. Eden II Programs educational programs in Staten Island also includes a preschool program, Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS,) Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) services; The Staten Island Adult Day Habilitation program serves over 90 individuals; and 37 adults with ASD live in our five community residences located on Staten Island.
Eden II’s Genesis School program serves 30 individuals, ages 5-21, in elementary and secondary education programs. The Genesis Outreach Autism Center assists over 50 individuals across all programs. The Adult Day Habilitation program serves 32 individuals; and 12 adults with ASD live in our two community residences located on Long Island.
Eden II also provides consultation support locally, nationally, and internationally. Hundreds benefit from a variety of other services such as Community Habilitation, Respite, Afterschool, and a number of Family Support programs.