Eden II Programs Announces Six New Board Members

Eden II Programs announces the appointment of six new members of its Board of Trustees: Marisa Ardizzone, Michele Carr, Anthony Citarrella, James Cronin, Christine Kneier, and Angela Natale.   Members of Eden II’s Board of Directors are charged with bringing their unique experiences and perspectives to enhance the agency’s mission and provide diligent fiscal and…

Lori Gray, M.S.Ed.

Meet the Staff: Lori Gray, M.S.Ed. Lori Gray is currently the school psychologist at Eden II’s preschool and school programs on Staten Island. She obtained a Master’s degree in education in 2000 and, the following year, a certification in school psychology from Brooklyn College. Ms. Gray has over 20 years experience working with people of…

Seasons For A Reason

Seasons For A Reason Eden II’s Genesis Programs has launched “Seasons for a Reason,” a new social enterprise that provides meaningful job training opportunities to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The Seasons for a Reason kiosk is located in the Broadway Mall in Hicksville, Long Island on the first floor near the food court. Eden…

Cherrydale Fall Fundraiser

Eden II is running a fall fundraiser for families, staff, and our friends! Click on the image below – free shipping to your home, great gifts, treats, and fun items to buy. Best part? You’re helping Eden II’s schools and programs on Long Island and Staten Island! Share, shop, support Eden II! Click here to…

What Autism Tests Are Used to Diagnose Children

Currently, there is no medical test that can diagnose Autism. The diagnosis is reached by evaluating behavior. Physicians and Psychologists who have been trained to evaluate autistic-specific behaviors decide if a child is Autistic. There are many different ways these trained professionals can come to their decision. Developmental Screening A short test to tell if…

Caring For A Child With Autism

Every parent experiences stress. But being the parent of a child with Autism is a 24/7 job that takes center stage in your life. You are your child’s teacher, cheerleader, therapist, and friend. Your child’s needs often become most important, above your family, friends, and yourself. This unconditional love can sometimes be more destructive than…

Technology and Autism: The Good and Bad

There is no doubt that technology has completely changed our world. It has given us unlimited access to information and communication while removing the need for physical, social interaction. Technology has helped kids with Autism learn and develop skills like never before. However, it has also shown to have negative effects.  Kids with Autism reap…

Fall Activities for Autistic Children

As the weather turns crisp, you may be wondering how you can engage your child in fun Fall activities. For children who experience sensory challenges, the outdoors makes a great sensory playground. The cooler Fall weather is a perfect time to plan some fun outdoor activities! Here are some things you can do this Fall:…

7 Signs Your Infant May Have Autism

Many parents may notice signs of Autism in their infants even before their first birthday. Although children without the condition often show similar behavior, it is important to consult with a pediatrician or family doctor if there are signs of developmental delays.  An early diagnosis will lead to an increased outcome for your child. Here…