With thousands of options available to parents and caretakers of individuals on the autism spectrum, it can be difficult to find the “perfect” app for your child’s specific needs. There are many factors to consider when purchasing apps: price, area of focus, customization options, etc. Here are the top options recommended by parents of Eden II participants and other sources. 1) Words for Life is an excellent app that aids in vocabulary and communication skills. WFL achieves this using Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP), which focuses on improving communication through motor patterns. ($299.99, Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible […]
Autism Speaks employee Janice Moynihan recently toured Eden II’s new state of the art autism center at 15 Beach Street, and was able to hear about the success of Eden II’s Diagnostic & Outreach Center. Last year, Autism Speaks awarded the Diagnostic Center with a $5,000 grant in support of its webinar program.
Irene Cavanagh, Associate Executive Director of NYC OPWDD Services at Eden II, recently earned her doctorate from Concordia University Chicago.
Every day, our dedicated staff work together to enrich the lives of the participants with autism who utilize the services Eden II offers. Eden II provides respite care, educational programs, day hab, crisis intervention, and so much more; this is only possible through kind and caring individuals like you-people who open their hearts to us. With your help, our “village” of parents, teachers, therapists, family members, and many others can continue to ensure the children and adults of Eden II reach their fullest potential.
Eden II is now on AmazonSmile, just in time for holiday shopping! For every purchase you make, a portion will be donated to the charity of your choice. To choose Eden II as your charity, click here. Thank you, and happy shopping!
Eden II Programs is pleased to announce the addition of 3 New Board Members! Barbara Maxwell is a community member. She retired after 29 years as an Agency owner & CEO of Maxwell Insurance Agency with Allstate Insurance Co. Mrs. Maxwell is a licensed agent and broker selling property, casualty, life and financial products. She is a member of the NASD. Mrs. Maxwell has volunteered at Seaview Hospital & Home as well as On Your Mark. She is a past board member of On Your Mark, a recreational program for autistic children and developmentally delayed adults. Mrs. Maxwell has hosted cook-outs and Christmas […]
In November of 2013, Eden II opened its Diagnostic & Outreach Center, located at 2285 Victory Blvd. in Staten Island. The center was opened to assist individuals who have autism and individuals who may have autism. Since its opening, the center has provided services to over 25 new individuals on the autism spectrum, including ABA Therapy, Diagnostic Evaluations and Speech Evaluations. The staff at the Diagnostic Center have worked tirelessly to better serve participants on the spectrum, as well as their families. A new Board Certified Behavior Analyst was hired to work in the center and Eden II’s adult day program. […]
The Eden II and Genesis Foundation will benefit from the 2014 “Viva La Eden” Dinner Dance and Auction Gala to be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island. The evening’s festivities will begin with a cocktail hour and silent auction with great items such as sports memorabilia, entertainment memorabilia, jewelry, and so much more. This gala promises to be an exciting evening that you will not want to miss!
Searching for autism information on the web can be overwhelming. The word “autism” alone results in over 64 million hits on Google. So, where do you turn to for the most relevant information and resources when there are so many different options? We polled parents of Eden II participants, asking them this question, and these were the top 10 results:
Hurricane Sandy ripped through the borough on October 29th, 2012. The storm caused billions in damages to countless homes and businesses. 15 Beach Street was one of those buildings devastated by Sandy’s wrath. The future home of Eden II Programs, 15 Beach Street sustained damage to its elevator systems, as well as the basement. The building was formerly the home of Staten Island Savings Bank, and furniture from the bank had been stored in the basement. All of the furniture was destroyed, along with the boiler system. Renovations had already been in progress for the building, and the storm created a […]