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It Takes a Village….

It Takes a Village….

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.

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Eden II is Now on AmazonSmile!

Eden II is Now on AmazonSmile!

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!

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Eden II’s Board of Trustees Welcome 3 New Members

Eden II’s Board of Trustees Welcome 3 New Members

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 […]

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Diagnostic & Outreach Center Serving Individuals on Staten Island, Webinars Reaching International Participants

Diagnostic & Outreach Center Serving Individuals on Staten Island, Webinars Reaching International Participants

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. […]

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Save the Date For a Magnificent Night In Paris at the 2014 “Viva La Eden” Dinner Dance & Auction Gala

Save the Date For a Magnificent Night In Paris at the 2014 “Viva La Eden” Dinner Dance & Auction Gala

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!

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Top 10 Autism Websites Recommended by Parents

Top 10 Autism Websites Recommended by Parents

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:

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United Way Aids in Recovery of New School Building After Storm

United Way Aids in Recovery of New School Building After Storm

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 […]

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Three New Members Join Eden II’s Board of Directors

Three New Members Join Eden II’s Board of Directors

At the June meeting of Eden II Programs, the board of directors approved the addition of three new board members. Christina D. Thivierge is a co-founding partner and principal of Thivierge & Rothberg, P.C., a private law firm founded in 2008 in New York City that handles exclusively special education matters. From 2000 through 2008, Christina was the Senior Associate at a Mayerson & Associates, where she handled special education matters (primarily for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities). Christina received her Juris Doctorate from the City University of New York School of Law and her […]

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The Summer 2013 Issue of Connections is Available Online!

The Summer 2013 Issue of Connections is Available Online!

The latest issue of Connections, Eden II’s agency newsletter, is now available online! Check out this great issue featuring articles: Finding the Joy of Piano & Music, The Community Helps Eden II Recover From Hurricane Sandy, Observations from the Board as Eden II Branches Out, Around Town Connections, A Special Profile of Julie Azuma, What is Stereotypy?, and Supplemental Needs Trusts: Financial Planning for Children with Autism. To request a hard copy, email us at info@eden2.org. Happy reading! Click to launch the full edition in a new window Online Publishing from YUDU

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City Council Awards $1,513,000 Toward 15 Beach Street Project!

City Council Awards $1,513,000 Toward 15 Beach Street Project!

  Dear Friends, We’re excited to share that the New York City Council has awarded Eden II $1,513,000 toward 15 Beach Street!    $1 Million of the granted funds is for the initial outfitting of the new autism center/school building. This includes classroom furniture, smart boards in every classroom, all office and conference room furniture… every bit of furnishings to complete the building! Additionally, $513,000 was granted toward the actual renovation of 15 Beach Street and the parking lot. This support is thanks to Councilman Recchia and Councilman James Oddo, as well as Councilman Vincent Ignizio and Councilwoman Debi Rose. Eden II also […]

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