A New Year… A Healthy New You

Physical fitness promotes a healthy lifestyle; there is no better time than the start of a new year to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Being an active person attributes to more energy, physical strength, and a stronger immune system. For a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), being physically active can be a useful adjunct to…

4 Tips to Help Cope with Stressful Excursions

For individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), excursions are not always easy. In fact, excursions may cause stress and anxiety for everyone involved. However, excursions teach important functional life skills out in the community; such as how to wait patiently at a restaurant, pay for items at a grocery store, and how to remain calm…

Boosting Your Holiday Dinner Plans

Holiday dinners are usually filled with family and good food. However, holiday dinner expectations can be demanding, especially for someone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The combination of bustling activity and the over-abundance of delicious foods can be overwhelming. It is also important to acknowledge the challenges that may arise when schedules are disrupted and…

Autism and Preparing For The Holidays

Another holiday season is quickly approaching. The holidays can bring so much joy to families everywhere; from baking sweet treats to opening gifts and throwing confetti on New Year’s Eve. For a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the holidays can bring lots of excitement and fun, however, the holidays can also bring on stress…

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…