Prom pins a rose on Staten Island’s autism community

Kiawana Rich/Staten Island Advance By Kiawana Rich/Staten Island Advance  on May 22, 2013 at 10:25 PM, updated May 22, 2013 at 10:55 PM STATEN ISLAND — It was a “Night Under the Stars” for members of Staten Island’s autistic community, as they turned out Wednesday to celebrate a first-ever prom held in their honor.   The night was…

Prom pins a rose on Staten Island's autism community

Kiawana Rich/Staten Island Advance By Kiawana Rich/Staten Island Advance  on May 22, 2013 at 10:25 PM, updated May 22, 2013 at 10:55 PM STATEN ISLAND — It was a “Night Under the Stars” for members of Staten Island’s autistic community, as they turned out Wednesday to celebrate a first-ever prom held in their honor.   The night was…

Finding the Joy of Piano & Music

By Loretta Kennedy, Eden II Coordinator of Extra Curricular Activities

pianoThe joy of music has been with me my entire lifetime. My father played guitar and sang happily many evenings after dinner and at every family get together. When I was first introduced to the piano at age 8, I quickly learned that I had neither my father’s gift to play by ear nor his ability to sing in tune. But the world of piano lessons and reading music has given me a leisure activity like no other. It is a great de-stressor and has enabled me to meet other musicians, perform for an audience, and make music with my family.

Finding the Joy of Piano & Music

By Loretta Kennedy, Eden II Coordinator of Extra Curricular Activities

pianoThe joy of music has been with me my entire lifetime. My father played guitar and sang happily many evenings after dinner and at every family get together. When I was first introduced to the piano at age 8, I quickly learned that I had neither my father’s gift to play by ear nor his ability to sing in tune. But the world of piano lessons and reading music has given me a leisure activity like no other. It is a great de-stressor and has enabled me to meet other musicians, perform for an audience, and make music with my family.

Early Childhood and Autism Conference Hosted by Eden II

The Eden II/Genesis Outreach Autism Center is hosting a great conference, Early Childhood and Autism: Addressing the Diverese Needs of the Young Learner on May 10, 2013 on Long Island. The conference features speakers including Joanne Gerenser, Dana Battaglia, Frank Cicero, and Mary McDonald. Click on the conference brochure to learn more. Email mbennett@designapprovals2.com to…