Blazing Trails 4 Autism Run Offers Exciting New Course in Bellmore Merrick and Honors Jonathon Brunot!

ATTENTION ALL RUNNERS! The Eden II & Genesis Foundation, Eden II Programs, and the Genesis School are calling all in the community to join them for the 5th Annual Blazing Trails 4 Autism Run & Walk on Sunday October 21, 2012 at its new location! The four mile course is beginning at the Nassau BOCES Children’s Readiness Center in North Bellmore promptly at 9:30am.

A New Matching Gifts Tool for Eden II Donors!

“So many donors don’t know their employer has a matching gift program,”shares Erika Hellstrom, Director of Development for Eden II Programs. “Some do and plan on getting the match but it falls off their radar. We are working to make it easier to complete.” Now Eden II donors and friends can visit to see…

Northfield Bank Foundation presents Eden II with $25,000 to help people with autism

Northfield Bank Foundation Executive Director Diane Senerchia and Board Member Susan Lamberti toured Eden II today. They were greeted by Eden II participant, Billy, who provided a tour of classrooms and facilities at the agency’s Granite Avenue location. At the end of their tour they presented Executive Director Joanne Gerenser with a check for $25,000 to support the new building at 15 Beach Street.

Eden II Programs gets $1.23M in city funding to renovate building for school

Staten Island’s Eden II Programs gets $1.23M in city funding to renovate building for school

Published: Friday, July 06, 2012, 9:14 AM 
Jillian Jorgensen/Staten Island Advance By Jillian Jorgensen/Staten Island Advance Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The new school being built by the Eden II Programs in Stapleton got a big boost from the city budget — a $1.23 million boost.

“This really helps us — our goal for this building is 7.5 million and this really puts us closer to our reality of being in there and having out students and participants use this,” said Erika Hellstrom, director of development and public relations.

Important Staten Island Town Hall Meeting

Please join us for an informative town hall meeting to learn about the progress with the new school building at 15 Beach Street, see plans and designs, hear from Executive Director Joanne Gerenser, and ask your questions about the new school. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your questions and learn important details that will…

Take Action in Support of Bills to License Board Certified Behavior Analysts in New York!

Recently, Governor Cuomo passed the New York State Autism Insurance Bill. This was an important milestone for the treatment of individuals with autism living in the state. The bill will allow families to reimburse through private insurance companies those expenses associated with the diagnosis and medically necessary treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Applied behavior analysis,…

NYS Regent, Dr. Christine Cea Visits Eden II as Principal of the Day!

Eden II welcomed Dr. Christine Cea as Principal for the Day. Dr. Cea, an appointed member of the New York State Board of Regents, is best known on Staten Island as a researcher, educator, and advocate for individuals with disabilities. 

In her work, Dr. Cea has developed techniques to enhance the comprehension of persons with intellectual disabilities to enable participation in the informed consent process for health treatments and to understand their rights as research participants. She has authored articles and chapters concerning the rights and ethical treatment of persons with disabilities. Most recently, she co-developed and published a health promotion program now being used onStaten Islandto encourage adults with intellectual disabilities to lead healthier lifestyles. She is also evaluating an initiative for individuals with autism spectrum disorders who are transitioning from school to work or college.