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Delicious drinks and autism awareness were on the menu for local Staten Island restaurants Blue, Beso and Bayou earlier this year in honor of Autism Awareness Month. “Cocktails for a Cause” featured three signature “blue” drinks in each of the restaurants, with a portion of all sales during the month of April benefitting Eden II. Restaurant owner Julian Gaxholli jumped at the chance to promote awareness in his restaurants, saying “Eden II is an amazing organization committed to serving families on Staten Island as autism rates continue to rise. As a Staten Islander and as a parent, I look to […]
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Staten Island, NY (June 30, 2016) — At the June meeting of Eden II Programs, the board of directors approved the addition of two new board members, Deepak Alur and Lou Anne Haley. Deepak Alur is a community member. He graduated from T.A. Pai Management Institute (Manipal, India) with an MBA in Finance and Marketing. He began his career in financial services with Citibank India where he quickly held the position as head of Sales for key markets in western regions of India. With exceptional service delivery and an unwavering fervor, Deepak has received some of the most esteemed industry […]
Thank you to the families of the following participants for donating to our recent “Back to the 80’s” party! Check out photos from the event on our Flickr page! •Andrew •Anthony •Brianna •Celeste •Conor •Hassan •Luke •Marygrace •Matthew •Nicky •Tyrique •Vincent
National Grid employees spent a busy day volunteering at the Eden II Programs Honorable James P. Molinaro Center for Autism, located in Stapleton. Mike Ruiz, Director of Community & Customer Management; Frank Lombardo, Director of Gas Maintenance & Construction for Staten Island, and Carol Decina, Manager, Community & Customer Management; along with 16 volunteers, worked on a number of activities with the Eden II participants; including organizing the library, assisting in gym class and helping out with theatre group. The volunteers are part of National Grid’s Power to Serve initiative. Through the initiative National Grid employees engage with and volunteer […]
Congressman Dan Donovan visited The Hon. James P. Molinaro Center for Autism, located at 15 Beach St. as the ‘Principal for the Day.’ Led on a tour by Eden II participant Meghan Mattei, Congressman Donovan noted the spacious classrooms and design of the new building and the opportunities it creates for participants. “I had such an incredible time with the Eden II students during my visit, and the facility’s staff are providing an invaluable service. I’m proud to represent a team so dedicated to improving the lives and experiences of our special needs population, and I look forward to returning […]
Engraving of Bookshelves By: Eden II Participant Meghan Hi, my name is Meghan. I have autism and I am a participant at Eden II Programs. I would like to explain why bookshelves should be engraved in the Dr. Anthony Moretti Library at our Beach Street location.
Hope to see many of you at the May 13th JCC Special Needs Resource Fair where our Director for Staten Island Family Support Services, Heather D’Auria, LMHC, will be discussing crisis services.