Please join us in congratulating Eden II’s Executive Director, Dr. Joanne Gerenser, as she receives the 2015 Staten Island “Top Women In Business” award! This award is presented to women who have positively impacted their communities through tireless support, advocacy and business leadership. Past honorees and esteemed attendees have included Michael Bloomberg, Bill de Blasio, Rosanna Scotto, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Judge Judy and Geraldo Rivera.
Dolores Morris, a member of Eden II’s Board of Trustees, has published a new, exciting book! “The Soldier That Wagged Her Tail” tells the story of William A. Morris, Dolores’ father, and his service during WWII. While staying in a port village in England, William encounters a small terrier, who he later names “Trixie”. Trixie became William’s constant companion during the war, never leaving his side.
The latest issue of Connections, Eden II’s agency newsletter, is now available online!
Eden II’s Board of Directors were pleased to announce the addition of 3 new members at its most recent meeting: Jeanette Collins, David Glick, and Nicole Memoli. All are parent members of children currently attending Eden II Programs.
New York is one of 39 states in the country to enact an autism insurance mandate, which allows for coverage of a number of medical and behavioral treatments, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). There are many questions families of children with autism might have, such as what services are covered and if children receiving an Individualized Education Program (IEP) are eligible for insurance funded services. Here are some basic facts you should know about the insurance mandate:
The Giving Hope Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with autism and their families, orphans and disadvantaged youth through specially designed strategic initiatives. GHN board members Joseph Torres and Moish Tov recently toured 15 Beach Street with Principal Jamie Arnold and Eden II board member Terry Tarangelo. On behalf of the Giving Hope Network, Mr. Torres and Mr. Tov donated a total of 15 iPads during their visit to support participants at the new autism center.
Honoring: Suzanne Reek, President of Nassau Suffolk Autism Association of America & The Unsung Heroes: The Genesis Fathers The Eden II & Genesis Foundation will be celebrating the 15th Annual Genesis Golf & Tennis Classic at the beautiful Muttontown Club in East Norwich. This year, we are proud to announce Suzanne Reek, President of the Nassau Suffolk Autism Association of America, and the Fathers of Genesis as our honorees for their dedication and support to the program.
Ms. Kipp is a Speech Language Pathologist and Coordinator of Speech Services at Eden II.
Jan Downey is the Director of Long Island Programs and Services for Eden II/Genesis Programs. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in New York State, and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Jan is also the mother of two adult sons with autism.
The Genesis School and its incredible teachers and students were recently featured on Verizon FIOS News. Check it out!