The Eden II Programs is committed to providing services beyond the daily educational and vocational programming of the school. Eden II recognizes the importance of home and community supports as well as parent training to address skill acquisitions, generalization and behavioral management.
The Eden II Family Support Services Department focuses on three distinct areas: Family Support, Medicaid Waiver Programs, and Clinical Services.
Family Support Services include crisis respite and Parents as Partners.
Medicaid Waiver Programs include: overnight respite trips, day trips, summer day camp, adult recreation program, Friday night social groups, and after school programs.
Clinical Services include: evaluation program, intensive behavioral support program and crisis intervention.
Eden II Programs also provides two home and community based waiver programs, Community Habilitation and Respite. Community Habilitation is training in the home to address skill acquisition and behavior management. In-Home Respite provides breaks for caregivers and other family members.
At Eden II’s After School Program participants engage in and learn various recreational and leisure activities. Daily classes such as cooking, music & movement and sports are conducted to teach skills in a fun and structured environment.
Other activities included in the After School Program curriculum are: arts & crafts, table top games & sing-a-longs. Behavior management strategies (e.g., reinforcement systems) are incorporated into programming for all participants.
Please note: Participants should be between the ages of 3-21 years old
Transportation is provided to all Brooklyn residents. Staten Island residents should ask about transportation availability. The hours of operation for the program are 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Participation can be either full or part-time.
Service Coordination is a valuable resource in helping families of children with autism access services such as doctors, speech therapist, recreation programs, Social Security, etc.
At the Eden II Programs, Service Coordinators are specifically trained in the needs and services available to individuals with autism. Our Service Coordinators assist families by making referrals, completing applications, and coordinating the multiple services that individuals with autism are eligible to receive.
Crisis Intervention is a program that is designed to provide behavioral and social support to families with a child with developmental disabilities who does not attend Eden II Programs on a regular basis. Families will receive between five to eight weeks of service depending on need. Services will be provided by trained professionals in the fields of psychology, behavior analysis, social work and special education. Services are only available to Staten Island families.
Eden II provides Respite Services to children and adults with autism who are in crisis because of loss of a loved one, or other family needs that would warrant temporary respite services.
Eden II offers Residential Habilitation to children and adults with autism. Services are provided in the home and are designed to teach skills and address maladaptive behaviors. The philosophy of Applied Behavior Analysis is utilized by all of our well-trained staff.
Eden II provides Respite Services to children and adults with autism. Respite provides a break from care-giving for families.
Eden II Programs offers Staten Island Families one week per year of planned overnight respite services for their eligible child in our new IRA which has a two-bed respite facility. One-to-one staffing will provide for a creative, individualized fun filled week for your child. Vacation stays are from Sunday to Sunday. The Respite House is closed December 21, 2008 until January 4, 2009.
To apply, please complete the application and return it with the following documents:
Psychological Evaluation (within 3 years)
Psycho-Social Evaluation (within 1 year)
Annual Physical Form including PPD testing & reading (within 1 year)
ISP (within 1 year + semi-annual)
This is a great opportunity for the parents of children (over age 10) and adults diagnosed with Autism that live on Staten Island and are already Medicaid Waiver eligible. There is a $150.00 fee for each week’s stay at The Respite at Collfield to cover recreational and other non-reimbursable items for your child’s respite stay. If paying this fee would be a hardship for your family, we can provide you and your service coordinator with information on possible sources of assistance.
In order for your child to be a guest at The Respite at Collfield, he/she must meet the following criteria:
Be a Staten Island resident
Be currently eligible for Medicaid Waiver Services
Be at least 10 years old
Be ambulatory (without assistance)
Be enrolled in a Day Program (transportation is the responsibility of the Day Program or family)
Have medical clearance
Parents as Partners is an 8-week training program designed to educate families on various issues associated with autism. Training consists of two parts: Lecture series and Hands-on parent training. Parents participate in hands on training with their child and receive one-on-one training from Eden II staff.
Parents as Partners is a free program, but is only offered twice per year – once in Brooklyn and once on Staten Island. Lecture Topics for the series include:
Navigating the OMRRD System
Doctors, Dentists, Eating Out & Haircuts
Discrete Trial Instruction
Characteristics of Autism
Navigating the Educational System
Five Steps of the Behavior Change Process
The Importance of Play
There is a hands on training component for all parents enrolled in the program. Parents receive one-to-one instruction from an Eden II staff member in the areas of:
Use of reinforcement
This program is designed to meet the specific academic, behavioral & daily living skills of the child.
The Eden II Summer Camp runs for two weeks during the summer break. The program consists of a full day of recreational activities such as arts & crafts, water activities, cooking, games and sports. Summer Camp fees are $12.00 per day. Summer Camp is open to Staten Island and Brooklyn families only.
Eden II provides psychological and psycho-social evaluations for children 4 years old and above and who do not have Medicaid and require these evaluations for the purpose of determining eligibility.
94 Wright Avenue Staten Island, NY 10303
Phone: 718-816-1422 x 200
150 Granite Avenue Staten Island, NY 10303
Phone: 718-816-1422 x 151