It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Juanita Bodden, Eden II’s former Intake Coordinator.
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Please join us in congratulating Carol Bullock on winning the Staples Community Hero Award! Thank you so much to everyone who voted, shared with friends and family, and voted again. Because of Carol and all of you, Eden II will receive $5000 as her selected charity through Staples’ 2 Million and Change Program. Carol is truly a community hero and we are so grateful to have her as an Eden II friend and supporter! Please see a special message from Carol below: MY SINCEREST THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT!!!!!!! Because of all of you and those you spread the word to, […]
Eden II Friends & Family-Modell’s Team Week begins tomorrow. Just in time for back to school shopping! Print out the attached coupon or just mention Eden II at the register when you shop at any Modell’s store (so no coupon needed). You’ll receive 15% off your entire purchase, and Eden will receive 5% of all purchases made during the shopping period. A very easy way to help support programs and services for those with autism. As always, we thank you for your support!
On Saturday, November 14, 2015, at the Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island, Eden II will be hosting the annual gala. The event, known this year as the Art for Autism Gala, is Eden II’s most significant annual fundraising event and an opportunity to honor those who have proven to be leaders in our community and in serving the needs of people with autism. We are pleased to be honoring New York State Assemblyman Matthew Titone, Dr. Cliff Mevs, Valerie and Anthony Tucci, Ken Daly and National Grid, and our participant of the year, Nicholas Caldarera! We need your help! You can make a valuable impact […]
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.