Promoting Successful Dental Visits with Children with Autism

   By: Randy Horowitz, M.S. Ed., S.A.S. (Originally published via Different Roads To Learning) Children with autism often engage in problem behavior when asked to participate in activities to which they are infrequently exposed (e.g., doctor/dental exams, haircuts, etc.). In many cases, the problem behavior serves as a means to avoid an unpleasant situation or to communicate a…

Hochul could reduce ‘outright discrimination’ against special needs kids with the stroke of a pen, says head of Eden II

Updated: Nov. 18, 2021, 4:41 p.m. | Published: Nov. 18, 2021, 4:41 p.m.   Parents and supporters rally for pay parity in special needs schools at Eden II’s Stapleton location on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. (Staten Island Advance/Paul Liotta By Paul Liotta | pliotta@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Therese D’Iorio has been at Eden II for only…

Dr. Mary McDonald “DDI On Autism” Interview

Dr. Mary McDonald was recently featured on “DDI on Autism” on 103.9 FM by Dr Michael Romas about Eden II Genesis’ social enterprise Seasons for a Reason! Thanks to Dr. Michael Romas, DDI and JVC Broadcasting for helping us to get the word out for individuals with autism. Part 1 JVC Broadcasting · DDI 3…

Eden II Students Dancing Through The Decades

STATEN ISLAND, NY—Eden II Programs, a not-for-profit agency serving children and adults with autism, choreographed a dance recital on Tuesday, November 19thatTrinity Lutheran Church in Stapleton. Thirty students from Eden II’s School Program performed and the presentation was directed by Eden II’s Dance Instructor, Mr. Kelly Gilmore. The theme was Dancing through the Decades. Eden II’s Executive Director,…