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,…

Eden II & Genesis Foundation 2019 Annual Gala

STATEN ISLAND, NY — Over 400 people attended The Eden II & Genesis Foundation Annual Gala on Friday, November 8th, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield. Funds will benefit programs and services for children and adults with autism. This year’s honorees are: TRUE Vodka, Jeanette and Joseph Collins, Omundsen Construction Corp., Alessandro D’Antoni, and…

Eden II Opens New Community Center

Francesca Saraniero (holding scissors), director of employment and business development, celebrates the opening of Eden II’s community center with staff, parents and community members. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Eden II Programs recently opened a new community center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 5, 2018. Parents, donors, staff, and elected officials joined together to tour…