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…

EDEN II IS RECIPIENT OF $10,000 GRANT FROM JPMORGAN

Last year, Eden II partnered with JPMorgan Chase’s “Force for Good Program,” which teams up their technology employees with nonprofits to help solve challenges through the development of technology solutions. This collaboration led to the creation of an app that would help students communicate with an easy-to-use, speech-to-text solution. You can read more about the solution…

Prepare Your Toddler with Autism for Preschool

  Parents of children with autism are sometimes faced with difficult decisions, and one of those decisions is determining when their child is ready for preschool. While preschool is a laid back environment that is generally less stressful than kindergarten and beyond, it can be a very different situation for a child who relies heavily…

Traveling With A Child With Autism

Taking a family vacation can be great fun and create lots of lifelong memories. But if you have a child with autism, then a vacation can become a challenge. Children in any situation thrive on a structured schedule and the familiarity of their surroundings, but a person with autism relies on their routine for security.…