Still Connected: An Eden II Programs Update
An Update On Our Beach Street Clinical Coordinators
The Beach St. Clinical Coordinators have been busy keeping communication flowing between classroom staff while we are all working remotely. We are in constant contact throughout the day with our teachers and teaching assistants, checking on student progress, staff interactions with parents and care givers, and the staff communication within their own teams. We have found this time to be a great opportunity to help teachers and behavior specialists improve their parent training skills. We have been supporting them in their efforts to work with families, to provide teaching strategies, as well as behavior intervention strategies. We know that this is a very difficult time for many of our families-the coordinators are working very closely with those that are struggling to manage the challenging situations that may arise at home during this time. We hope that we are providing helpful information and plans for families as we all navigate the quarantine together. Stay tuned for our parent webinar on “Teaching Children to Tolerate and Wear a Face Covering.”

AnnMarie Itgen, M.S.Ed, BCBA, LBA
Clinical Coordinator
An Update From Our Beach Street Speech Department
The Beach Street Speech department has been working so hard on providing the best teletherapy sessions they can to their students they serve. Before going into the remote learning module, they created "speech packets" for their students with countless materials, worksheets, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device information and speech therapy ideas to do at home. As supervisors, Regina Volodarsky and I have been so impressed with their creative ideas, motivation to learn new ways of remote teaching, and diligence to detail to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible when providing teletherapy speech sessions. Each week, the speech department shares materials they used during sessions that were the most engaging for their students as well as what ASHA CEU courses they are taking in their spare time to further enhance their knowledge on a variety of topics relating to autism and remote learning speech services. We are so proud of the way they are communicating with their students as well as with the parents, as they are such an integral part of our speech sessions! 

The speech department recently participated in a "graduation drive-by parade" and visited the 2020 school program graduates at their houses, holding up signs, balloons and gave them cards congratulating them and their families. We wanted to make it special for the graduates- even during these uncertain times- to see a familiar face and tell them how proud we are of them!

Although we are so anxious to come back to work and obtain some type of normalcy, the speech therapists have adopted a new way to provide services to our students and have been wonderful throughout this process. It definitely looks and feels different than seeing our students face to face, but nonetheless, the speech staff have truly gone above and beyond to help the students we serve and we are so grateful to have such a wonderful department.

Janine Kipp M.A. CCC-SLP
Coordinator of Speech Services

Join Us For A Virtual Pampered Chef Demo!
Join us Thursday, June 11th at 7:00pm EST for a live Pampered Chef virtual cooking demo in the comfort of your own home! Log on via PC or mobile, sit back and relax!

Get ready to learn recipes and tips to make meals that fuel your lifestyle with some of Pampered Chef’s best products. Mark your calendar and invite a friend or two! Don’t miss out on the fun!

Demo will begin promptly at 7:15pm EST-we encourage everyone to log on early!

Our party link is now live!

A percentage of all orders placed now through June 28th will benefit Eden II Programs.

Pampered Chef has hundreds of high-quality products priced for every budget.

To rsvp for the demo or for more info please contact
Show Your Support For Frontline Workers with a Lawn Sign
Proudly display your gratitude for all hard-working essential frontline workers!

Price: $20 each

Lawn signs MUST be pre-purchased with a credit card.
No cash or checks accepted at this time.

Beginning Tuesday, June 9th, curbside pick-up will be available in front of the following locations Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am-12pm.

600 Newbridge Road, East Meadow, NY 11554
15 Beach Street, Staten Island NY 10304

Arrangement for pickups MUST be confirmed with Development after purchasing.

For any questions please contact Kara Lamendola at or Maureen Higgins at
Thank You For Supporting Our Amazon Wishlist!
We are thankful to everyone who has purchased items from our residential wishlist to help keep the participants in our group homes engaged and entertained while they practice social distancing.
Andrea (Jimmy's sister)
Michelle & Daniel (Friends of Rosengarten)
Steven Anderson
Phyllis Attianese 
Julie Azuma
Lauren Baker-Anderson
Denise Bianchi & Family
Nick Block 
Rochelle Basovitch
Diana Caputo
Keith Chambery
Jennifer Chabus
 Jamie Coen-Scholfield
Sarah Collins 
Dawn & Ken Doherty
Fran Enia 
Stephen Fine
Stephen Gavosto
Sandy Gagstetter
Melissa Gavinelli
Deborah Goldschmidt
Adriana Grimaldi
Eileen Hopkins
Sue & Andy Jacobs
The Jensen Family
Deanna Jones
Cindy Kaplan
Judith Kaplan
Ruth Kestenbaum
Irene & Marty Kofman
Charles Kramer 
Matt Lamendola
Jennifer Leyendecker
Angela Natale
Nina Novie
The Paulsen Family 
Sherie Pennino
Denise Perciballi
Lenore Puleo 
Mindy Rosengarten
Yigal Rosengarten
Stephanie Russo
Christian Salinas
Lisa Seraté
Lisa Sclafani Sorrento
William Stanley
Valerie Tucci
Joe & Claudine Votto 
Olena Zaretska
Zuppardi Family

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our front line campaign!

If you do not see your name listed please contact We apologize in advance for any missing names.
Michael Ackerman 
Pamela Adamo
Nancy Ambery 
Erin Archibald 
Jamie Arnold 
Julie Azuma 
Elisa Belcastro 
Maidelle Benamy
Marc Benanti
Marissa Bennett
Robert Berkowitz
Sharon Berkowitz 
Denise Bianchi 
Richard Boehm 
Matthew Brander 
Terry Burn 
PS Burns 
Ross Burwasser
James Caldarella 
Lisa Caldarera 
Susan Canny 
Chrisie Canny 
Marissa Capizzi
Acela Carlin 
Sue Carter 
Jason Casano
Stephanie Cassas
Anthony Castiglione 
Irene Cavanagh 
Robert Cavanagh 
Donna Ceman 
Maureen Chalos 
Keith Chambery 
Georgia Christoforou 
Frank Cicero 
Chris Citarrella
Jeanette Collins 
Sarah Collins 
Maria Contino
Michael Contino 
Jill Cornell
Sharlene Corrigan 
Rob Croccito 
James Cronin 
Dan Cunningham 
Julie Debernardo 
Geoff Debery 
Lorelai Dee
Paula Delfino 
Michael DeMaio 
Anna DeMeo 
Joanne D'Esposito 
Maria DiGiacomo
Marietta Dimina 
Ronnie Dineen 
Darren Diprima 
Dominic DiPrisco
Christine DiTomasso 
David Dobell 
Jan Downey 
Beti Duli-Tale 
Shirley Dunn
Andy Dunscombe 
Stephanie Dussel
Samia El Moslimany
Matt Emmer 
Carly Emmer 
Lauren Epifanio 
Nancy Everett
JoAnn Farrell
Corinne Farrell
Marlene Feinberg 
Barbara Ferrante 
Pier Fetz 
Marisa Filupeit 
Lorenz Fish 
Cynthia Fisher 
Eileen Fitzpatrick
Rob Fodera
Angela Fuschetto 
Malki Gartenberg 
Gerald Gartner 
Geri Garvin 
Karen Gates 
Melissa Gavinelli 
Toni Gennuso 
Joanne Gerenser
Michael Giangregorio
Nick Gilbo 
Laurie Giordano 
Joanne Giuliano
Ariel Glaubach 
David Glick 
Barry Goldberg 
Lori Gray 
AnnMarie Grieco
Adriana Grimaldi 
Janet Grosser 
Moe Hageko 
Lauren Hakim 
LouAnne Haley
Faye Hamid 
Gail Hansche 
Melissa Hess
Maureen Higgins 
Patricia Hincken 
Hannah Hoch 
Denise Holzka 
JoAnn Hope 
Eileen Hopkins 
Jackie Huey 
Patty Hutton
Hope Iliceto 
Thomas Iliceto 
Dyane Irvine
AnnMarie Itgen 
Lyudmila Ivanova 
Linell Iversen 
Donald Johnson
Alexander Jones
DeAnna Jones 
Michael Joseph 
Susan Kaplan
Michael Kaplan
Loretta Kennedy 
Barbara Kenny
Steve Kirschbaum 
Jessica Klein 
Rosemarie Klingele 
Maryann Korn
Charles Kramer 
Mark Krinsky 
Eugene Krupatkin
Janet Lamantia 
Kara Lamendola 
Marcia Langaigne
Stefanie Lavelle
Pat Leahy
Jessica Leather 
Sandy Levine
Jackie Libretti
Alison Lipshin
Kristine Lombardo 
Vivian Lynch 
Laura Maguire 
Christopher Maher 
Alfred Mahoney 
Elena Maldonado 
Patty Marceante 
Nancy Marchese 
Paula Marocchi
Valerie Martin 
Ann McDermott
Mary McDonald 
Joanne McDougall 
Janet McGill 
Meaghan McGoldrick 
Beth McLoughlin 
Kevin McShane 
Nicole Memoli 
Dan Miran 
Linda Mitchell
Janet Moley 
Julie Morawek 
Barbara Morello 
Maria Mucciarone 
Richard Murdison 
Angale Natale 
Paula Neenan
Ashley Nicole 
Cathy Nicoletti 
William Nolan 
Nina Novie 
Despina Novie
Chris Nuzzi 
Debra Ochs 
Marge O'Neil 
Rita Ormsby 
Olivia O'Rourke 
Toni Ann Pabon 
Bernardo Pace 
Lisa Padla
Bonnie Patala
Larry Paterno
Ken Paulsen 
Christopher Pekoff
Sherrie Penino
Nancy Phillips 
Sandina Popper
Christine Porizio 
Richard Portello 
Brenda Principe
Ellen Proszak
Frank Pugliese 
Denise Purcell
Daniel Rauch 
Shanx Ravisankar 
Brooklyn Re
RoseMarie Reel 
Susan Ribaudo 
Anjail Rice
Joseph Rinaldi 
Sulma Rivera 
Celia Roche
David Roll 
Yvonne Roman 
Mindy Rosengarten
Joshua Rosengarten 
Susan Rotsztajn 
Mary Rowan
Sharyn Ruggiero 
Donald Russo
Breeda Ryan 
Carolyn Sagnelli
Leonard Scandaglia
Ada Schechtman 
Wendy Schmidt 
Robyn Schneider 
Bonnie Schneider 
Anne Seifried 
Lisa Seraté
Joanne Sgambati 
Katherine Sgarlato 
Victoria Shurott 
Michele Sileo 
Kimberly Smith 
Sophie Sophororos 
Lisa Sorrento 
Anna Spadafora 
Denise Sperduto
Tamio Spiegel 
Jaime Sposito 
Maria Stabinsky 
Kathleen Stanley
Marianne Stanley 
Rosemarie Stavola 
Irene Stefas 
Harvey Stein
Wendy Stynes 
Christina Swiderski 
Terry Tarangelo 
Eve Taranto
Veronica Taura 
Nicole Tibaldi
Michelle Tittel
Sheila Tjon
Valerie Tucci 
Gretchen Turner 
Shannon Viggio 
Teresa Visconti 
Ben von Doussa 
Keith Ward 
Denise Wiatre
Linda Williams 
Alexis Yarmolowitz 
We are beyond proud of this year's graduating class! While we can't hold traditional celebrations, we wanted to make sure they received something special to acknowledge all of their achievements. Our Beach Street staff did a drive-by parade and dropped off a commemorative graduation lawn sign. It brought a smile to our grads and staff alike!
We had a blast at the virtual prom! Thank you to all of the staff who assisted in this #quarantineprom to give our participants a fun, virtual evening together.
Donate Supplies or Funds Today!
Our residential staff are working around the clock to take care of our participants, and are doing an amazing job! We currently have supplies for all of our locations that need them, but with a surge in demand, we are being proactive and looking to increase our current supply. If you or someone you know have any of the following items available to donate, please contact to arrange a dropoff.

Powder free exam gloves
Medical isolation gowns
Chemical splash goggles
Hand sanitizer
Hand sanitizer wipes
Surface sanitizer wipes
Disinfectant spray
N95 face masks

Thank you to those who have generously donated PPE for our staff:

Borough President James Oddo
Senator  Andrew J. Lanza
Assemblyman Michael Cusick
Assemblywoman  Nicole Malliotakis
Assemblyman  Mike Reilly
Assemblyman Charles D. Fall
Councilman Steven Matteo
Councilman  Joe Borelli
Councilwoman  Debi Rose
District Attorney Mike McMahon
Steven Anderson
Clara Azadegan
Lauren Baker-Anderson
Anthony Castiglione
Amy Hume Bellisano on behalf of The Woodbridge Center
Denise Bianchi
Brooklyn Home Foundation
Debbie Burwasser
Joe Caldarera
Stephanie Cassas
Sabrina Rose Dallas
Denise Eget
Dr. Ryan Galligan

Audrey Hassuer & other
Metuchen residents
Dr. Jane Howard
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
Shelley Chi Mawhinney, Metuchen
Randy McArthur
Joe McCormack
Making Waves Foundation
Medtrak Rx
Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America
Sue Reek
Rab's Country Lanes
Rescuing Families, Inc.
Sulma Rivera
Staten Island Elected Officials
Staten Island Glove & Safety
Elizabeth Thomas
Westpoint Home
Oscar Valera, Metuchen
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