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NYC: $500,000 for services for "growing needs" of adults with autism

Jan 24, 2023, Staten Island Live: Rep. Malliotakis announces $500K for Eden II School for Autistic Children

Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis has announced she helped secure $500,000 for the Eden II School for Autistic Children as part of the federal government’s appropriations process.

Eden II will use the funds to renovate an existing building to expand day habilitation services for adults with autism.

“For nearly 50 years, Eden II Programs have gone above and beyond to support people with autism by helping them achieve their full potential through a number of educational, residential, and day habilitation programs,” Malliotakis said. “Serving more than 500 individuals across the New York City and Long Island communities, Eden II has become a leader in helping participants and their families overcome many of the challenges associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

“As their programs and services continue to grow, access to more space has become a necessity. I’m proud to have secured federal funds for Eden II to physically expand its services to ensure adults with autism can continue to receive the high-quality day habilitation services they deserve.”

Established in 1976, Eden II Programs began with just six students and one special education teacher. Today, the not-for-profit organization serves more than 500 participants in New York City and Long Island. The mission of Eden II Programs is to support people with autism through service, science and passion so they may achieve their full potential throughout their lives….

…The generous funding allocation will allow for increased space so that we can expand our programs, serve more seniors with autism, and address the growing needs of the aging population.”


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