April 27, 2021
One day. One big impact.
April 27, 2021 marks Eden Autism’s Day of Giving, an opportunity for the community to come together to support individuals with autism during Autism Awareness Month.
Leading up to our Day of Giving, we’ll be sharing stories from across Eden to recognize the staff, families, and community members who worked tirelessly to keep our participants safe and engaged throughout this extraordinarily difficult year. Join us for this year’s Day of Giving by sharing these stories or donating to support children and adults with autism.
If you make a gift to Eden before or during the Day of Giving, you will receive an exclusive Eden tote bag!
Continuing Our Commitment
A year ago, all of our lives were abruptly altered by the coronavirus pandemic. What seemed like overnight, the world turned upside down. But through this year of uncertainty, fear, and isolation, we never lost sight of our mission—to improve the lives of individuals with autism and their families.
In the span of a few days, when everything was shut down last March, staff rose to the challenge of delivering individual school programs, speech and language therapies, and related services via computer—a difficult mode of communication even without the significant cognitive struggles faced by the students and adults who attend Eden’s programs. Group homes went from engaging residents in the community to organizing activities inside participants’ group homes and apartments. Keeping them safe took on new meaning with the introduction of masks and other PPE.
While many things changed, the dedication of Eden’s staff never wavered—24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The end of the pandemic may be in sight, but Eden’s commitment to individuals with autism will continue long after it’s over. COVID-19 highlighted how vital services like Eden’s are. Despite the limitations and restrictions imposed by the virus, the sense of safety and security—for participants and their families alike—will remain a need among families whose loved ones include a child with autism for years to come.
“I am proud of how Eden always pulls together. No matter what it is, no matter what it takes, staff are willing to do whatever we can to help the students and families.”
– Eden Lead Teacher, Ken Dorfman
“I always say that his school is my oxygen. The only time that I can breathe is when he’s at Eden. They go beyond what their duty calls for to make sure that my child is taken care of.”
– Eden School Parent
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“Eden is an amazing organization that is dedicated 150% to the life of an individual with autism, from early childhood through their senior years.”
– Eden Adult Services Parent