Where to Start

Eden Autism welcomes inquiries from parents and guardians, and referrals from physicians, schools, and direct support coordinators.

Accessing Our Services

Eden Autism specializes in treating and supporting children and adults with autism who have the most complex cognitive and behavioral challenges. For information on how to access services for The Eden School and Eden Adult Services, start here!

The Eden School

Admission to the Eden School is made possible as vacancies arise in particular age groups and classrooms rather than on a first-come, first-served basis. Many factors including diagnosis, the needs of the referred child, and funding go into the decision around enrolling a new student.

Tuition at the Eden School is funded by the New Jersey Department of Education through students’ sending districts under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA is a Federal law that provides free appropriate public education to eligible children ages 3-21 and ensures special education and related services.

When inquiring about enrolling a student at Eden, please provide the following information.

  • A cover letter from the student’s school district stating interest in and support for placement at Eden.
  • Current school contact information
  • Most recent Individual Education Plan (IEP), progress reports, and/or evaluations

For information about admission to the Eden School, contact:
Rachel Tait – Chief Program Officer – Contact

Eden Adult Services

Admission to Eden’s adult programs is made possible as vacancies arise, services are expanded, and new homes are acquired. Many factors, including diagnosis, the needs of the referred adult, and access to funding go into the decision around admitting a new adult participant.

Eden’s adult day and residential programs are funded by the New Jersey Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) through a Medicaid-based, fee-for-service system. Individuals who wish to participate in Eden’s adult programs are required to be enrolled in DDD’s Community Care Program, Medicaid eligible, and funded by DDD.

For information about accessing Adult Services, please contact:
Rachel Tait – Chief Program Officer – Contact

Students and adults whose referrals are received when space is unavailable but admission remains possible, based on the needs of the individual and related factors, will be placed on a waiting list. We recommend that you send updated records periodically to keep the student or adult active on the waiting list.

I speak from the heart—hope and action are two words that come to mind when I think of Eden and what this organization means to me and my family.

– Eden Parent

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