East End Disability Associates
Creating Opportunities for Happy Lives
This slideshow was created to thank our wonderful DSPs who made it possible for us to continue the important work of caring for the people we support during the pandemic. This slideshow embodies our EEDA Values.
The Shakespeare Project
This video features footage from EEDA's Creative Arts Program's Shakespeare Project rehearsals and an interview with its creator, Matthew Kuriloff.
Interview with Sahlise Cherry
EEDA highlights Sahlise Cherry's hard work at the Marion Lane house as its Senior DSP. She is now the house's manager! Thank you, Sahlise!
Imagine Awards Video
EEDA was named a finalist in the Innovation category at the 6th Annual Long Island Imagine awards. This video highlights the inclusive work EEDA has done with its Creative Arts Program.
DSP Recognition Week 2019
EEDA puts the spotlight on its wonderful DSPs in this video.
DSP Recognition Week 2018
EEDA's families and program participants talk about what DSPs mean to them and how they add value to their life.
365 Days Strong
This video commemorates making it through an incredibly difficult year as a team. Thank you for weathering this storm with us! We appreciate everyone who serves and supports EEDA's mission.
EEDA staff voice their appreciation of a special bonus EEDA provided to its staff.
Building the Future from EEDA's 2019 Gala
This video was created for EEDA's 2019 gala and features interviews with future residents of our Henry Lewis Lane house, the Access Program at the Parrish Art Museum, the Creative Writing Program at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons, EEDA's participation in Luv Michael, volunteer activities at the Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp, EEDA's community dances, and The Shakespeare Project.
Interview with Adam Weyant
This highlights Adam Weyant's hard work at Riverhead Day Hab as a DSP. Adam now works at Calverton Day Hab as a Senior DSP. Thank you, Adam!
EEDA's Celebrates Black History Month
EEDA Program member, JaQuan, celebrates Black History Month by performing "I, Too" by Langston Hughes.
EEDA Celebrates Black History Month
EEDA program participant, JaQuan, celebrates Black History Month by performing "I Am the Black Child" by Mychal Wynn.
East End Arts Workshop
EEDA partnered with East End Arts to provide fifteen EEDA program participants with the opportunity to attend Exploring the Creative Spirit at the East End Arts School.
CAP's New Home at the Henry Pfeifer Community Center
On June 6th, 2018, EEDA celebrated the opening of the new home for our Creative Arts Program Without Walls with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Henry Pfeifer Community Center in Calverton. This space was made possible through the efforts of Riverhead Town Board and Laura Jens Smith.
Self-Advocates Rally for Budget Increase
On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, EEDA Self-Advocacy President, Christine Barker and frontline supervisor, Shaunice Faines spoke at the same podium as the governor. Click the picture to read an article about this event in the Times Union.
EEDA attended a NY Mets game where one of our residents and longtime Mets fan, Danny, was able to throw the first pitch of the game!
Fox Run Farm
EEDA's partnership with Fox Run Farms allows the people we support to participate in equine therapy and learn animal cares skills.
Devin's House Opens
EEDA celebrated the official opening of Devin's House, our new Overnight Respite house with a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 5th, 2018.
EEDA Falcons Win the Trophy
In 2016, the EEDA Falcons basketball team took home the first place trophy, stealing the prize from The Titans, who were undefeated the previous two years. The coaches and team worked so hard this season!