EEDA's Day Programs are based on assisting and enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. EEDA believes that every person should participate in his or her own personal advancement to the fullest extent possible by offering a variety of services for each individual to choose from.
EEDA’s Day Programs offer activities in the areas of self-advocacy, culinary arts and nutrition, volunteerism, health and fitness, horticulture, visual arts, dance, socialization, computer training, navigating public transportation, budgeting and money skills, life safety and life skills, music appreciation, community involvement, creative arts including acting, vocal training, theater set and costume creation, and dance , as well as social and recreational activities.
The EEDA Day Services Programs annually participate in an agency wide picnic for individuals and their families, a holiday show in NYC, a summer variety show, and a summer trip.
Community involvement plays a prominent role in our daily programs. Program members are active, contributing members of their local communities and enjoy volunteering, shopping, and supporting local restaurants while dining locally. We also enjoy utilizing local parks for fitness activities, participating in classes and cooking projects at local churches, and volunteering at local Island Harvest sites, thrift stores, community gardens, and animal shelters. Our Creative Arts Program Without Walls takes pride in putting on full theater productions, learning creative writing, and performing Shakespeare. Our newest program, LEAP, enables its participants to be outdoors while maintaining the grounds and learning animal husbandry through our partnership with the Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp in Riverhead.