The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Announces Grant Awards to 23 Programs Throughout The United States For Adolescents and Adults with Autism
Released on: February 28, 2008, 6:50 am
Press Release Author: Linda Walder Fiddle, Founder and Executive Director
Industry: Non Profit
Press Release Summary: The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation announces 23 grant awards to programs for adolescents and adults with Autism throughout the United States in 2008.
Press Release Body: Ridgewood, NJ (February, 2008)...The Daniel Jordan Fiddle (DJF) Foundation, the first organization in the United States with the mission to award grants to programs that enhance the lives and benefit adolescents and adults with Autism, has announced that it will award grants to 23 role model programs nationwide in 2008. The foundation has been awarding grants to residential, recreational, vocational, educational and family programs for adolescents and adults with Autism since 2002. The hallmark of all DJF programs is that they provide suitable, stimulating and sustainable opportunities for participation in community life. \"It is an attainable goal for each child with Autism to become an adult who can contribute to and enjoy the benefits of community life if we develop the programs and necessary support systems,\" said Linda Walder Fiddle, Founder and Executive DIrector of the foundation, \"and we are greatly encouraged that more and more programs for adults are being modeled from the grant programs we have previously supported. Today, parents of young children with Autism can look to their future with hope that did not exist even five years ago.\"
The expertise of the DJF Foundation encompasses developing, identifying, supporting and supervising exemplary programs with a particular focus in 2008 on programs for young adults as they transition from mandated school age programs to the uncharted waters of adult life. The foundation\'s 2008 grantees include several transition vocational training programs for young adults throughout the United States including: Bittersweet Farms, Inc., Ohio; The Victory School, Florida; Eden II, New York; Nashoba Learning Group, Massachusetts; Developmental Disabilities Institute, New York; FECA, New York; and The Kelly Autism Program,Kentucky. Other grants for 2008 will support recreational and family related respite programs for teens and adults with Autism including: Groupo Salto, Illinois; Vista del Mar, California; Fountain House, Inc., New York; Ramapo for Children, New York; Agape Therapeutic Riding, Indiana; Opportunity Partners, Minnesota; and ALUT in Israel.
Web Site: http://www.djfiddlefoundation.org
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