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DJF Receives 5 Prestigious Awards in 2009

Author: The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation
Written On: Thu, 12 Nov 2009

Linda Walder Fiddle, Founder and Executive Director of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation and The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation have been awarded a total of 5 prestigious awards in 2009 in recognition of the organization's national leadership in creating awareness and solutions to address the needs of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) throughout the United States. The all-volunteer organization, established to develop, advocate for and support programs for adults with ASD, has received: a Russ Berrie Award for Making a Difference; the Jefferson Award in recognition of outstanding service to the community; the organization award from the NJ Coalition for Inclusive Ministries; The Family Resource Network's Community Service Award; and Ms. Walder Fiddle is featured in the December 2009 issue of REDBOOK magazine as one of the 5 most inspirational women in the United States and has been honored with a REDBOOK HERO, Strength and Spirit Award.

"We are extremely grateful for this extraordinary recognition in 2009 especially because these tremendous accolades help to create more awareness that ASD is a life long challenge and the futures we create for all those affected by this challenge will not only affect them but will enhance the community at large through their contributions and participation in community life," said Linda Walder Fiddle, " we will continue to strive to open doors for full, healthy lives for all adults with ASD."

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