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DJF Launches Autism Awareness Month 2010- National and State Legislators Commemorate

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, the national autism organization focusing on adults, launched April 2010 Autism Awareness Month with National and State legislators and officials on April 1, 2010. US Senator Robert Menendez hosted an event with Congressman Frank Pallone, advocates, families and educators at Rutgers Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center and Linda Walder Fiddle, Executive Director of DJF was honored to address the audience. Later that day, Walder Fiddle hosted an event at The Ridgewood YMCA where Assemblywoman Joan Voss and State Senator Bob Gordon presented a proclamation citing April as Autism Awareness Month in the foundation's home state of New Jersey. Proclamations were also presented by Dennis McNerney, Bergen County Executive, Ridgewood Mayor David Pfund and Councilman Paul Aronsohn presented a proclamation from State Senator Loretta Weinberg and Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle. US Senator Robert Menendez graciously presented Ms. Walder Fiddle a Proclamation from the United States Senate earlier in the day.