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Linda J. Walder Named as One of Five "Classic Woman" for 2014 by Traditional Home Magazine. - Nov 5, 2014

Linda J. Walder, Founder and Executive Director of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation is featured in the November/December 2014 issue of Traditional ...

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Linda J. Walder featured in Downtown Bergen Magazine - Sep 5, 2014

DJF Foundation's Founder and Executive Director, Linda J. Walder is featured in the September 2014 issue of Downtown Bergen Magazine. Read about the ...

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The DJ Fiddle Foundation Featured in the Autism Advocate Magazine - Sep 24, 2013

The DJ Fiddle Foundation was recently featured in the Summer Edition of the Autism Advocate Magazine. Turn to page 35 to see the article.

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Linda J. Walder appointed to The New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service - Jan 31, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appointed Linda Walder Fiddle, Founder and Executive of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation on January 29, 2013 to ...

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Read about DJF's latest projects for adults! - Jan 9, 2013

Read about DJF Foundation's latest groundbreaking projects that are innovating new supports and programs for the diverse population of adults living w...

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Linda Walder Fiddle is quoted at advocacy event to support Senator Bob Menendez - Oct 17, 2012

Linda Walder Fiddle is quoted at advocacy event to support Senator Bob Menendez for all he does to lead public policy on behalf of individuals and fam...

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Main Street Magazine features DJF Executive Director - Jun 8, 2012

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DJF FOUNDATION BEGINS ITS NEXT DECADE OF SERVICE - Jan 13, 2012

Read about The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation in the January, 2012 edition of Autism After 16 as the organization approaches its 10th anniversary of ...

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The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Signature Program at Broadway Respite Care Featured on WPIX-11 - Apr 9, 2011

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Signature Program at Broadway Respite Care Featured on WPIX-11 NYC in Autism Awareness Month 2011 Series. Watch...

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DJF Executive Director, Linda Walder Fiddle quoted in PARADE magazine cover story - Apr 3, 2011

Autism advocate and DJF Executive Director, Linda Walder Fiddle is quoted in PARADE magazine cover story on adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorde...

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Linda Walder Fiddle featured in March/April 2011 BC-Bergen County Magazine - Mar 15, 2011

Linda Walder Fiddle is featured in the March/April 2011 BC-Bergen County Magazine. The article discusses the initiatives and accomplishments of Linda...

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Linda Walder Fiddle writes article in Autism Advocate magazine - Feb 11, 2011

Read the article about health and wellness and adults in the 2010 issue of Autism Advocate magazine, the publication of the Autism Society of ...

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Linda Walder Fiddle is featured Interview in Autism Spectrum News - Oct 1, 2010

Linda Walder Fiddle is the featured interviewee in the renowned autism publication, AUTISM SPECTRUM NEWS. The Fall 2010 issue is focused on adults li...

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Linda Walder Fiddle Introduces Senator Robert Menendez at AFAA Congressional Briefing - Jul 15, 2010

Linda Walder FIddle had the honor of introducing Senator Robert Menendez (NJ) at a Congressional Briefing hosted by the Senator and Congressman Mike D...

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DJF Launches Autism Awareness Month 2010- National and State Legislators Commemorate - Apr 10, 2010

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, the national autism organization focusing on adults, launched April 2010 Autism Awareness Month with National and...

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Linda Walder Fiddle Honored with Joint Resolution of NJ Legislature for Women's History Month - Mar 22, 2010

Linda Walder Fiddle, Founder and Executive Director of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, a national autism organization based in Ridgewood that dev...

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Linda Walder Fiddle Cited as NJ Hero by Governor Elect Chris Christie and the Inauguration Committee - Jan 18, 2010

Below is a list of just some of the exceptional men and women who were nominated by their peers as New Jersey Heroes. Although only five of our New J...

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DJF Develops Essential Programs For Escalating Population Of Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders - Jan 11, 2010

THE DANIEL JORDAN FIDDLE FOUNDATION FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM DEVELOPS ESSENTIAL PROGRAMS FOR ESCALATING POPULATION OF ADULTS WITH AUTISM SP...

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Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Introduced in US House and Senate - Dec 1, 2009

The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) of 2009 (S 493/HR 1205), which is supported by over 40 national disability organizations,including T...

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DJF Receives 5 Prestigious Awards in 2009 - Nov 12, 2009

Linda Walder Fiddle, Founder and Executive Director of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation and The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation have been awarded a...

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County salutes its ‘champs’ at Disabilities Event---DJF Self-Advocate Paul Voss is Recognized! - Nov 5, 2009

October is designated as National Disability Month and Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney and the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders decla...

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Adults with Autism Task Force Releases Its Findings and Recommendations - Oct 8, 2009

The New Jersey Adults with Autism Task Force today released its report describing the needs of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and presenti...

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DJF Releases Autism, Epilepsy & Seizures Brochure As A Public Service - Oct 7, 2009

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation (DJF) has produced and released the first brochure that specifically focuses on Autism, Epilepsy and the Co-Condit...

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DJF Receives Community Service Award from Family Resource Network - Sep 23, 2009

On Thursday, September 22, 2009 Linda Walder Fiddle and Fred Fiddle accepted the 2009 Community Service Award from The Family Resource Network and Aut...

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READ Article on Foundation's Far Reaching Effect - Aug 14, 2009

Linda Walder Fiddle is a on a mission. The Ridgewood mom is a nonstop bundle of energy. She was an attorney for a top New York City law firm and had a...

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Read Linda Walder Fiddle's 2 Articles in Summer 2009 Autism Spectrum News - Jul 30, 2009

Read 2 articles written by Linda Walder Fiddle, Founder and Executive Director of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, that appear in the Summer, 2009...

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How Much Do You Know About DJF?--Click Here! - Jul 17, 2009

Read 10 facts that set The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation apart from other organizations. Support our mission to provide opportunities for adults wi...

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DJF Launches F.I.T. TOGETHER at the YMCA - Jun 29, 2009

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation has launched F.I.T. TOGETHER at the YMCA, a pilot program with the goal of fostering the independence, health, wel...

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Dr. Ted Carr, Leading Autism Reseacher Killed by Drunk Driver - Jun 22, 2009

Edward G. Carr, 1947-2009 Dr. Edward "Ted" Gary Carr, professor of psychology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, died 20 June 200...

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Linda Walder Fiddle Receives Prestigious Jefferson Award For Public Service - Jun 13, 2009

The Jefferson Award is given annually to honor Americans who perform outstanding public service in their community and inspire others to follow their ...

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Linda Walder Fiddle Wins Russ Berrie Making A Difference Award - May 20, 2009

New Jersey's unsung heroes distinguished as finalists for Russ Berrie Award for Making a Difference Residents to be honored for giving back to their ...

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DJF Applauds Congress on Advancing the ATAA - May 15, 2009

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, the only national Autism organization that has the mission to develop and award grants to programs that benefit a...

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DJF's Stay-At-Home Red Ball Winners Announced! - May 3, 2009

DJF's month long celebration of Autism Awareness Month, April 2009, closed with the drawing of our annual DJF Stay-At-Home Red Ball (c) raffle, a sign...

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DJF Celebrates April Autism Awareness Month with YOU! - Apr 20, 2009

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation will kickoff Autism Awareness Month, April 2009 on APRIL 2ND, World Autism Awareness Day, when WHOLE FOODS MARKET ...

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DJF Featured in Autism Spectrum News', Spring 2009 Issue - Apr 19, 2009

Autism Spectrum News' Spring 2009 issue features story about The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation’s 2009 grantees around the nation. See pdf below.

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DJF Endorses Menendez’s Helping Hands for Autism Act of 2009 - Mar 24, 2009

Linda Walder Fiddle, Executive Director of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, a national autism organization that develops and provides grants to pr...

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Linda Walder Fiddle Featured As A Person to Watch in 2009 - Jan 5, 2009

Linda Walder Fiddle, Founder and Executive Director of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation is featured in the January, 2009 issue of 201 Magazine as o...

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“Enlarging Life” A Story Featuring DJF Trustee Jim Scancarella - Dec 5, 2008

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation gives autistic adolescents and adults the chance to live productive lives. To print pdf of story click below.

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Read Linda Walder Fiddle’s article in Autism Spectrum News - Nov 6, 2008

Read Linda's article "Inspiration Along the Road - Guiding Principle Behind the Meaningful Work of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation" attached below...

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N.J. helping those with autism into gainful jobs - Nov 3, 2008

Justin Tropinsky quietly counts "1, 2, 3," as he polishes silverware at the Hackensack Golf Club, rhythmically wiping each piece clean and earning $7....

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Assembly takes lead on autism - Nov 3, 2008

A historic package of bills heading for the Legislature would propel New Jersey to the forefront of the autism crisis by adding millions of dollars fo...

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DJF Featured in ASA’s Autism Advocate Magazine - Oct 6, 2008

Six years ago when The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation embarked on its mission to award grants to programs for adolescents and adults with autism, we ...

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Unique theater program aids those with Asperger's syndrome - Sep 22, 2008

Three local non-profits have joined together to create the first theater-arts program in New Jersey — and perhaps the country — specifically designed ...

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Senator Menendez's Autism Bill Supported by DJF - Apr 29, 2008

Linda Walder Fiddle consulted with Senator Menendez's staff as he developed a new, three-part Bill that will provide federal support for individuals w...

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DJF Grantee Paws Four Autism Appears on CBS Early Show - Apr 22, 2008

DJF 2008 grantee, Paws Four Autism appeared on the CBS Early Show on Wednesday, April 16th featuring Gower and Brittany and dog behaviorist Kathy Sant...

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Speaker of NJ Assembly Receives DJF Funded Employment Manual - Apr 2, 2008

In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month, Linda Walder Fiddle presented NJ Assembly Speaker, The Honorable Joseph J. Roberts Jr. the first em...

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Watch DJF Grantee in Autism: The Musical on 3/25 at 8pm on HBO - Mar 19, 2008

DJF 2008 Grantee, The Miracle Project of Vista Del Mar is featured in the upcoming HBO documentary by Tricia Regan that will air on Tuesday, March 25t...

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Linda Walder Fiddle Testifies Before NJ State Assembly Health Committee - Feb 26, 2008

Package of autism legislation advances Tuesday, February 26, 2008 BY ELISE YOUNG STAFF WRITER A legislative committee Monday approved six bills ...

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" Autism: Another Way of Communicating" a film by Gary Keys features DJF Grantee - Feb 4, 2008

"Autism: Another Way of Communicating," a documentary film by Gary Keys features DJF Grantee, Paws 4 Autism a program where teens learn to train and m...

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Linda Walder Fiddle's Letter to the Editor of the NY Times - Jan 13, 2008

Linda Walder Fiddle's Letter to the Editor of the New York Times Sunday Business section disputed the contention that grant makers should only award g...

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A Total of 25 Grants Nationwide Awarded by DJF in '07 - Dec 11, 2007

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation awarded 2 grants in December, 2007 rounding out a total of 25 grants awarded nationwide in 2007 to programs that b...

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DJF salutes Walgreens’ Employment Efforts - Nov 16, 2007

Walgreens builds a new warehouse that accommodates workers with special needs. To view this NBC report on YouTube Read more


Dog Training Classes Help Autistic Teens Connect - Nov 8, 2007

Newark Star Ledger UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. — Miami, a 3-year-old pug, sits in front of a small bar, her big saucer eyes showing just a touch of perf...

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New Jersey gives $4M boost to autism research - Sep 13, 2007

The Bergen Record Families coping with autism will get more help and support from New Jersey, including a statewide registry of cases, a task force...

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New Jersey Medical School PULSE magazine - Sep 1, 2007

The NJ Medical School Pulse Magazine talks about the Black and White Ball to raise money and hope for people with Autism.

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Letter to the Editor - Aug 17, 2007

A letter written to the Bergen Record from Linda Walder Fiddle, Executive Director of the Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation.

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Senate Panel OK's Autism Legislation - May 22, 2007

The Bergen Record TRENTON -- Autism advocates were thrilled Monday when a Senate committee released a package of bills to help thousands of New Jer...

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Autism bill take lead on policy, funding - Feb 13, 2007

The Bergen Record A historic package of bills heading for the Legislature would propel New Jersey to the forefront of the autism crisis by add...

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New Jersey has highest rate ever documented in U.S - Feb 9, 2007

The Bergen Record One in every 94 children in New Jersey has autism -- the highest rate ever documented in the United States. For boys, the ra...

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Help for the autistic - Dec 28, 2006

The Star Ledger Your Dec. 15 story about the crisis in adult services in New Jersey is a good first wakeup call, alerting the public to the la...

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Funding for autism battle could come in '07 - Dec 20, 2006

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - The Bergen Record President Bush on Tuesday signed into law the Combating Autism Act, authorizing a $1 billion ...

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Brave New World – Linda Walder Fiddle Lights The Way - Dec 1, 2006

Ridgewood Magazine talks with Linda Walder Fiddle, Executive Director of the Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation about Autism and the challenges she faced...

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Gala raises awareness and funds for autism - Nov 23, 2006

NEWARK: On Dec. 2, The Autism Center of New Jersey Medical School will host its Third Annual Dinner/Dance benefit at the Mezzanine, 744 Broad Street, ...

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'Mostly Music' cheers families of autistic - Nov 15, 2006

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - The Star Ledger NEWARK: Families affected by autism are taking advantage of a program offered by The Autism Cen...

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Spotlight on Linda Walder Fiddle, Esq. COSAC Update - Oct 1, 2006

The people from COSAC talk to Linda Walder Fiddle, Executive Director of the Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation about her quest to help people with Autis...

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Challenges for adults with autism - Sep 29, 2006

The Bergen Record A bus comes to Jonathan Lam's home in Tenafly every weekday morning and takes him to a private school for autistic children in Ro...

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201 Magazine (The Best of Bergen) - Sep 1, 2006

The 201 Magazine recognizes the Best Bergen County Autism Advocates.

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Creating Opportunities for Adolescents and Adults - Jul 1, 2005

With a warm smile, Linda Fiddle recalls the woman who approached her at an adult day care center in New Jersey a while ago, and gave her a big hug. ...

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Shopping Day Benefits Foundation - Jun 1, 2004

The Ridgewood News The sun was shining at the beautiful outdoor garden at Ridgewood’s home accessory and gift shop, Mango Jam, on Saturday, June 1s...

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Autistic child’s memory lives on in wildlife trail - Apr 1, 2004

The Bergen Record Daniel Fiddle’s family envisioned him running along a path, chasing a dog, and looking for signs of wildlife Sunday afternoon on ...

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A PATH TO HEALING - Scouts blaze a trail and combat autism stigma - Mar 1, 2004

Like many Boy Scout projects. clearing woods to make a trail is one way to move up in rank and earn a badge. But this wasn’t a typical Scout outing...

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