On September 11, 2014, The Yale University Center for Translational Developmental Neuroscience of the Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine, and The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foudation will mark the establishment of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Adult Autism Research Fund.
This endeavor will be the first endowed fund in the nation dedicated exclusively to supporting research projects related to adults living with the autism spectrum disorders. Research projects endowed by the Fund will be led by Roger J. Jou, MD, PhD, who is a leading autism researcher, and one of the few physician-scientists in the nation who has dedicated his career to the research and care of adults living with autism.
"Autism is a life-long condition, most of which is spent in adulthood," says Dr. Jou. "For over 100 years, the Yale Child Study Center has been committed to the research and service of children and families; however, I'm pleased to say we have moved away from this exclusivity," explains Dr. Jou, who later adds, "Our partnership with The Daniel Fiddle Foundation represents an expansion of our commitment to include adults of all ages living with autism."