Providing Lifelong

Services to People

with Autism




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PCDI Mission Statement


The mission of the Princeton Child Development Institute is to provide effective, science-based intervention for children and adults with autism and, through research and dissemination, to extend treatment resources to people with autism, both nationally and internationally.

Facilities Expansion

Facilities Expansion 1994-97

In 1994, the Institute inaugurated A Campaign for PCDI. This fund-raising endeavor targeted $2.5 million for the addition of approximately 13,000 square feet (more than doubling the existing space), and $.5 million to foster the Institute’s mission “to provide quality treatment, education, and training, and through research, to pioneer comprehensive intervention models that can be used nationally and internationally for the benefit of persons with autism.” Chairs of the Parent, Staff, and Board Gift Committees made individual contacts with prospective donors in each of these categories, and 100% of parents, staff members, and trustees supported the campaign.

The respected architectural firm of Ford Farewell Mills and Gatsch designed north and south additions that adjoin and complement the original structure; the exterior appearance is in keeping with the semi-rural character of the neighborhood. The building won a highly prized architectural award.

The new facilities were completed in 1997, again with no outstanding debt. Members of the Board of Trustees secured many pledges from individual and corporate donors, and these contributions were supplemented by a major grant from The Kresge Foundation, as well as grants from many other foundations. PCDI often welcomes visits by architects and intervention professionals, and the facilities have served as a model for other programs in New Jersey and elsewhere.


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