PRINCETON – It was announced that on August 31, Edward Fenske will retire from the Princeton Child Development Institute. Fenske, 64, is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York. His fondest memories are of the day the facility opened with just nine students and six staff members.
The institute is a private, nonprofit program founded in 1970. Fenske joined the staff in 1975 as a trainee child therapist. He worked under the leadership of behavior analysts Lynn McClannahan and Patricia Krantz. He later became co-executive director with Gregory MacDuff.
The facility, located at 300 Cold Soil Rd, is know nationwide for its Applied Behavior Analysis research in Autism Spectrum Disorder intervention. Research here at Princeton has produced many treatment models that are being replicated nationally and internationally. These models provide therapy for both children and adults with autism.
MacDuff said in a statement.
“While his leadership, perspective, enthusiasm and presence will definitely be missed, the contributions Ed has made will ensure that PCDI remains a leader in the science-based treatment and therapy of children and adults with autism, and continues to be a one of the premier autism institutes for years to come,”
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