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.


The Institute was founded in 1970 by Peggy W. Pulleyn and Pamela Machold, grandmother and mother of a young boy with autism. When they were unable to locate appropriate, non-institutional services in New Jersey, they launched a national search that culminated in the selection of a science-based intervention model–applied behavior analysis.

PCDI was the first community-based program in the State that was specifically designed to provide intervention for children with autism.


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