Young man with autism shares his journey with Action News

Laura Gaffney, Durand’s Family Support Coordinator, and her son Andrew, now 26 with autism was interviewed by Alicia Vitarelli. This is an incredible story of Andrew overcoming his disability to achieve a successful and fulfilling family, work and social life as well as Laura’s long-time relationship with Durand as a client and

What Can the Newest Muppet, Julia, Teach Us?

[caption id="attachment_1489" align="alignleft" width="300"] On April 10th, the Sesame Street crew welcomed 4-year- old Julia to the neighborhood and quickly learned that Julia has autism spectrum disorder.[/caption] Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert, and Ernie now have a new neighbor on Sesame Street, Julia! On April 10th, the Sesame Street crew welcomed

Durand Awards Dr. Stephen M. Shore

Durand awards Dr. Stephen M. Shore with the Dr. Temple Grandin Achievement Award for Excellence in Autism. Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment, Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen

Dr. Jim Ball Durand with Dr. Temple Grandin in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

[caption id="attachment_1364" align="alignnone" width="1536"] Dr Jim Ball Durand Consultant with Dr Temple Grandin in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[/caption] Mount Laurel, NJ: Stephen M. Shore, Ed.D., a professor at Adelphi University who has autism and Asperger’s Syndrome and is an author of several books including Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences With Autism and Asperger

Durand, Inc. Presents Dr. James Ball, Ed.D.

Evidence Based Strategies for Learners with Special Needs and Autism Dr. James Ball, Ed.D., BCBA-D President/Chief Executive Officer, JB Autism Consulting Friday, May 9, 2016 at 9:30 AM Durand School 230 N Evergreen Ave. Woodbury, NJ 08096 This presentation will discuss those evidenced based, State-of the-Art strategies that have been proven effective when working

I See, Through You. Durand ( & is thrilled to premier their new PSA film produced in collaboration with SQ Productions ( "I See, Through You." is a crude glimpse into the world of an individual with Autism. This is not meant to be an actual representation, but a dramatic portrayal. We hope it

An Evening with Temple Grandin and Eustacia Cutler

[su_button url="" background="#0962bc" color="#f7f6f6" size="7" icon="icon: hand-o-up" icon_color="#ffffff" text_shadow="0px 0px 0px #000000"]Tickets, Ads & Sponsorships[/su_button] Map & Directions Agenda 5:00pm-6:00pm - Registration 6:00pm-8:00pm - Event As Executive Director of Durand, Inc. where “Individuals with special needs learn and grow,” I am pleased to announce the upcoming special event, “An Evening with

Sleepless in New Jersey

By Irisa Leverette, Contributing BloggerWe are happy to introduce our new guest blogger and “Warrior Mom” Irisa Leverette! Irisa resides in NJ and has an 8 year old son Darius. At 3 years old, Darius was diagnosed with Autism. In the monthly blog series, Irisa will be sharing what life is like