COVID-19 and Autism: Impact on Needs, Health and Healthcare Costs

Autism Speaks: A special report on how COVID has impacted people with autism. As we find in the following analyses, the basic needs, health and economic impacts of COVID-19 on people with an autism diagnosis are substantial, in some case more so than many other health conditions currently prioritized in public health

In Memoriam – Marcel Schulmann

We are sad to announce that Dr. Marcel Schulmann, the husband of our founder Dr. Simone Durand Schulmann, passed away last week at the age of 94. Durand Inc. traces its roots back to 1972 when Simone Durand Schulmann, a pioneer and forward-thinking individual, started her work in providing services to children

Durand Announces New Chairman and Vice President of The Board of Trustees

Marc Sano Durand, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Sano as Chairman and Eileen Unger as Vice President of the Board of Trustees. Sano, who joined the Durand Board in 2017, succeeds Richard Hoffman who resigned as Chairman in September 2020. Richard Hoffman provided many years of excellent leadership

Action for Happiness: Meaningful May Calendar

The world is in crisis. Keep Calm, Stay Wise & Be Kind. This Meaningful May Calendar has daily actions for May 2020 to help us respond to this global crisis with a sense of purpose and meaning. www.actionforhappiness.org/meaningful-may

NJ Department of Human Services Resource Page

Be sure to check into these valuable resources from the New Jersey Department of Human Services during this challenging time: www.state.nj.us/humanservices/news/pressreleases/2020/approved/20200424.html

Durand COVID-19 Updates

PROGRAM & AGENCY CLOSURES Durand's main goal is to maintain the health and safety of the people we support and our staff. Durand School: The Durand School is closed in compliance with the governor’s order. Day Programs: All three Durand day programs are closed. Residential Programs: All six Durand residential programs remain

Trusted Websites for Information on the Coronavirus

Many employers have asked Connor Strong & Buckelew “where can we get validated information about the coronavirus other than the CDC” about its impact, treatment, frequently asked questions, and more. There is an abundance of information online, much of which is suspect. Below are two validated clinical sources that can be trusted.

Tips for Working Remotely During COVID-19

As many employers have transitioned to remote working, here are tips from Connor Strong & Buckelew's Safety & Risk Control Team to help keep you comfortable and safe: Ergonomic Remote Workstation SetupExercises for the Remote Worker Please visit Connor Strong & Buckelew's COVID-19 Resource Center for more information. https://www.connerstrong.com/blog/insights-detail/tips-for-working-remotely-during-covid-19/