The Thief in the Night

By Irisa Leverette, Contributing Blogger. We 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

Expect the Unexpected

By Irisa Leverette, Contributing Blogger. We 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

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

Two of Durand’s Newest Board-Members Receive Honors

We are delighted to announce the achievements of two of Durand’s newest board members. Dr. Jacqueline Kaari (A&CS Board), has been selected as one a “Top Children’s Physician” in 2014 and Eleanor Kubacki (Foundation Board) has been selected as one of the “Best 50 Women in Business” 2014. Please see the links

Durand welcomes children of the late Dr. Simone Durand-Schulmann

The Durand Academy and Community Services Board and Durand Foundation Board welcomed son and daughter of our agency’s founder, the late Dr. Simone Durand-Schulmann. After words of reflection, the brother and sister presented a picture of their mother. The picture of Dr. Durand- Schulmann will be hung in the Durand Academy, where

I Am Just An Ordinary Mom With An Extraordinary Son

By Irisa Leverette, Contributing Blogger.  The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Durand Academy and Community Services, Inc. I have played many roles in my life: a child, teenager, sister, friend, student, tutor, professor, wife and mother. Unbeknownst to