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Durand Foundation

The Durand Foundation was established in 1999 to raise needed funds to support the important work of Durand in serving the expanding population of children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities throughout Central and South Jersey. Through generous donations, we are able to improve existing services and add valuable new programs.
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Durand Foundation

The Durand Foundation was established in 1999 to raise needed funds to support the important work of Durand in serving the expanding population of children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities throughout Central and South Jersey. Through generous donations, we are able to improve existing services and add valuable new programs.
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The Faces of Durand:

As I walk into work each day I’m excited to see what the day will bring. When working with children with autism and multiple disabilities, no day is truly the same. No two children with autism are alike. They each present with different strengths and challenges. My job as a principal is to provide them with the best education to help them achieve their potential.

As an educator with students with special needs I have always had a great empathy for the daily challenges they face. Challenges they may be faced with for years to come. I know it is our responsibility to empower our students with the necessary tools to be successful in life now and in the future. Our students face their challenges head on and work to overcome them each and every day. I’m privileged to witness many inspirational stories and journeys from my students.

My father has always told me that when they made me, they made me from the same mold as him, then they broke the mold. My father’s strength is a characteristic I acquired from him, helped me recently overcome my battle with cancer. While I drew strength from my father and my family, especially my daughter, I also drew strength knowing I had students, staff, and families who were relying on me to ensure the students were receiving the best educational programming possible. I knew I could not let them down and will continue to strive to not let them down in years to come.

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