“Helping Individuals with Special Needs Learn & Grow”

Family Support Services

Durand’s Family Support Services provides assistance to families caring for a loved one with a developmental disability. All referrals for assistance come from the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, support coordination agencies, and Department of Children and Families. Family support programs include:

Children’s Respite Services

Respite Services give family members time off from caregiving. Durand provides a trained worker or pays for hiring a friend, neighbor or family member to provide care.

Community Based Supports & Individual Supports

Durand’s Family Support Services are delivered 1:1 by our highly qualified staff and include assistance in the following areas:

  • Activities of Daily Living such as getting dressed, eating and personal hygiene.
  • Increasing Community Participation such as daily errands, attending events, going to a restaurant, purchasing items and travel training.
  • Increasing Independence such as helping clients do laundry, cook, clean and grocery shop.
  • On-The-Job Support such as safety awareness, using the restroom, attending to tasks and general workplace etiquette.
  • Learning Activities such as reading and writing or attending a class.

Durand can find the staff or the family can recommend qualified staff. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, pass all state background checks and hold a valid driver’s license.

For additional information, please contact our Family Support Department at (856) 235-3540.

Parent-Hire Option

Parents know their child best and so we offer to make parents paid caregivers under this program. Contact our Family Support Department at (856) 235-3540 for more information.

Resources for Families:

Children Services

Department of Children & Families

Adult Services for Ages 21 and Over

Division of Developmental Disabilities

Employment Services

Department of Vocational Rehab Services (DVRS)

Project Search


The Supportive Housing Association of NJ

Support Coordination

iRecord Search

Activities for Differently Abled Children and Adults

Camden County Disabilities & Special Needs Programs

We Rock The Spectrum

Sahara Sams

Guardianship & Estate Planning

Disability Rights New Jersey

Community Health Law Project

Hinckle, Fingles, Prior & Fischer Attorneys at Law

Travel Services

TSA Cares

Disability Specific Information & Conferences

Autism New Jersey

Angelman Syndrome Foundation

Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Support Groups

Parents of Autistic Children Together (PACT)

Parents of Autistic Children (POAC)

Haddonfield United Methodist Church

New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities

Family Support Coalition of NJ

Regional Family Support Council

Camden County Family Support Organization

Durand Events and Workshops

September 2019 – Stress Management & Mindfulness for Caregivers

October 2019 – Estate Planning Workshop

April 2020 – Guardianship Workshop

May 2020 – Transitioning from School to Adulthood