Special Needs Childcare
Cerebral Palsy: Meet Mira & Physical Therapy Assistant LauraCindy and Mark, host parents from Massachusetts have two sons and a daughter, Mira, who has cerebral palsy. In addition to outside therapy and support, the family hired Laura, a childcare professional and physical therapy assistant from Germany, to live with the family and provide home-based support. Cindy and Mark can see that Mira adores Laura and appreciate the strong bond that has developed between them.
ADHD: Meet Griffin & Male Pediatric Healthcare Assistant with nursing experience BenjaminLaurel is a single mum and business owner from Andover Massachusetts. Both her sons Griffin (6yrs) and Becket (9yrs) were adopted from Ethiopia when they were just babies. When her youngest son Griffin recently turned six years old he was diagnosed with ADHD. This was the moment Laurel decided she needed live in care with someone who has special needs training.
Special Needs: Meet Kai & Occupational Therapy Assistant LydiaClaudia, a host mum from Texas, has a four-year-old son, Kai, who has tuberous sclerosis. In addition to developmental delays, Kai occasionally has seizures, so the family wanted to find a caregiver who could help Kai with his condition. After Kai’s diagnosis, his family switched from a traditional au pair to a childcare professional. Their childcare professional, Lydia, has experience working with children with special needs and recently finished her training as an occupational therapy assistant.
Toddler Care: Meet Eric & Pre-school Teacher InaThree year-old Eric is a smart, curious little boy who loves to explore. Eric’s childcare professional, Ina, an educator and pre-school and kindergarten teacher from Germany, frequently takes Eric to the museum and to other cultural outings. Host mum Nada appreciates Ina’s understanding of Eric’s developmental milestones and the reliable support she provides to the family for now almost two years.