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The average rate is $16/hr as of September 2023

The average star rating for Down syndrome care is 4.6

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Lauren D.


Alpharetta, GA

$30/hr10 yrs exp

Working With The Special Needs Population Is My Calling!

5.0

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I was born with the gift of being able to relate and connect with children and adults with disabilities. I had my first job with a teenager with special needs at the age of 17. I cannot say enough about the love and joy I receive by working with families like yours. I am kind, compassionate, witty...

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5.0
I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren when we moved from Seattle almost 3 years ago. My adult son with autism wasn't at all happy with the move and his behaviors were challenging. Lauren is a great artist and...

Reviewed by Tracey N.

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Denise T.


Tyngsboro, MA

$22-30/hr10 yrs exp

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Experience with children and adults with Autism/down syndrome , AHD and blind , was a home daycare provider for over 15 years and before that worked with adults with disabilities for 2 years
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Rose L.


Oakland, CA

$30/hr10 yrs exp

Highly Experienced And Creative Special Needs Nannying

5.0

(3)

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I am a highly skilled special needs child caretaker, Paraprofessional and Doula. For over 10 years I have had the pleasure of working with a range of ages and abilities in special needs capacity. I am passionate about supporting people to thrive. I have extensive experience across the life cycle...

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5.0
Rose is a thoughtful, patient, experienced and compassionate caregiver. She has been a wonderful addition to our life and I cannot recommend her more highly.

Reviewed by Eliza G.

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Devon S.


Chincoteague Island, VA

$10-20/hr4 yrs exp

Part-time Caregiver

5.0

(2)

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I have gotten the pleasure to work with children with Down Syndrome and a child who has no eye sight. I have worked with these children at the YMCA.

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5.0
I have seen Devon with children of all ages with different abilities. She is engaging and caring for all children. She is dedicated and loyal to the families for whom she works, and takes her work seriously....

Reviewed by Nicholette S.

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Beverly H.


Clemmons, NC

$15-20/hr10 yrs exp

Experienced Special Needs Caregiver And Educator Available On A Part Time Basis.

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17 years experience working in education. Worked in public schools in regular education classes as well as special needs classes. In the special needs classes, worked one-on-one with children following the individual educational plan devised for each student. Classes consisted of children with...
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Janai F.


Englewood, CO

$20-30/hr9 yrs exp

Janai Alieta Frank

5.0

(1)

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I have worked with children with Down Syndrome, Autism, Fragile X, Retardation, Developmental Delay, children with seizures, and children with Sensory Issues. I enjoy working with children with special needs because they bring joy to my life, they are fun to be around, and I love being able to help...

Recent review:

5.0
My son has special needs and Janai cared for him every weekend and many weeknights for over 12 years, from ages 14 to 26. She saw to all his toileting needs, bathed and shaved him, cut his nails, fed and...

Reviewed by Marjorie S.

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Kathleen M.


Horsham, PA

$10-15/hr7 yrs exp

Part Time Caregiver

5.0

(1)

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I have worked in the North Penn School District with Learning Support children and teens with various needs. I was a Nanny for children with Asperger's Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, and Down Syndrome, Pulmonary Atresia.

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Hi! I am an LNA & live in Moultonborough. I have experience with paralysis, ALS, Down syndrome, autism, dementia & ADLs. Let me know if you'd like to meet & discuss your needs.
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Debora C.


Elmwood Park, NJ

$17-25/hr9 yrs exp

Direct Support Professional

5.0

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Over 9 years' experience advocating for people with special needs. Able to improve the life of those with disabilities. Provide direct care at home and/or in community. Familiar with DDD and all NJ procedures. Emphatic, focused caregiver. Worked in mixed classes with 26 clients and ratio of 1 to 3...

Recent review:

5.0
To whom it may concern I have known Debbie for over 8 years. She worked taking care of my brother who was special needs. He loved her... She was always looking out for ways to put a smile on his face. She...

Reviewed by Yolanda R.

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Claire A.


New York, NY

$15-20/hr2 yrs exp

Caregiver/tutor

5.0

(1)

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I have a sister with Down Syndrome and have been involved in the special needs community my whole life. I was the president of the Best Buddies chapter at Simsbury high school where I interacted and facilitated activities for people with all different types of developmental and intellectual...

Recent review:

5.0
I am an UWS mom with two kids. Claire was an amazing sitter for our daughter with ASD. She was reliable, always on time and always arrived with a smile. I wish her graduate school schedule this semester allowed...

Reviewed by Star K.

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Noyata W.


New Orleans, LA

$10-15/hr5 yrs exp

Personal Care Attendant

5.0

(3)

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I take care of a lady with autism. I also take care of a man with Down's syndrome and love what I do.

Recent review:

5.0
She is still employed in the daytime with me. She started working after Katrina here. My daughter is special needs and is nonverbal. I trust her in my house. She has a lot of patience with my daughter ....

Reviewed by Cynthia S.

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Kaitlyn M.


Staten Island, NY

$25-30/hr10 yrs exp

5.0

(2)

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Hello! My name is Kaitlyn. I have over 10 years of babysitting experience. I started babysitting when I was in high school and have continued through the years because I just absolutely love it! I love being a part of a child's life and watching the grow into little amazing humans! I also have...

Recent review:

5.0
She is amazing. Amazing. She's like a mini-mom. Doesn't get flustered, pays attention to the kids, keeps it neat, teaches sign language. A good egg.

Reviewed by Julia W.

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Natalie A.


Montebello, CA

$18-20/hr7 yrs exp

Part Time Special Needs.

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I have experience in caring for individual's with different forms of Autism, Down Syndrome with early Alzheimer's, and 2 yrs experience in caring for a man in his 50's who is blind and deaf with a mental disability. I have had training in CPR, first aid, and b. b pathogens. I am young at heart and...
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Susan L.


Atlantic Highlands, NJ

$10-15/hr10 yrs exp

Loving Experienced Mature Child Care Provider Available

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I am a mature seasoned caregiver. I have experience helping to take care of my cousins son Jimmy who has downs syndrome. Please read my detailed bio under caregivers.
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Carri C.


Laguna Niguel, CA

$30/hr10 yrs exp

Kind, Patient Out Going Caretaker

4.6

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Hi! My name is Carri & I love caring for children, the elderly & animals. I was a job developer for special needs high school students. I worked with a client who has a traumatic brain injury. I was a one on one aide for a client with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). I currently work for a family...

Recent reviews:

5.0
We were impressed how quickly Carrie built rapport with our son. She instinctively knew what to say and do. We'll call her again!

Reviewed by Scott T.

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Anne S.


Waterloo, IA

$15/hr6 yrs exp

5.0

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Hi, my name is Anne! I am a second grade teacher in Waterloo. I graduated from UNI with a degree in early childhood education. I have been babysitting since I was 10 and I have experience caring for children from 6 weeks and up. I also have experience caring for children with special needs (my...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Anne is very nice person, very dependable and punctual. We are lucky we found her, who we can trust 100%. My son really likes her and likes spending time with her.

Reviewed by Chaitanya M.

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Olivia G.


La Crescenta, CA

$47/hr10 yrs exp

5.0

(2)

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I have worked with newborns as well as elderly and special needs ( i. e. Speech impediment, Down syndrome, autism). I've worked in a church environment and am experienced with working by myself in a home environment. I am looking for long-term/scheduled babysitting. My schedule is usually flexible,...

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5.0
Olivia has been great for our family! She's worked with us for the last 7 months (and is continuing) providing care and transportation for our 10 and 12 year old daughters. She's reliable, punctual, willing,...

Reviewed by Deborah G.

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Hanh V.


Alhambra, CA

$30-50/hr10 yrs exp

Special Education Paraprofessional

5.0

(1)

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As a devoted Special Education Paraprofessional who has extensive experiences working with children from T-K to high school and adolescents, I know I possess a special innate bond to connect with students, with and without disabilities. I work with a broad spectrum of special needs students......

Recent review:

5.0
Hanah is very responsible with her job. She will try her best on all jobs to make sure every thing matches her assigned job.

Reviewed by Sania N.

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Tammy D.


Rogersville, TN

$30-36/hr10 yrs exp

Special Needs I Have A Big Heart

5.0

(3)

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I am an experienced (30+ years) mother of 2 now adult successful kids 30 & 26. I am trustworthy, ethical, patient and morally grounded. I possess excellent organizational skills and know how to prioritize your requests. I love to cook, do crafts, play games, read with little ones and engage your...

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5.0
Tammy has been incredible! She goes above and beyond in the care of our mother. In addition, she suggests additional exercises to assist with mobility and recommends various items around the house for better...

Reviewed by Mark S.

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Nicole D.


Eagle, CO

$25-30/hr10 yrs exp

Special Needs Caregiver

5.0

(1)

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As a mother and an award-winning teacher, I earned a master s degree in education so I ve studied child psychology& employ best-practices for child care. Trained in First Aid plus infant, child and adult CPR, I ve endured my own child s medical complications in the NICU, so I m at ease with children...

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5.0
Nicole was the most wonderful addition to our family vacation. I have a special needs child who I do not leave with almost anyone other than family. Nicole oozed confidence and was made me feel so comfortable...

Reviewed by Keli M.

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Bonnie S.


Tomkins Cove, NY

$20/hr10 yrs exp

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I have been working my entire life with people of all ages with developmental disabilities in different capacities. My experience also includes working more specifically with adults with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, brain trauma, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and people within the autistic...
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Flavia P.


San Francisco, CA

$25-35/hr7 yrs exp

Special Needs Care Provider

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I have a younger brother with Down syndrome and have worked with children with Down syndrome, Autism, and a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and Autism. I've worked with them in the capacity of babysitter, camp counselor, and tutor.
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Egypt L.


Los Angeles, CA

$50/hr10 yrs exp

Psychology Doctoral Student (Fully Vaccinated)

5.0

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Currently offering social Saturdays for children with special needs and emotional regulation disorders. Ages 6-16! Please message me for info! I am currently working towards my Psychology of Doctorate Degree. I have over 10 years of ABA Therapy experience. I have a Master's Degree in Clinical...

Recent review:

5.0
Egypt has become my sons 'big brother' he is an extended part of our family. Although my son towers Egypt, Egypt has a strong presence that my son respects. He has been a pleasure to work with and we look...

Reviewed by Tammy M.

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Kaitlyn G.


Fresno, CA

$20/hr2 yrs exp

5.0

(1)

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Hi, my name is Kaitlyn. A little bit about me is, I have a lot of experience as I have worked in several classroom, and nanny jobs since I started in this career. I have spent a lot of time with children of different backgrounds and intellectually abilities. I am also a sister of 9 and have three...

Recent review:

5.0
Kaitlyn was very attentive and hands on with my son and my daughter. We hired her on as a part time nanny and absolutely fell in love with her! We unfortunately moved out of state and couldn't keep her with us...

Reviewed by Isabella H.

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Michael T.


Wheeling, IL

$16-21/hr6 yrs exp

Mike

5.0

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Paraprofessional ESL 4 years, group homes 2. 5 years. Substitute teacher SPED & normal classes 10 years. I have worked with: Down syndrome, autism, handicapped and other disorders and disabilities. I have the following training: CPI, first aid, and CPR. I have my own car, I can cook, and clean.

Recent review:

5.0
Me and my son had the privilege to receive Mike's services for 3+ months before we had to change the Plans due to changes in my work timings. If not I would have continued Mike for as long as he is wiling to...

Reviewed by Sagar P.

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Paige M.


Denton, TX

$10-15/hr2 yrs exp

5.0

(1)

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Hi! I love working with those who have special needs! I have a little brother with down syndrome and a little sister who has down syndrome and autism! I also volunteer at a special needs camp every summer giving me the amazing opportunity to work with many different people who have special needs.
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Alexandra R.


Brooklyn, NY

$10-15/hr2 yrs exp

Full-Time Babysitter In The Summer For Special Needs.

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As of right now, I have a passion and love for growing children with special needs, that including Down syndrome, autism, and kids with learning disorders such as ADHD. I have experienced interacting with children with autism and realize repetition and growing communication is important and would...
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Sherri K.


Bremerton, WA

$10-50/hr10 yrs exp

5.0

(3)

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I have been a Para Educator for children and adults for over 15 years. I have an extensive background in AUTISM Spectrum disorders including Asperger syndrome, ADHD/ADD, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Schlerosis, Diabetes Type 1 & 2, Allergic reactions, Brittel Bone disorder, Down's syndrome, Cerebral...
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Donna L.


Altoona, PA

$35/hr10 yrs exp

IDD Adults Care Taker

5.0

(3)

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I've worked with Autism OCD , Deabetes, Down syndrome patients with mental illness I can adapt very well I'm very passionate and very understanding and I have patience and I believe that I could be a very good asset to your family member and helping and guiding them and giving them the best quality...
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Ana L D.


Norwalk, CT

$25-35/hr10 yrs exp

Displays An Excellent Sense Of Responsibility And Trustworthiness

5.0

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I have been privileged to teach at the university level in Brazil for over 20 years. As a volunteer, I actively supported one organization that helped 300, 000 disabled - mentally and/or physically - individuals. I have experience with youth or adults: with Down Syndrome, Prader Willi, and Blind...

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5.0
Ana is very professional, polite, helpful, through and attentive. Her attention to detail and organization is excellent. We are very glad we found Ana on Care.com and highly recommend her.

Reviewed by Laura B.

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Recent Down syndrome care reviews

Lauren D.

5.0

I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren when we moved from Seattle almost 3 years ago. My adult son with autism wasn't at all happy with the move and his behaviors were challenging. Lauren is a great artist and she and my son quickly connected around art and did some great projects together. She's...

- Tracey N.

Rose L.

5.0

Rose is a thoughtful, patient, experienced and compassionate caregiver. She has been a wonderful addition to our life and I cannot recommend her more highly.

- Eliza G.

Devon S.

5.0

I have seen Devon with children of all ages with different abilities. She is engaging and caring for all children. She is dedicated and loyal to the families for whom she works, and takes her work seriously. The safety of the children in her care is her top priority. She is punctual and ready to get...

- Nicholette S.

Janai F.

5.0

My son has special needs and Janai cared for him every weekend and many weeknights for over 12 years, from ages 14 to 26. She saw to all his toileting needs, bathed and shaved him, cut his nails, fed and clothed him. She made sure his sheets were clean and his surroundings were tidy. Janai took...

- Marjorie S.

Debora C.

5.0

To whom it may concern I have known Debbie for over 8 years. She worked taking care of my brother who was special needs. He loved her... She was always looking out for ways to put a smile on his face. She understood him and accommodate him and his needs . She is a caring , loving , attentive and...

- Yolanda R.

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