$15 – 30/hr
Ann Arbor, MI
About who needs care: Autistic man who lives with sister. Recently moved to Ann Arbor but previously independent and worked in community. Likes to walk, go to gym, visit cafes, restaurants, library. Enjoys reading newspaper, watching old tv shows. Interested in cars, car racing, museums about transportation.
Ideal day might consist of walk and/or time at gym for short workout, visit a cafe or restaurant, library or museum, time at home to read, watch tv or rest, do household chores.
About the care needs: Warm and comforting personality - he responds well to friendly encouraging person. He does not talk a lot, especially with someone new, but listens to every word. He has worked with both male and female caregivers - mostly older (50+) and will need direction at times. He is not impulsive at all, but at times needs encouragement in new situations (like walking at a normal pace, not staring). Compliant and respectful with basic good manners and will respond well to a friendly, comforting person.
Services needed include: transportation, and companionship.