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57,344 special needs caregivers are listed on Care.com

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

The average star rating for special needs caregivers is 4.6

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Shelby F.


Mason City, IA

$15-17/hr 7 yrs exp

Special Needs Caregiver

5.0

(1)

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I have experience as a Respite Services Coordinator for a youth group summer camp through ChildServe. Camp participants are all of school-age and live with mental and/or physical disability. My team and I took the group on field trips daily to develop socialization skills and provide new...

Recent Review:

5.0
Shelby is highly motivated, driven, fun, compassionate, and kind. She has a heart for helping and has cultivated a great connection with our son. We enjoy her energy and care. We would definitely recommend...

Reviewed by Ann B.

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Stephanie Y.


Los Angeles, CA

$20-25/hr 10 yrs exp

Caring And Creative Special Needs Teacher

5.0

(1)

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Over the past 12 years I have taught and assisted children with various special needs in classroom settings from elementary through high school. I have been employed for the last year caring for an 11-year-old girl with autism. This job is sadly coming to a close and I am looking for my next...

Recent Review:

5.0
Stephanie was a respite worker for my son with special needs during the summer and school breaks for many years. He and his typically developing sister always looked forward to visits from Stephanie which...

Reviewed by Martha P.

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Catherine A.


Bloomington, IN

$10-15/hr

Special Needs Caregiver

5.0

(1)

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I have cared for an autistic boy/ young adult for the past 9 years. It is after school and weekend care currently.

Recent Review:

5.0
I hired Catherine to take care of my kid with special needs on a short notice. I was impressed by her devotion and personality. I will be more than confident to hire her services again.

Reviewed by Mariam A.

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Nancy S.


La Mesa, CA

$15-30/hr 10 yrs exp

Experienced Provider for Special Needs

5.0

(3)

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I have two grown sons with autism. Besides raising special needs children, I have cared for other children and adults with various special needs. I also work with elderly people with visual impairments, stroke, diabetes and other challenges.
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Tracy P.


Royersford, PA

$15-30/hr 8 yrs exp

Part-Time Special Needs Caregiver

5.0

(1)

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I have 8 years experience working as an assistant teacher with preschoolers with developmental delays and multiple disabilities. I have worked with children with various cognitive and physical issues, speech delays, and autism.
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Monica K.


Saint Augustine, FL

$18-25/hr 10 yrs exp

Special Needs Companion

5.0

(3)

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When I was 4 my sister was born with downs syndrome. My whole life I was around people with special needs, it made for an eventful, but amazing life. I feel that being around people with special needs has benefited me in my everyday life. For example, I can understand people with speech impediments...
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Katelyn P.


Orange, CT

$15-25/hr 5 yrs exp

Special Needs Provider

5.0

(2)

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For the past four years I have had a ton of experience with Special needs children. I have cared for two children who are physically handicapped witch helped me become more experienced with individuals who struggle with mobility. I have also worked with many individuals on the Autism Spectrum....
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Maria G.


North Las Vegas, NV

$20-25/hr 3 yrs exp

Special Needs

5.0

(1)

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Hi! I'm an experienced CNA with 3 years of paid work. I have worked with patients with bipolar disorder, ADHD, autism, special needs, etc. I currently work full time in a hospital while I'm also studying to get my bachelor's degree in nursing
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Cheryl M.


Mission Viejo, CA

$25-30/hr 10 yrs exp

Compassionate Care For My Special Needs Children

5.0

(3)

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I have 20 plus years experience with fantastic loving special needs of all ages and care needs. Experienced with taking to their doctors as speech, cognitive, occupational and physical therapy, etc. I would implement the processes at home. I have medical care, first aid training and CPR certified. I...

Recent Review:

5.0
She is very thoughtful & caring. She takes pride in her profession. She will go out of her way and work extra hours if you need her.

Reviewed by Gary J.

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Allie K.


New York, NY

$30-35/hr 8 yrs exp

Special Needs Babysitter/Nanny

5.0

(1)

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I am a bilingual special education teacher currently working in a third grade class. I used to work at a camp for kids with special needs and volunteered with the Friendship Circle and best buddies to provide companionship for children with special needs. I also used to tutor a young boy with...

Recent Review:

5.0
Allie is a special caregiver we feel fortunate to have found! She is reliable, trustworthy and accommodating, and from the first time she watched over our autistic 9yo, she engaged with her and cared for her...

Reviewed by April F.

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Courtney G.


Albuquerque, NM

$10-20/hr 10 yrs exp

Special Needs Caregiver, 10 Years Experience

5.0

(4)

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Hi!!! My name is Courtney and I have been working for ARCA the past 15 years. I am looking for something new. I have been a live-in caregiver, worked weekends and graveyard and been a house manager. Right now I am working with arcas day hab. over the years I have experience with house cleaning,...
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Allison R.


Lawrence, KS

$15-20/hr 10 yrs exp

20+ Year Experience Special Needs

5.0

(4)

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Over 20 years experience working in personal care as well as vocational and individual living skills training.
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Anna B.


West Valley City, UT

$18-38/hr 10 yrs exp

Experienced, Adaptable, Easy Going, Special Needs Caregiver

5.0

(2)

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Worked with special-needs, autism, brain damage Work as a CNA in a hospital I'm a licensed cosmetologist Barber And I love being with people and I get along with anybody

Recent Review:

5.0
Anna has been my caregiver for the past 3 years and she is one of the most careful, conscientious and knowledgeable caregivers I've had since becoming a quadriplegic 11 years ago. I'm a 59 y.o. Male C6/C7 quad...

Reviewed by Tim M.

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Alexis D.


Fishers, IN

$10-15/hr

Special Needs Caregiver

3.0

(2)

Background Check

I am experienced in working with elementary and middle school-aged children with special needs. I have extensive experience working with kids. I spent many summers working as a special needs-focused camp counselor and worked at an after school care center for 4 years with children of varying...

Recent Review:

5.0
Alexis was really hands on and great with our 2 boys with autism! We will have her care for them any time!

Reviewed by Jill N.

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Nancy O.


Canton, OH

$10-15/hr 5 yrs exp

Part Time Special Needs Care.

5.0

(1)

Background Check

I have worked with children and adults with special needs. Although I have no nursing degree I have cared for adults who have suffered stroke, diabetes, amputee, elderly. I can help with housework, cooking, and assistance with day to day activities.
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Tammy D.


Rogersville, TN

$30-36/hr 10 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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Sandra B.


Castle Rock, CO

$20-25/hr 10 yrs exp

Special Needs Provider For Your LOVED One!

5.0

(1)

Background Check

Nationally COVID-Caregiver Ready certified! I will ensure that the care I provide is just as special, caring, loving, detailed and compassionate as what you would provide for your family member. I would consider it a privilege to assist you with providing this level of care. It's my passion, I...
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Ally L.


Biloxi, MS

$10-20/hr 10 yrs exp

Full-Time Special Need Care Provider

5.0

(1)

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I'm Ally, I love working with children and adults with special needs. I have a compassionate heart especially for those who are extra special! I have experience with Autism, the deaf, the blind, Dementia, Alzheimer's, and those with learning disabilities. I'm very passionate to provide an...
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Prisca N.


Belmont, MA

$18-25/hr 5 yrs exp

Experienced Special Needs Caregiver

5.0

(2)

Background Check

I am a former Direct support professional (DSP) employee of Devereux Behaviour School. I have over 5 years experience of caring for children with special needs including one on one support, breaking tasks into smaller manageable steps; Behavior management, emotional support and setting up a reward...
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Rich A.


Valley Village, CA

$40-50/hr 10 yrs exp

Special Needs Provider | Communication Aide | Personal Mentor | Behavior Assistance

5.0

(5)

Background Check

Hi! My name is Rich & I would love to help your life become a little easier! I have 10+ years of experience assisting children & young adults as a Private Mentor Coach (sharing special personalized programs uniquely created for each individual's specific needs, challenges & goals to further...

Recent Review:

5.0
Rich was wonderful with my teen with special needs. He is very skilled and knowledgeable about dealing with kids with all kinds of issues. I highly recommend Rich !!

Reviewed by Rianna Z.

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Recent special needs caregiver reviews

Shelby F.

5.0

Shelby is highly motivated, driven, fun, compassionate, and kind. She has a heart for helping and has cultivated a great connection with our son. We enjoy her energy and care. We would definitely recommend Shelby!

- Ann B.

Stephanie Y.

5.0

Stephanie was a respite worker for my son with special needs during the summer and school breaks for many years. He and his typically developing sister always looked forward to visits from Stephanie which allowed my husband and I to go out. Stephanie always focused on making the time spent with our...

- Martha P.

Catherine A.

5.0

I hired Catherine to take care of my kid with special needs on a short notice. I was impressed by her devotion and personality. I will be more than confident to hire her services again.

- Mariam A.

Cheryl M.

5.0

She is very thoughtful & caring. She takes pride in her profession. She will go out of her way and work extra hours if you need her.

- Gary J.

Allie K.

5.0

Allie is a special caregiver we feel fortunate to have found! She is reliable, trustworthy and accommodating, and from the first time she watched over our autistic 9yo, she engaged with her and cared for her with enthusiasm, warmth and gentleness. We can't recommend her enough!

- April F.

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