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Megan J.


Vine Grove, KY

$15-20/hr4 yrs exp

Special Needs/Disabled Help Available

3.7

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I grew up with a brother who was partially deaf with Autism, ADHD, SPD and lung issues. I cared for him as much as my mother, a single working mom. I have cared for a niece who is non-verbal, chair restricted, and tube fed. I have 4 children, 2 that are neurodivergent. I was a nanny to a non-verbal asd youth for about 8 months....
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Elizabeth S.


Hamilton, OH

$12-50/hr10 yrs exp

Nurse With Special Needs Experience

5.0

(1)

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Licensed Practical Nurse since 2009 with extensive experience in Pediatric and Adult Special Needs Population. Trach and Vent trained. Looking for a flexible position that works with my kids' school and sports schedule.
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Chelsey S.


Parker, CO

$14-19/hr5 yrs exp

Experienced Caregiver For Clients With Special Needs

5.0

(1)

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Hello! My name is Chelsey , and I'm a 28yr old nature fanatic with two fur babies. I've been caring for people since I was a young girl. I continued to apply my big heart after college by assisting clients with disabilities to maintain & improve their lives. During my time with Systems Unlimited, I acquired many new skills. I'm...
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Alesia M.


Sagle, ID

$35-50/hr10 yrs exp

Highly Skilled Special Needs Nanny

5.0

(1)

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Past and current work experience includes 12 plus years of therapeutic care-giving, including children of all ages (newborn-21). Experience with ASD, ADD, ADHD, RAD, OCD, ODD, and more. 10+ years of specialized tutoring with children with developmental delays and/or behavioral barriers. Every child is unique with their own...
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Jennifer M.


Stevenson Ranch, CA

$20/hr10 yrs exp

Special Needs

5.0

(1)

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I teach 5th grade and love children. I haven't been blessed with any of my own.... yet! So, anything that can make me feel like a mom.... I'm down! I babysat and nannied for years in Idaho. I would watch 4-5 kids at a time while their parents went on vacation. I also did the usual school drop-off/ pick-up. When I moved back to...

Recent review:

5.0
Jennifer worked for me last summer with my 5 yr old special needs son. She was reasonable in rate and punctual and professional. I would hire her again without hesitation! My little boy absolutely loved all...

Reviewed by Kris B.

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Kaylie V.


Burnsville, MN

$15-30/hr5 yrs exp

Experienced Special Needs Caregiver

5.0

(1)

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My experience caring for individuals with special needs started when I was about 5yrs old. I needed to help provide day to day support to my brother, who has Autism. As I got older, I began assisting with the Special Olympics program as a coach. I enjoyed working 1:1 with the players and supporting them as they learned and...

Recent review:

5.0
Kaylie has been a PCA (Personal Care Attendant) for my Autistic son for 5 years. She's been great! With COVID, our needs have changed, since I'm now working from home.

Reviewed by Joan V.

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Allison K.


New York, NY

$30-35/hr8 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 special needs through an after...
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Kelly S.


Tully, NY

$10-15/hr10 yrs exp

Caregiver For Special Needs

5.0

(1)

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I have acquired a wealth of knowledge through my experiences, education and athletic endeavors. Throughout my life I have been gifted with the chance to accompany and help many people through critical points in their life. I work with Parkinson, MS, terminally ill patients currently. I am very resourceful, creative, patient,...
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Gian W.


Jacksonville, FL

$23-35/hr10 yrs exp

Exceptionally Skilled And Excellent Child Care Provider With Vast Experience With Special Needs

5.0

(4)

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Hi! As a nanny and in other fields, I've worked for several families with children diagnosed as having varying degrees of and types of special needs. In my nanny career, I spent 10 yrs with a family of 4; fraternal twin boys 4 months of age both w/ autism, and later a younger sister w/ severe speech delay. I also worked w/ a...
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Karen C.


South Weymouth, MA

$10-15/hr

Special Needs Care Giver

5.0

(1)

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I am a Mom of a 34-year-old developmental delayed daughter and I have a 36-year-old down syndrome sister in law.
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Elizabeth C.


Mims, FL

$18-25/hr10 yrs exp

Compassionate Special needs caregiver/Home Health Nurse

5.0

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I am a licensed practical nurse with many years experience working in a home setting. My goal is to provide the type of care I would want for myself or my loved one. In addition to caring for medical needs, I am able and more than willing to help with things around the house such as cleaning, cooking, laundry, errands and...
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Beatriz S.


Los Angeles, CA

$40-50/hr7 yrs exp

Special Needs Provider: Wheelchair Bound/Mobility Issues

5.0

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I have worked with patients with little or no mobility. I have worked assisting them with anything from driving them to a doctor's appointment to help with bowel movements or transfers.

Recent review:

5.0
Beatriz worked for our family for a year and half until we moved our family member to a 24/7 facility. She is a perfect candidate to take care of your loved one! She is capable of any task that she takes on and...

Reviewed by Julie D.

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Shelby S.


Leonard, MI

$15-20/hr6 yrs exp

Experienced With Young Adults With Special Needs

5.0

(1)

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I have several years of experience working with children and adults who have special needs. I have worked with individuals with autism, Down syndrome, pica, severe anxiety, bipolar disorder, emotional disturbance disorder, and cognitive impairments. I have a calm and competent demeanor and am not bothered by severe behaviors. I...

Recent review:

5.0
Shelby has been a caregiver with us for 4 months now and we couldn't be happier Being a great caregiver is no easy task, first of all you have to be a great caregiver 2nd you also have to fit in with the...

Reviewed by Tammy S.

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Rebecca S.


South River, NJ

$15-25/hr4 yrs exp

Diligent College Grad With Experience With Special Needs

5.0

(1)

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I am a certified Elementary teacher. I have taught PreK with 3 and 4-year-olds for three years, 3rd grade for 1 year, and 2nd grade for 1 year. I have experience working with children with special needs from all of those settings. I have also provided respite care for families with children with special needs who need consistent...
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Tayana B.


Effort, PA

$10-15/hr1 yrs exp

Part-Time Special Needs Caregiver

5.0

(1)

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I currently work as a paraprofessional (personal aide) at a school for children with special needs. The child I work with, majority of the other children in my school are on the autism spectrum. It gives me great joy waking up every day knowing that I am making a huge impact on someone's life. I love my job, and I love children...

Recent review:

5.0
Tayana is great! She is incredibly caring and attentive to our two toddlers. We especially appreciate the care she shows to our son, who we suspect is on the spectrum of autism. She is patient, understanding,...

Reviewed by Missy W.

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Riem A.


West Bloomfield, MI

$15-20/hr5 yrs exp

Experienced Special Needs Home Care Provider

3.5

(2)

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I was responsible for a 16-year-old girl with Down syndrome. I assisted her with general hygiene and prepared meals. I kept her active and engaged her at home and during recreational outings. I also transported her to summer school. I also did the same type of work with a 7-year-old boy with autism for a few hours a week over...

Recent review:

5.0
Riem has been a wonderful addition to our family. She is reliable, responsible, caring, energetic, self motivated, and a joy to be around.

Reviewed by Jane E.

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Angelica N.


Brooklyn, NY

$10-20/hr5 yrs exp

Responsible College Student With Special Needs Care Experience

5.0

(1)

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My older brother(20) is severely autistic. Growing up with him, I labeled myself the "big little sister" as I was constantly helping care for my brother. Additionally, I volunteered with his school for children with autism for a large majority of my life. I also babysat children on the spectrum, both from his school and my...
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Mayra B.


Encino, CA

$45-50/hr10 yrs exp

Experienced & Caring Special Needs CNA/PCA/Nanny

5.0

(4)

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Hello, my name is Mayra and I've been a caregiver for over 16 years; I've also worked as a certified PCA with special needs children, teens & adults with autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, etc. I love helping those that have bodily limitations, because that's all it is; our hearts function all the same. Love has no limitations...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Mayra is an excellent health care provider! Her medical knowledgeable is solid. She is very compassionate and caring. She has outstanding people skills. Her work experience is expansive that include...

Reviewed by Denna J.

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Catherine S.


Manchester Township, NJ

$20/hr10 yrs exp

Experienced Special Needs Caregiver Available Full Time Or Part Time

5.0

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I am experienced in personal care, therapeutic activities, medication, contact with pharmacies and scheduling appointments. I'm able to meet hygiene needs, de-escalate behavioral challenges. I do cooking, grocery shopping, menus, exercise, walks, housekeeping, and simple home maintenance. I do transportation, appointments and...

Recent review:

5.0
Cathy is an wonderful person! Cathy is caring, patient, dependable and is incredibly skilled in care-giving. She has made such an impact on my son's progress. Cathy has been like part of our family and will...

Reviewed by Mary G.

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Mary A.


Ridgeland, MS

$15-30/hr10 yrs exp

Seeking Employment As A Specials Needs Caretaker.

5.0

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I am a graduate from The University of St. Augustine in Austin, TX, where I earned my Masters in Occupational Therapy. I am a certified Occupational Therapist and licensed to practice in MS. While in OT school I was a part-time caregiver for an adult individual with spastic hemiplegia cerebral palsy where I assisted her in her...

Recent review:

5.0
Mary Margaret was amazing with our boys. She arrived on time, cleaned up, they had fun (she brought some activities!). They still ask when she can come over to play again. We even came home to find our crazy...

Reviewed by Andrea K.

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Maxime F.


Boulder, CO

$20-40/hr

Positive And Patient With A Passion For Those With Special Needs

5.0

(1)

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My name is Maxime, I was born in Switzerland and spent a lot of my youth between there and Seattle WA. I have 0 years of professional experience but many years of "life" experience with special needs and child care. I have four younger siblings, one of whom has down syndrome. I am a decent cook (with professional experience) and...
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Maureen L.


Savannah, GA

$5-15/hr2 yrs exp

Experienced Care Provider for All Children Including Special Needs

5.0

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I have a 13 y/o son with special needs. ADHD and borderline Asbergers. I understand the challenges and extra patience and love that is needed for them. I also understand that you have to approach children with special needs with a "think outside of the box". I believe in being a support person to others as well when they need it...
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Amber A.


Lorain, OH

$20/hr7 yrs exp

Health Care/ Special Needs

5.0

(1)

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Hello, my name is Amber and I have about 10 years experiance in elderly and special needs care. I provide anything you will need for your loved one or ones, cooking, cleaning, medication reminder, companionship, errands, shopping, doctor appointments, fun days out and about, blood pressure checks, feeding tubes if they have one....
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Jennifer L.


Chattanooga, TN

$15-25/hr8 yrs exp

Experienced Special Needs Paraprofessional Looking For Full Time Job

5.0

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For the last three years I have worked as a special needs paraprofessional. I have worked with multiple disabilities and learned multiple skill sets. Use token economy system and work well with behaviors. Assist is sensory time and social and fine motor skills! I am trained in cpi
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Jocelyn C.


Oakland, CA

$35-50/hr10 yrs exp

Special Needs

3.0

(1)

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Parents, if you are looking for a teacher/childcare provider to provide quality care & education for your kids, you landed in the right place. I am here to partner with you to raise your children! I have associate degrees in child development & childhood education, and certifications in infant & toddler specialist, and...
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Val Henry A.


Vacaville, CA

$30/hr10 yrs exp

Caregiver With Extensive Experience Working With Special Needs Patients

5.0

(1)

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I have more than 10 years of experience working as a caregiver. I have worked in a family home settings, supported living setting, and residential facilities. I can work live-in or live-out. I can help with Bathing/Grooming/Hygiene and Dressing Assistance. I can also provide activities based from the patient's preference. I am...

Recent review:

5.0
Val is very dependable, caring, and reliable. He easy to communicate with and able to make special arrangements when needed. He has managed to make caring for my two son look easy. He is always on time and...

Reviewed by Care member

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Colleen B.


Gibbsboro, NJ

$20-25/hr

Special Needs Caregiver Lots Of Experience Working With Children W/ Autism, Learning Difficulties

5.0

(1)

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I have worked at the Early Education Program at a school for 22 plus years. We provide services for children w/ learning challenges and behaviors. I have also taught a regular Pre-K class prior to my many years at a school and bring this formal training and experience to add to my resume.
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Christine S.


Cypress, CA

$20-25/hr10 yrs exp

Excellent With Children With Special Needs.

4.0

(1)

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Having been a clinical bodywork therapist, I have seen many children on the spectrum as well as developmental delay children. I have been able to utilize my experience and special techniques to help children with special needs.
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Kaylee P.


Birmingham, AL

$25/hr3 yrs exp

Experienced Special Needs Nanny

5.0

(1)

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Hi, I'm Kaylee ! I am 20 and I absolutely love caring for individuals with special needs. I am currently enrolled at University's nursing program to become a nurse that specializes in disabilities/developmental disabilities! I worked at a camp for individuals (both adults and children) with disabilities and special needs of all...

Recent review:

5.0
Kaylee was really liked by our family. She would continue to work for us, but she is away to college now. We can't wait for her to come back.

Reviewed by Julie H.

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Odessa W.


Greenfield, IN

$18-50/hr10 yrs exp

Special Needs

5.0

(1)

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I have experience working with special needs children in the home, school and everyday life environments. All four of my children have had major medical special needs that had teams of specialists. Most of my experience is with feeding, respiratory issues, aspiration, autism, adhd, spd and other things.

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Jennifer M.

5.0

Jennifer worked for me last summer with my 5 yr old special needs son. She was reasonable in rate and punctual and professional. I would hire her again without hesitation! My little boy absolutely loved all the fun things she took him to do and is still asking for her!

- Kris B.

Kaylie V.

5.0

Kaylie has been a PCA (Personal Care Attendant) for my Autistic son for 5 years. She's been great! With COVID, our needs have changed, since I'm now working from home.

- Joan V.

Beatriz S.

5.0

Beatriz worked for our family for a year and half until we moved our family member to a 24/7 facility. She is a perfect candidate to take care of your loved one! She is capable of any task that she takes on and gives 110% to whom she cares for. She is reliable, conscientious, hard working and a very...

- Julie D.

Shelby S.

5.0

Shelby has been a caregiver with us for 4 months now and we couldn't be happier Being a great caregiver is no easy task, first of all you have to be a great caregiver 2nd you also have to fit in with the family... in the past we have had really good caregivers but we didn't feel comfortable with...

- Tammy S.

Tayana B.

5.0

Tayana is great! She is incredibly caring and attentive to our two toddlers. We especially appreciate the care she shows to our son, who we suspect is on the spectrum of autism. She is patient, understanding, and creative. She also learns fast and handles situations (tantrums, unexpected problems,...

- Missy W.

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Average Rating4.6 / 5

Special Needs Caregivers are rated 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 26,312 reviews of the 59,450 listed special needs caregivers.