Professional Special Needs Care

As children with special needs reach 18 years old, they often age out of many support systems, including the ability for their families to obtain a J-1 international au pair placement. These young adults require special support – physically, socially and mentally – that isn’t easy to find with just any caregiver.

Apex PROcare’s Special Needs program solves this issue by helping families find experienced Care Professionals who are trained, interested and motivated to care for young adults with special needs. They develop strong, collaborative relationships with these young adults and their families, ensuring a positive and supportive environment that helps all members of the family thrive. Our caregivers are adept at balancing the needs of children in the household, as well, ensuring that everyone receives the special attention and support they deserve.

Our Care Professionals have experience working with young adults with various types of special needs diagnoses including:

  • Angelman syndrome
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder, including Asperger’s syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delays
  • Diabetes
  • Down syndrome and other genetic conditions
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Learning disabilities
  • Neurological disabilities
  • Phelan McDermid syndrome
  • Rett syndrome
  • Undiagnosed mental and physical delays

The Care Professionals also have a wide range of relevant experience and training that can include:

  • Implementing therapy homework, stretching and exercises
  • Commuting to therapy appointments
  • Tailoring social and creative activities to individual capabilities
  • Education support
  • Creating and reinforcing routines
  • Modeling appropriate behaviors
  • Hygiene care and feeding
  • Working with the family to achieve developmental progress
  • Maintaining a log of daily activities

Special Needs Disclosure

Apex PROcare does not define “special needs” and makes it clear that host families must identify their children’s special needs and must make the selection of a caregiver based on their evaluation of the caregiver’s skills, education, and/or training. A Care Professional is not intended to replace the services of other special care or education providers (such as therapists or teachers).

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