Professional Special Needs Care

Children who have special needs often require extra care and understanding – something that isn’t guaranteed with just any childcare provider. Apex PROcare’s Special Needs program is dedicated to helping families find experienced care professionals who are trained, interested and motivated to care for children with special needs. Apex care professionals understand that each child has unique capabilities and challenges, and work closely with the host family and child’s care team to implement a beneficial routine for the individual child. 

Apex care professionals develop strong, collaborative relationships with their host families, ensuring a positive and supportive environment that helps all children in the family thrive. Many families with special needs also have children in the same household who do not have delays or disabilities. Our caregivers are adept at balancing the needs of all the children in a family, ensuring that everyone receives the special attention and support they deserve.

Our Care Professionals have experience working 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 who support families with special needs also have a wide range of relevant experience and training that can include:

  • Implementing therapy homework
  • Creating and reinforcing routines
  • Adapting the home environment
  • Tailoring creative activities to individual capabilities
  • Modeling appropriate behaviors
  • Hygiene care and feeding
  • Taking children to therapy appointments
  • Working with the family to achieve developmental milestones
  • Therapeutic stretching and exercises
  • Maintaining a log of daily activities and progress

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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