In the past, families of children with special needs were often forced to choose between quality childcare and care for their child’s disabilities. Today, there are dozens of organizations that can help you find a quality childcare provider who is trained to provide the care your child needs.
The first step in finding a provider is to determine what your child’s needs are. You may have already discussed this with your child’s doctor or therapist. If not, set up an appointment as soon as possible to discuss your options. Once you know what your child needs, consider whether you need full-time or part-time care. You may also want to decide whether your caregiver will be responsible for driving your child to and from school or other activities.
Then, contact your local Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN) office. They can provide you with information about licensed providers in your area who specialize in caring for children with special needs. The CCAN also offers training programs for parents of children with special needs and maintains a list of qualified trainers throughout the state.
If you prefer more flexibility in choosing a caregiver, contact several agencies that offer these services in your area.
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When considering the needs of a child with special needs, it is important to remember that every child is unique. For example, children with autism may have different needs than those who suffer from Down Syndrome.
We recommend that you consult your physician to determine which kinds of activities may be appropriate for your child. This can help you select the right program based on their specific diagnosis and needs.
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