Special Needs Children: 3 Child Care Options for Kids With Disabilities! by Jill Ceder, LMSW, JD
a year ago
If you're a parent of a child with disabilities, it's not as easy to find child care. Consider the following child-care options for your special little boy or girl:
- Friends or Family: The provider should be someone who knows the child and disability well.
- Hire Professionals: Respite workers or therapists are trained to provide care services for children with disabilities. A therapy provider may be trained in a specific disability, like autism, or in a special set of skills, like speech and language development.
- Daycare Center: Some parents prefer the reliability and professionalism of daycare, even if there isn’t specialized training.
The right child care will give you piece of mind, so do your research.