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Special Needs Care for Adult Children: Your Care Options

Here are some tips for finding the right type of special needs caregiver for your adult child. As they reach adulthood, young people with disabilities also reach a crossroads in care. As children, they may have relied on their parents for support -- should that continue now they’re adults? If not... more

What Is Respite Care?

Learn how respite care services can help caregivers who look after the elderly and people with special needs or disabilities. When caregivers hear about respite care, they might just be too busy in their daily lives to take the time to find out more about it. But respite care is... more

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Special Needs Care for Adult Children: Cost of Care

Once you have gone over your care options, it is important to take some of these factors that will impact the cost of special needs care for your adult child into consideration. In the last chapter, we outlined types of care options available to adults with disabilities. These types of... more

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The Special Needs Child Care Guide: The Cost of Care

The next step in finding the right special needs caregiver for your child is figuring out how much it is going to cost.  As parents of children with special needs work to find with the best way to provide the care required, many struggle with the reality that taking... more

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Special Needs Care for Adult Children: Quality Care and Your Caregiver

Now that you’ve hired a professional caregiver, here’s how to build a sustainable relationship with them. As we noted in the first chapter, adults with disabilities access professional care in all kinds of ways and combinations. Whether a disabled person hires a professional caregiver for a few hours a day, lives... more

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Special Needs Care for Adult Children: Interview Questions

After finding a potential caregiver, the next step is an interview. Here are some suggestions of questions to ask when interviewing special needs caregivers for your adult child. Hiring personal care assistants (PCAs) is often a key part of a disabled adult’s system of care. Some hire PCAs through an agency, while others... more

Help for Families with Special Needs

An interview with Louise Bruce about respite care.     A Second Pair of Hands Early on, Louise Bruce, a "doer," didn't see that having a child with special needs meant having obstacles, and so she kept "bulldozing" ahead, staying active as she always had been. At some point... more

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The Special Needs Respite Care Guide: Interview Questions

What you should ask when interviewing a respite caregiver. It can be nerve-wracking to think of handing off your child’s care to anyone -- let alone a relative stranger. But with preparation, you can find a respite caregiver who will help your child thrive and give you a chance to rest. If... more