Noa S.|New York, NY
2 yrs exp
18 yrs old
Special Needs/Personal Care Assistant
I have spent my entire life with those with special needs and challenges. My father, uncle, and two cousins are autistic, as are several of my friends. My father and uncle have Asperger's, while my youngest cousin was nonverbal until he was 11 and still struggles with speech. Though he is considered "low-functioning", he is one of the sweetest, most creative people I know, and I love spending time with him.
I have considerable experience with autism and developmental delays from taking care of my young cousins and interacting with my father and uncle. I also have extensive experience with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD. I struggle with some sensory sensitivities myself, and have found that my own experiences go a long way in understanding and being able to help others with similar challenges.
I want to connect with those who may feel disconnected from the world and help them feel validated, understood, and happy.
Reviewed by Elizabeth B. May 2019 5/5 stars