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527 special needs caregivers are listed in Chicago, IL

The average rate is $18/hr as of March 2024

The average experience for nearby special needs caregivers is 5 years

Special needs caregivers in Chicago, IL

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Martina B.


Chicago, IL

$20/hr10 yrs exp

Special Education Teacher

5.0

(2)

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Greetings! I am a current high school Special Education teacher with experience teaching adolescents on the autism spectrum and children with ADHD, cognitive impairments, learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. My teenage daughter has cerebral palsy and is visually impaired and is...

Recent review:

5.0
I wish I could give Martina 10 stars! From the moment we interviewed, she was so respectful and knowledgeable about caring for people with special needs. Martina is so kind, thoughtful and fun! My brother has...

Reviewed by Melissa D.

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Rashawnda P.


Chicago, IL

$18-30/hr10 yrs exp

Helpmate

5.0

(2)

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Certified nursing assistant for 12 years. I have training in many settings for nursing homes, memory care & private home care. I have taking care of people with special needs/care to independent clients. I have experience in feed/gtube. I have training in transportation lifts(hoyer, stand lift). Great at personal care- (...

Recent review:

5.0
Rashawnda is absolutely wonderful. My kids adore her. She is definitely like a member of our family.

Reviewed by Veronica C.

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Keesha H.


Chicago, IL

$15-25/hr9 yrs exp

5.0

(4)

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As a mother of a child with special needs I have experience caring for children with Down Syndrome, Autism, Emotional Disabilities, Opposition Defiance Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder. I am employed by Chicago Public Schools as a aide for children with special needs and by the Chicago Park District as an Inclusion Aide...
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Erica M.


Chicago, IL

$22-35/hr2 yrs exp

Part-Time Companion/Care Provider Available

5.0

(1)

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My experience includes two years working with adults with physical and mental disabilities including TBI's, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, and Down Syndrome in a group home setting. I have also worked with children with Autism and have experience in behavior therapy.

Recent review:

5.0
Erica is reliable and always shows up on time. She's been working for six months with my autistic daughter and things have gone really smoothly. She's confident and comfortable with special needs kids

Reviewed by Laurence L.

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Rosaura C.


Chicago, IL

$22-30/hr8 yrs exp

Full Time Caregiver

5.0

(1)

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ROSAURA Objective: Certified Nursing Assistant since 1998. Specialize in Dementia, Parkinson's, MS and Austism. Working homecare since 2015 Experience: A. B 02/21- Present Personal Support Worker Help around his apartment Errands, Walks M. H 09/2019-Present CNA Companionship, ADL, Groceries, Errands Custom Home...

Recent review:

5.0
Rosaura helped me with wound care after I had to have an emergency surgery. I had an abscess removed from my tail bone and had to have surgical packing changed daily for almost three months. Rosaura had never...

Reviewed by Natalie S.

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Kimberly R.


Chicago, IL

$10-25/hr10 yrs exp

Certified Caregiver

4.7

(3)

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Hi. I am dependable and love to have fun with kids. I love kids to be themselves and to enjoy life. I took care of a 56-year-old man who has Epilepsy. He has seizure attacks a lot of times and I make sure that he take his medication, meals, took him to his doctor appointments, shower, light housekeeping and laundry. Also, I...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Kimberly is an incredible caregiver. She has been working for us for over two years and she has provided excellent care of our special needs daughter who is cognitively impaired and has a seizure disorder. She...

Reviewed by Adrienne N.

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Maren B.


Chicago, IL

$35/hr6 yrs exp

Let's Get It Done With Fun!

5.0

(1)

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Just graduated from the Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program. I also worked as an Optometric Vision Therapist for about 4 years. I love working with kids but I have experience working with people of all ages. I can help with school work/zooms, laundry, dishes, pets as well as things like Stimming Attendance,...

Recent review:

5.0
Maren joined us during a difficult time in our home. She and immediately launched a Therapeutic Support Plan which has been successful . While she is juggling her larger scope aspirations we are being flexible...

Reviewed by Mary G.

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Natacha P.


Chicago, IL

$20-30/hr2 yrs exp

5.0

(1)

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I am a recent graduate looking for an income and I have 5 years experience working in healthcare. Thank you.

Recent review:

5.0
Natacha was a great conversationalist and was helpful when I needed assistance going to a medical procedure. She's very dependable and I would recommend her to anyone in need of services.

Reviewed by Yulanda C.

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Cynthia B.


Chicago, IL

$15-20/hr6 yrs exp

Experienced Chicago Caregiver/CNA Available Part-Time.

5.0

(1)

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I have worked with children and adults at Misericordia Home for six years. Some duties were: changing diapers, re-positioning, temps, set up and priming of Ng/Og feeds, emptying foleys, etc. I have taken them on outings, programing and other activities. I love working with children of all needs; I especially love the smile on...
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Meghan S.


Chicago, IL

$20-30/hr2 yrs exp

5.0

(1)

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I am a gen ed teacher with a minor in special education. I currently have eight students in my class with special needs and each of them brighten my day in more ways than I can count. When I attended Miami University, my brother was studying special education and it opened many new doors for me. I joined an organization called...

Recent review:

5.0
Meghan was great with my two girls! She helped me last minute when I really the needed the help! My nine year old loved her and looked forward to her coming! I would for sure hire her again!

Reviewed by Anne O.

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Maria C.


Chicago, IL

$22-40/hr10 yrs exp

Experienced Caregiver Looking For A New Private Client.

5.0

(1)

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Experienced caregiver with an illustrious track record spanning over 20 years of providing personalized and heartfelt care to diverse individuals in need. This multifaceted exposure has not only enriched my skills but also instilled in me a creative approach to delivering compassionate care. My journey in caregiving has been an...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Maria C. is a wonderful caregiver. She took care of my mother for the last 12 years of her life, until she passed away last year at 98. Maria was calm and understanding even when my mother, diagnosed with...

Reviewed by Andrei U.

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Nadia O.


Chicago, IL

$50/hr10 yrs exp

Behavioral Specialist

5.0

(1)

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I have always had a passion working with others. It was not until I began studying Psychology/Sociology at Western Illinois University. I developed a passion working with others who have special needs. My passion for this work can best be understood through my diligence in gaining experience in the field. I have extensive...

Recent review:

5.0
My son was struggling with organization and time management and as a result his grades were suffering. To help manage this I hired Nadia to provide him executive function coaching services and it has been a...

Reviewed by Amanda B.

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Danielle S.


Chicago, IL

$36/hr10 yrs exp

Part-Time C.N.A./Caregiver Available

5.0

(3)

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I am an Operations Supervisor at an Adult Day Care and also an in home care provider. I am also a Certified Dementia Practitioner as well as an C. N. A. I have been in the field of caring for individuals for over 13 years. I have a gift of patience with people and consideration for individuals who require more attention than...

Recent review:

5.0
She helped me during recovery from shoulder replacement surgery. I was VERY restricted in mobility and could not lift anything. It was very reassuring for me to have her on "stand-by" when I first showered by...

Reviewed by Caroline W.

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Jordan B.


Chicago, IL

$10-15/hr7 yrs exp

Part-time Caregiver Available

5.0

(1)

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Hi! I recently moved from Louisiana to Chicago. I have years of experience in babysitting, daycare facilities, and some college education in Child and Family Studies and Elementary education. Working with kids brings me a lot of joy and fulfillment!

Recent review:

5.0
Jordan came to our house and was so kind to the children. She played with them, talked to them about what their interests were, communicated very well with me when making arrangements for the interview......

Reviewed by Jocelyn G.

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Meghan M.


Chicago, IL

$20-30/hr10 yrs exp

Caregiver Extraordinaire And Autism Expert

5.0

(2)

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Hello and welcome to my profile page! Call me Super Nanny! Below is a list of my experience and qualifications. If you have questions, I'm happy to answer. I've been working as a special needs caregiver since I was 15 years old. I tend to work with families who need a well-seasoned caregiver. I love my work because it's hands...

Recent review:

5.0
Meghan was so attentive to my son. She went above and beyond to problem solve with us how to make him successful at school (in his remote learning) and with social interactions at home. I would recommend her...

Reviewed by Julie B.

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Kimberly J.


Chicago, IL

$13-18/hr5 yrs exp

5.0

(2)

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I was blessed to take care of my special needs daughter and my Mom. It was an honor to serve them. I didn't see them as burdens I saw them as blessings. This is my passion, love Is the key because everybody responses to love. I strongly believe that your job should be centered around your gift.
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Joel C.


Chicago, IL

$20/hr1 yrs exp

Let's Get Down To Business, To Have Some Fun!

5.0

(1)

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I started in preschools in the 2. 6-3. 6 age group the gradually moved into substitute teaching. I have experience with special needs kids (autistic, paraplegic, blind, cognitive impairment, emotional/behavioral impairment). I have gathered several tricks in my time sub teaching and working in the preschool setting I would have...

Recent review:

5.0
Joel was our life saver. Our kids have PTSD and our son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD, which is certainly difficult to manage on a daily basis, but hen Virtual School hit us. Joel, with...

Reviewed by Britta H.

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Patricia H.


Chicago, IL

$20-30/hr10 yrs exp

Patricia -- Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Life Coach

5.0

(1)

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I've had nearly a decade of experience coaching, tutoring, nannying, caring for and babysitting kids from infants to preteens. My goal is to support the families I serve by making learning and movement enjoyable for kids, and finding creative ways to incorporate this into their daily routine. I desire to empower those I work...
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Florence N.


Chicago, IL

$10-15/hr10 yrs exp

Helping Hands

4.0

(3)

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I'm a 44-year-old divorced mother to a 12-year-old boy with Down Syndrome, who is truly a blessing. I've been a full-time mother, and I am ready to get back into the work force. I am a very reliable, responsible, and kindhearted individual. I'm open to providing care, compassion, nurturing to any age as I truly enjoy helping...
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Felicia O.


Chicago, IL

$15-25/hr6 yrs exp

5.0

(1)

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Are you searching for someone special and taking all precautions related to COVID to attend to your love ones needs: You and your family are special, so it takes a special kind of person to be a your home caregiver. I am compassionate , caring, sincere, experienced, patient and attentive: these are just some the qualities...
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Katherine K.


Chicago, IL

$22-30/hr2 yrs exp

5.0

(1)

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Hi Parents! I'm finishing up my 2nd year as a Special Education teacher in CPS. I've got years of experience babysitting children with and without disabilities from 2 months to 13. I love doing tummy time with babies, taking walks to the park, and so much more!
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Nesita S.


Chicago, IL

$27/hr10 yrs exp

Care Giver

3.0

(2)

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I have been working with special needs since 2014. I am currently getting my BCBA to become over all of my cases at an aba company that I've been working at for almost 5 years. I love working with special needs children and adults it is my passion. I love to see them grow within themselves to become independent adults.

Recent review:

5.0
Met with her and she interacted with my son in a public place . Next she came over one evening to bond with him . Looking forward to working with this caregiver .

Reviewed by Jessica P.

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Lindsey R.


Chicago, IL

$19-28/hr10 yrs exp

4.5

(2)

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Hello! My name is Lindsey and I am available to work. I am hardworking, compassionate, creative, and pay close attention to detail. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked extensively with a variety of child, adult, and geriatric populations. I have experience with people who have developmental disabilities,...

Recent review:

5.0
Lindsey was very interested in my daughter. The two of them seemed to enjoy spending time together. We look forward to working with Lindsey again.

Reviewed by Jackie W.

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Timothy F.


Chicago, IL

$12-50/hr3 yrs exp

Experienced Caregiver

5.0

(1)

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Hello! I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Tim, I would like to consider myself someone who is happy go lucky and very goal oriented. I am a lover of animals and people and have a drive to help others. I have been a caregiver for five years now. I currently am enrolled at University of Michigan as a...
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5.0

(1)

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I have been a nanny to a loving family of 4 for a year, one the children is 12 y/o and has high functioning autism. He is extremely sweet and kind I have grown to love working with children who have special needs. I assists with school pickup, tutoring, meal prep and snacks, weekly haircuts, and bathing. I am open to any type of...

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My name is Ali and I am currently a third year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Northwestern. I have had experience dealing with special needs for all ages and am hoping to purse a career in pediatric physical therapy upon graduation.

Recent review:

5.0
Ali was a true delight! I only wish she could have held me for a longer period of time. She was extremely dependable and reliable. She takes initiative and is professional. She is just fun to be with. There...

Reviewed by Lisa M.

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Veronica O.


Chicago, IL

$15-20/hr10 yrs exp

Nanny

5.0

(1)

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full-time nanny. Cared for newborn twin 2 weeks old. Maintained open communication with parents through a detailed notebook with the days activities, meals, naps, discipline, accomplishments, etc. I have been a nanny for 22 years, and I absolutely love working with children! A nanny is so important to the intellectual,...
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Caroline K.


Chicago, IL

$15-25/hr6 yrs exp

Part-time Caregiver Available, Special-needs Experienced

5.0

(1)

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Hi! My name is Caroline K. and I am from Houston, Texas. I have been working with kids for about six years and I have a wide variety of experience. I've worked with kids of all ages and development levels. I also have extensive experience with children with learning disabilities. I am able to both tutor and babysit. A few fun...
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Kailyn O.


Chicago, IL

$28-30/hr8 yrs exp

5.0

(3)

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My name is Kailyn and I'm currently a 3rd grade teacher in Naperville. I also am getting my masters in Low Vision and Blindness at Illinois State. I come from a family of 6 and I am the oldest so I have become very equipped to caring for younger kids. Over the summer, I have been a live in nanny for 4 years for two children who...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Kailyn is amazing! She has a true passion for children. Our daughter love to play with her and is always happy when she comes. She is reliable and easy to work with. Can't recommend more!

Reviewed by Xiaocen C.

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Jennifer K.


Chicago, IL

$40/hr6 yrs exp

Exciting-Reliable-Kind Caregiver Looking To Curate Exceptional Experiences

5.0

(8)

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I am a fun, thoughtful, reliable and hardworking woman who knows her way around the City. My childcare background includes babysitting, working in a Nanny share and two years as an individual aide for Special Needs students in elementary school. I recently left the corporate world and am going back to where my heart is working...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Our family was so fortunate to have found Jenny as my son's first nanny. She worked with us full-time for almost 18 months and continues to be a key part of our childcare team as our family needs have evolved....

Reviewed by Care member

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Recent special needs caregiver reviews in Chicago, IL

Martina B.

5.0

I wish I could give Martina 10 stars! From the moment we interviewed, she was so respectful and knowledgeable about caring for people with special needs. Martina is so kind, thoughtful and fun! My brother has enjoyed several days with his "new friend" as he now sweetly refers to her. And my family...

- Melissa D.

Rashawnda P.

5.0

Rashawnda is absolutely wonderful. My kids adore her. She is definitely like a member of our family.

- Veronica C.

Erica M.

5.0

Erica is reliable and always shows up on time. She's been working for six months with my autistic daughter and things have gone really smoothly. She's confident and comfortable with special needs kids

- Laurence L.

Rosaura C.

5.0

Rosaura helped me with wound care after I had to have an emergency surgery. I had an abscess removed from my tail bone and had to have surgical packing changed daily for almost three months. Rosaura had never used foam medical packing prior to this and was comfortable learning how to pack and...

- Natalie S.

Kimberly R.

5.0

Kimberly is an incredible caregiver. She has been working for us for over two years and she has provided excellent care of our special needs daughter who is cognitively impaired and has a seizure disorder. She is loving, caring, thoughtful , trustworthy and she is always in a good mood. She will do...

- Adrienne N.

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Ratings for Chicago, IL special needs caregivers listed on Care.com

Average Rating4.7 / 5

Special Needs Caregivers in Chicago, IL are rated 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 235 reviews of the 527 listed special needs caregivers.