Emily M.|Leawood, KS
2 yrs exp
26 yrs old
Part-time Caretaker Passionate About Special Needs
My older brother, A. is diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. Because of this, I understand the affect that having a child with special needs can have on a family, and I am passionate about helping out families in situations similar to my own. More importantly, I am passionate about working with these special individuals and investing in their lives. I am energetic, patient, and resourceful when working with special needs individuals, but also delicate and compassionate. I will treat your child/loved one not as a "disabled person", but as the human being that they are! Nothing excites me more than watching and being involved in the happiness and progress that can be made in a special individual's life simply by being treated as an individual, instead of being characterized by their diagnosis.
Currently, I work with an amazing 16-year-old girl. Watching her enjoy life has brought me a sense of purpose in my life. In the past, I have volunteered with a ministry, and I (obviously) have lots of experience with one-on-one time with special needs kids and young adults.