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Website Offers Resources to Help Families Find Special Needs Articles, Resources, and Care providers



Waltham, MA—July 7, 2009--Care.com, one of the largest destinations for families of special needs children and adults offers families articles and resources to help them find special needs care providers and information.

I could not be happier and luckier to have found Katie....  Her patience, kind words, and attention she gives to my children, I feel 110% secure with my children being with her.  Along with her being the "babysitter" she has also stepped in to help with my son's Learning Disability.  He was just diagnosed with ADHD and Katie has helped with charts around the house and helping me come up with ideas to help Nic!!!!  My daughter adores Katie and so do my husband and I......  I am so glad I found your website, because if I hadn't, I would not have Katie!!!!

Thanks again Care.com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shari M.

"Since launching Care.com, we have frequently heard from families of children and adults who have special needs about the challenges of finding qualified caregivers" said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com. "Our mission is help address the specific needs of families out there like Shari’s family."

With Care.com special needs offering, families of children or adults who have special needs can find caregivers that meet their specific requirements. Provider profiles include a list of conditions and disabilities with which the caregiver has experience; including, autism care, Down syndrome caregiving, cerebral palsy caregiving, epilepsy care, and a wide spectrum of physical, mental and behavioral conditions.

Care.com has also helped many families with their Caregiver Guide for Special Needs.  It is a rich collection of articles which helps families understand the specific conditions, therapies and modalities affecting their loved ones and the best ways to cope. 

Arranged in a Question and Answer format, parents may read about;

Special Needs Diagnoses and Conditions:

Asperger Syndrome
Celiac Disease
Cerebral Palsy
Developmental Delays
Down Syndrome
Fragile X
Mid-Level Autism
Severe Autism

Common Issues and Challenges:

Advocating for Your Child
Behavioral Problems
Effect on Family Life
Frequent Hospitalization
Future Concerns
Public Scrutiny

Therapies and Resources:

Autism Treatment
Early Intervention
Special Education
Special Needs Camp
Support Groups
Therapies and Resources

About Care.com

Founded in 2006, Care.com is the largest and fastest growing service used by families to connect with local babysitters, nannies, child care, senior home care, pet care and tutoring through a national network of trusted caregivers.. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through - care for children, seniors, pets and the home. The service helps families find and select the best care available based on detailed profiles, background checks and references for hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed and pre-screened providers who seek to share their services. Through its Care.com Employer Program, corporations can offer Care.com memberships as a benefit to employees. www.care.com.





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