Childcare Attendants/Respite Needed

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CHILDCARE ATTENDANTS/RESPITE CARE NEEDED FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM
Referral Database

The Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia Chapter is asking for your help!  One of the most requested services by families of individuals with autism is Childcare/Respite Care.  Families are in need of individuals who are understanding, flexible, and compassionate about working with their children.  Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.  Because of the additional care required by a child with autism, families identify childcare/respite care as a basic need, with the need increasing as the child gets older. Respite care for families who have a child with autism helps maintain family stability and may provide further opportunities for the child. Here’s what you can do to help!

The Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia is compiling a database of individuals who are interested in providing care to families affected by Autism.  Your information including your name, contact phone and email, and your availability will be entered into our database.  When a family contacts the Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia looking to hire someone, we will then forward the compiled list to the Family.

If you or someone you know is interested in being added
to our referral database, please contact us by calling:

757-461-4474 or email us at TASA@tidewaterasa.org

Disclaimer:  The Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia acts as a referral database ONLY.  We do not endorse any indi-vidual listed in the referral database.  It is the employer’s responsibility to do background checks, references, etc.