Question by  GreyDwarf (26)

What are the consideartions you should make when finding a daycare provider for an autistic child?

My son will need to go to day care, however I am having a hard time finding one for him as he is autistic.


Answer by  Briana (172)

Find a day care provider who has experience with autistic children or children with disabilities. It may depend on how severe the autism is. If your child is highly functioning, it may be more acceptable to place him in a regular daycare and give specific instructions.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

The qualifications of the day care personnel (i. e. do they have experience in dealing with autistic children, special needs, etc. ).


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Are they experienced in handling autistic children? Do they have enough teachers to offer private and supervised removal from the classroom and let him be alone with one familiar teacher? Do they have the means to give him his own space if he wants? Do they have play centers that he can use?


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You really should find someone who has had experience before with Autistic children. Don't let him go to someone who has never had experience before because some people think they can handle it and later find out they just don't have the chops for it. Find a place that has toys that will stimulate his development.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Many states provide great daycares and educational services for childrne with special needs. Contact the department of family and children services and they will provide you with the necessary information for your county.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

Find a day care that has a special class for your autistic child. Most of the time you can ask your child's doctor for a recommendation that will be good for your child.

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