PROaupair’s professional special needs au pairs have worked extensively with children with autism. In fact, host families with children with autism make up the single largest group of PROaupair’s host families. Host families turn to PROaupair to find capable professional au pairs and international live-in nannies, most often trained occupational therapists, who understand their child’s condition and can help to implement an ongoing treatment plan and home-based therapies.
Meet Mikey and his professional special needs au pair Anja, 25, Occupational Therapist
Luisella, a host mom from Maryland, is a vocal advocate for autism education. Her son Mikey was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder when he was about a year old. Since that time, the family has hosted multiple professional au pairs, all occupational therapists. Their au pairs have provided much needed support, not only for Mikey, but also for his older sister Ellie.