Tax Free Savings Accounts for Your Child with Disabilities

International Caregivers Making A Difference In The Lives of Families Raising Children With Autism

Here's what you need to know about the latest news about tax free savings accounts. The plans are somewhat like 529 college plans as they will allow individuals with a disability to save up to $100,000 without jeopardizing their eligibility for the Social Security and Medicaid programs. Currently, parents must ensure that their children have

Finding "Mary Poppins" - Tips from a Seasoned Host Mom

Meet Claudia Riedt, seven-time PROaupair host mom and special needs parent. Watch this video as she shares helpful advice and insights about her family's process for finding the next "Super Woman and Mary Poppins" professional au pair.     Au pair candidates are added to the pool on a continuous basis and I may log

Today’s Au Pair: Professional & Specialized

As a Bay Area working mother of six children under the age of 10, I’ve experienced every form of childcare that exists. I’ve also spent more than 20 years working in the au pair industry and have a deep understanding of every aspect of the business. During that time, I’ve seen a lot of improvements

Tips for Welcoming Your Professional Au Pair

Our new families often ask about what they should prepare to welcome their new professional au pair and get the relationship off to a great start. We asked experienced PROaupair Host Families for their tips on how to welcome their professional au pair. Here's what they told us.Welcome your au pair to the neighborhood. Facilitate a gathering

What is a Professional Au Pair

What is the difference between a professional au pair and a nanny? Professional au pairs are degreed professionals who come to the U.S. on a J-1 visa and work up to 45 hours a week. They are motivated to share their expertise caring for children in exchange for a weekly stipend and the opportunity to