Children who have special needs often require extra special care and understanding – something that isn’t guaranteed with just any child care provider. Apex Social is dedicated to helping families find experienced, professional caregivers who are trained, invested, interested and motivated to care for children with special needs. In addition, they understand the unique needs of children without special needs who are part of the same family.

Apex Social’s professional candidates have degrees in pediatric nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, early childhood education, special needs education and more. They have experience working with children with a variety of special needs including autism spectrum disorder, ADD/ADHD, Down syndrome, diabetes, epilepsy and seizures, extreme/undiagnosed disabilities, and other physical and mental delays.

The candidates participating in the Apex Social program have a keen interest in developing their professional experience and broadening their cultural horizons while living for a year or two in different parts of the U.S. Since Apex Social sources professional candidates directly through our network of European and American universities, vocational training schools, hospitals and referrals from organizations such as the German Red Cross, families can count on an extremely high caliber of live-in, professional child care.

Our Care Professionals who support families with special needs also have a wide range of relevant experience and training, which includes:

Many families who have children with special needs also have other children in the same household that do not have delays or disabilities. Our Care Professionals are adept at balancing the needs of all children in a family to ensure that each child receives the special attention and support they deserve.

Special Needs Disclosure

Apex Social is designated by the U.S. Department of State as an official Care Professional program sponsor. The U.S. Department of State does not define “special needs” and makes it clear that host families, not program sponsors, must identify their children’s special needs and must make the selection of a Care Professional based on their evaluation of the Care Professional’s skills, education, and/or training. A Care Professional is not intended to replace the services of other special care or education providers (such as therapists or teachers).

Special Needs Expertise

See how Apex Social Group can offer specialized care based on the special needs diagnosis.

Care Support

Special Needs Care Provider


Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Speech Therapist

Health Care

Nursing Specialist
Healthcare Worker/Nurse
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