Empowering Families with infants, toddlers and children with Special Needs
Why Parents love their Apex Care Professionals...
Enjoy the inspiring stories of parents whose lives have been changed by hiring an Apex Care Professional.
Many Apex Social Group host families have very young children or children with disabilities or developmental delays. These can vary from impairments of speech or language to problems with movement and motor skills to genetic delays such as down syndrome. Apex Social Group’s caregivers are attuned to a child’s individual needs and use their extensive training to ensure each child can reach his or her full potential. They provide high quality, skilled care depending upon the child’s diagnosis – implementing therapy homework, creating routines and generally providing a warm, supportive environment.
Autism - Meet Host Mom Luisella, her son Mikey and his Care Professional Julia, German Occupational Therapist
“I love Mikey and his sister!” Julia, OT from Germany – Apex Care Professional for Mikey
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 Care Professionals, all occupational therapists. Their Care Professionals have provided much needed support for Mikey and his older sister Ellie.
Autism: Meet Ben & Occupational Therapist Bianca
“We are functioning as a team day to day and divide and conger.” Katie Gaughen, Host Mom & Social Worker, Hingham, Massachusetts
Katie Gaughen, a mom and Social Worker from Hingham, Massachusetts, has three kids under the age of three. Their son Ben has been diagnosed with autism. When juggling three toddlers and Ben’s special needs became too much, they hired German Occupational Therapist Bianca. See how Bianca’s skills as an Occupational Therapist are benefitting the entire family.
Cerebral Palsy - Non-Verbal
Meet Mira & Physical Therapist Laura
“I needed someone who is thinking ahead. Having a Care professional for Mira that is a Physical Therapist in Germany is a dream come true.” Cindy Kaplan, Coach & Author, Host Mom, Newton MA
Cindy and Mark, host parents from Massachusetts have two sons and a daughter, Mira, who has cerebral palsy. In addition to outside therapy and support, the family hired Laura, a professional Care Professional and physiotherapist from Germany, to live with the family and provide home-based support. Cindy and Mark can see that Mira adores Laura and appreciate the strong bond that has developed between them.
ADHD: Meet Griffin & Male Pediatric Nurse Benjamin
“Adding a boy to the mix to my tow boys as a single mom is really important. Benjamin is constantly out and playing with them.” Laurel, MA
Laurel is a single mom and business owner from Andover Massachusetts. Both her sons Griffin (6yrs) and Becket (9yrs) were adopted from Ethiopia when they were just babies. When her youngest son Griffin recently turned six years old he was diagnosed with ADHD.This was the moment Laurel decided she needed live in care with someone who has special needs training.Benjamin, a male pediatric nurse from Germany arrived to the family just in time, as Laurel is opening her new business and needs all the help she can get!
Benjamin has been a welcome addition to the family. As a pediatric nurse who has worked with ADHD kids he knows what to expect and has strategies of how to help Griffin on a daily basis. And as Laurel says, “It’s great to have a guy for the kids so they have someone to be more rough and tumble with!”
“Having Benjamin care for my two boys lets me be the mom I want to be and still take care of my business.” Laurel, MA
Special Needs: Meet Kai & Occupational Therapist Lydia
“Best decision we have made to have the flexible help we need.” … Claudia Riedt, PdD, Texas
“Best decision we have made to hire an Apex Care Professional, my husband and I have more time to care for all of our children, not just Kai who needs the most help.” Claudia Riedt, PhD, is an executive as an international company with a lot of travel. She lives with her family in Texas, and has a four-year-old son, Kai, who has tuberous sclerosis. In addition to developmental delays, Kai occasionally has seizures, so the family wanted to find a caregiver who could help Kai with his condition. After Kai’s diagnosis, his family switched from a traditional Care Professional to a professional Care Professional. Their professional Care Professional, Lydia, has experience working with children with special needs and recently finished her training as an occupational therapist.
Severe Special Needs - Undiagnosed
Meet Trevor & Occupational Therapist Sandra
“It’s like having another adult in the home that love’s your children.” Holly Ruxin, Host Mom, San Francisco
“It’s like having another adult in the home that love’s your children.” Holly, a business owner and host mom from San Francisco, California, has three children, including ten-year-old Trevor, who is undiagnosed and has been losing many of the skills and abilities he once had. The family’s Care Professional, Sandra, a German occupational therapist, works closely with the family to support Trevor and his two younger siblings. The family appreciates Sandra’s specialized training and the benefits of having another adult in the house.
Meet Bella & Occupational Therapist Johanna
“Johanna has a huge heart and a passion for dealing with special needs kids and a passion for children in general”
“Johanna has a huge heart and a passion for dealing with special needs kids and a passion for children in general,” said Bill, a host father from Maryland who has an eight-year-old daughter named Bella who has global developmental delays that are undiagnosed. Johanna, the family’s Care Professionaland an occupational therapist from Germany, has made a huge difference in Bella’s life and the life of the whole family.
Meet Devon & Occupational Therapist Nicole
“Sometimes our live is like Calling the White House. You don’t event know where to start.” Amy, Massy, Host Mom, Newton MA
Amy and Bill, host parents from Massachusetts, have three children: six-year-old twin girls and an 11-year-old boy, Devon, who has a chromosomal abnormality that affects his development. The family recently hired Nicole, a professional Care Professional and occupational therapist from Germany. Nicole’s background, expertise and history of working with children with special needs has had a huge impact on Devon as well as his sisters.
Professional Infant & Toddler Care
Infant Care: Meet Uli's Family & Pediatric Nurse Alex
“I really needed someone who loves babies!” …
“I really needed someone who loves babies!” said host mom Uli, who runs her own business out of her home in Connecticut and has two children under the age of two years old. Uli and her husband found peace of mind with Alex, a pediatric nurse from Germany.
Infant Care: Meet Christopher & Pediatric Nurse Kristina
“As two dads working full time, it’s very hard if one of us is traveling and the other one is working. But, having a professional Care Professional …
“It’s very hard if one of us is traveling and the other one is working. But, having a Care Professional allows us to have somebody be the glue, so there is always somebody home,” said Kevin, a host dad from Ohio who hired Christina, a pediatric nurse from Germany to care for his two children, ages one and five.
Toddler Care: Meet Eric & Educator Pre-school Teacher Ina from Germany
Three year-old Eric is a smart, curious little boy who loves to explore. Eric’s Care Professional, Ina, an educator and pre-school and kindergarten teacher from Germany, frequently takes Eric to the museum and to other cultural outings. Host mom Nada appreciates Ina’s understanding of Eric’s developmental milestones and the reliable support she provides to the family for now almost two years.
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