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What are jobs that work with autistic children and children with special needs?

I really love kids with special needs. I would love to be some sort of "therapist" for them. However, I do not want to work in a school system. I want a hands-on job that works with them. Any suggestions?

Asked By: - 3/27/2012
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Here are a few of the therapists I've worked directly or indirectly with for our daughter... More
Answered By: malica - 3/27/2012
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Hippotherapy would be great, if you like horses. It's therapy for young children, and both physically and mentally handicapped children. There are probably a few ranches around your area that have programs. You should definitely get involved in that, and if they don't want to hire you, then offer to volunteer your time... More
Answered By: Samantha Little - 3/27/2012
 
You could be an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapist! I have been one for 3 years. It's basically home therapy, mostly for kids with autism but I've worked with a few who've had mental retardation and things like that. ABA is the most scientifically-proven method of therapy for autism... More
Answered By: Peachy Perfect - 3/27/2012
 
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