one-on-one with special needs

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one-on-one with special needs

Postby StoryMing » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:36 am

Does anyone know how I might go about looking for a position working one on one with special-needs individuals (autism, cerebral palsy, etc) either as a classroom aide or adult job coach? And what additional training or certification would be involved?
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Re: one-on-one with special needs

Postby SquarePeg » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:46 am

In my area, all you need to do to become a classroom paraprofessional (para) is respond to the school's help wanted ad and get hired. AFAIK, there is minimal education required and no certification. But it helps if you have experience.

I would get in touch with the local support groups in your area. Network with parents of special needs children. Attend a seminar to learn about the IEP process so that you can learn the lingo such as goals, objectives, accommodations and even when it's appropriate to use restraints.
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