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Old 03-11-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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I see people come into my place of business all the time with special needs individuals. They go with them to buy clothes. Usually they come in with an extra "bag" for the individual with special needs and then put the money in their for them. I don't know what this is called because it isn't an educator. I see people my age doing it and they are in their early 20's.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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I see people come into my place of business all the time with special needs individuals. They go with them to buy clothes. Usually they come in with an extra "bag" for the individual with special needs and then put the money in their for them. I don't know what this is called because it isn't an educator. I see people my age doing it and they are in their early 20's.
Did you mean to click on the forum below "Great Debates" - Health and Wellness?
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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Moderator, can you please move this to the special needs section. I'm too lazy to retype or copy and paste all of this in a different section. Please..
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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I see people come into my place of business all the time with special needs individuals. They go with them to buy clothes. Usually they come in with an extra "bag" for the individual with special needs and then put the money in their for them. I don't know what this is called because it isn't an educator. I see people my age doing it and they are in their early 20's.
My gf has a special needs son and he has 2 gals (in their 20's) that do exactly that and have for years.

Aides, care takers or sitters but I think aides is the more common term.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:07 PM
 
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I worked in a group home for the developmentally disabled.

We were called direct care staff.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:30 PM
 
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I see people come into my place of business all the time with special needs individuals. They go with them to buy clothes. Usually they come in with an extra "bag" for the individual with special needs and then put the money in their for them. I don't know what this is called because it isn't an educator. I see people my age doing it and they are in their early 20's.
These are personal care assistants. They may be trained therapists, but usually, they are not. These folks can really be invaluable. They may work at a group home or they may simply be hired by parents or other relatives to help with daily living needs.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:47 PM
 
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PCA , personnel care attendents.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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PCA- Personal Care Assistants, or
TSS-Therapeutic Support Staff
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:48 PM
 
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There are also job coaches, who help adults who are disabled learn how to do tasks at a job, and help them find employment. Facilitators are people who work with folks who are deaf-blind, and do interpreting, and sighted guide. Coordinators are people who case manage adults with disabilities, finding them homes, PCA's, doing all the paperwork for SSI, and Medicaid, Food Stamps, and other programs.
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:07 AM
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Personal Care Assistants. They are always hiring for those positions most places and many are part-time positions if not all. Here we have a lot of older people also that use similar care as well as homemaker services. KS has supportive home care for adults with DD also where you go into the home and help with tasks there. If you were looking for a job, look for Services - Developmentally Disabled also, people with physical disabilities would need services also.
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