Special Babysitter Project – Connecting families of children with disabilities to babysitters with experience in the field of special education.
The ADI 4 U Special Babysitter Program began as a small grassroots initiative and has grown into a nationwide operation, boasting a strong presence and following throughout Israel. Through Facebook and WhatsApp groups, parents advertise their need and potential respondents – special education students, caregivers, national service volunteers, etc. with experience in the field of special education – answer according to availability. The project aims to allow parents of children with special needs to spend quality time with each other and/or with their other children. By engaging a babysitter capable of caring for their child with special needs, parents who heretofore had to stay at home or take turns participating in family events are able to go out together or with their other children — to family events, dinner at a restaurant, the theater or even just a walk in the park.
Likewise, the potential babysitters, most often special education, nursing, paramedical or caregiving students, get hands-on experience taking care of children with special needs and a real-time, close-up view of the life and challenges of a family with a child with disabilities while earning some extra money to support themselves during their studies.
To join the group in your area, send a WhatApp message to 055-687-6741
Contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org
Join our Facebook group: בייביסיטר מיוחד במינו (Very Special Babysitter)