ERIC Number: ED248658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Babysitting for Special Children. Tips on Caring for a Child with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy or Mental Retardation.
Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities, Madison.; Minnesota State Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Minneapolis.
The booklet is designed to help people interested in babysitting for children with special needs. A brief explanation of each of the four disabilities covered by this guide (autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and mental retardation) is followed by a checklist designed to elicit information on practical issues from parents, such as communication methods, special routines, preferences, medication, special handling, play positions, seizure activity, sleep, feeding, behavior problems, and special equipment. The booklet concludes with general babysitting tips about safety and first aid. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities, Madison.; Minnesota State Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Minneapolis.