I reaching here .... We have been struggling with Child Care since before lo was dx with Autism, ADHD and SPD in February. He goes to Full day Preschool through the public school system 8:40-1:40 Mon Friday during the school year ( Mon - Thur for the summer) are issues is before and after care. Lo goes to day care in the am for 30-40 minutes before school and after school for 3-3.5 hours. I need to work and my working pays for all his therapies if i don't work we can't afford it and are not eligible for any assistance either way.
There are no special needs day cares in our area and we are having a hard time find a good fit. The day care he currently goes to he went to as a baby and loves it however he is acting out which he doesn't do at his autistic school. I got a letter home stating that he is not listening, throwing toys, not keeping his hands to himself, knocking things over and opening the fire door which is a huge safety concern for everyone. I really don't know what to do any more. How child care is out since there will be times we will need Ft child care during vacation weeks from school and etc. Full time child care at home would range from 550-750 a week and we can not afford it.
The day care seem to be really trying to work with us but, other than to give them some suggestion not sure what else I can do. I am wondering since he has an IEP if there is any way I can get the day care extra funding or some type of Aide that would help them out and take some of the pressure off them
Does any one have any suggestions or has had child care issues like this before? He is improving in so many area's and I feel so lost.