As a parent of a child with Aspergers Syndrome I find it difficult to find any suitable ones whom understand the spectrum. I tried adverting in websites such as Gumtree and had different experience.

Overseas travelers are usually on a 1 year working holiday visa and can work up to 6 months with the same employer. Some travelers just come to Australia on a tourist visa and are not allowed to earn anything (besides free accommodation and meals).

I interviewed an German girl (whom responded via our ads) but unfortunately my son had a meltdown in front of her during the meeting so you could imagine she was taken aback and didn’t call back after!

She had no idea nor any basic knowledge about ASD.

We then decided to go ahead to screen Au Pairs with the Au Pair Checklist and had more luck. However it takes time and patience to search for the right candidate.

Under no circumstances should a special needs match be rushed.

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