We provide qualified candidates and the network to connect.  You choose who you want to work with, when you are available, as well as how much you will pay/earn.  We know choosing the right caregiver or family to work with can be a daunting and overwhelming task, so let us help simplify it!

SynapseSitters.com is on online networking community.  We are not a placement agency and we do not endorse nor place Sitters with Families.  We do not work through insurance companies or accept the Medicaid Waiver. Our objective is to help connect Families and Specialized Sitters.  We provide the tools and resources for Parents and Sitters to connect using our innovative and secure online network.  Both parties independently decide if they would like to work together. 

Even though our sitters are specialized, please remember that they are there to care for your children; they are not there to provide therapies.



We’ve got the sitters with the knowledge, skills and patience you need for true peace of mind.

Join our network and create a profile to view and connect with our sitter members. All sitter members must meet our employment or educational requirements. We also offer optional (although highly recommended) expanded background checks for our sitters to request and obtain.

Send an introduction and begin the interview process with the click of a button! You’re on your way to hiring a great sitter!


With SynapseSitters.com you can book jobs and get paid to hang out with awesome kiddos!

We’ve got the families that can truly benefit from your knowledge, experience, and passion to work with special needs children.

To become a sitter you must create a profile and request an education or employment verification. Once approved, you’ll have access to our parent members. You may also choose to obtain an optional (although highly recommended) expanded background check. You can browse our families and connect with just the click of our “Send Introduction” button. You’re on your way to being hired!


All parents should have access to finding quality childcare.  We know, from experience, that finding a patient and qualified caregiver is often a difficult and time consuming task.  This can be made even more challenging when you have a special needs child.  This is why all specialized sitters on SynapseSitters.com must meet certain requirements.

Our sitters must currently be pursuing or have already earned a degree in a human service field, or must have employment experience with human services. This is verified during the sitter sign up process. We also offer optional expanded background checks for each of our sitter members to obtain.


Our goal is to connect families of special needs children with specialized sitters.  In order to do so, our sitters must either be pursuing or have already earned a degree in a "human service" field, or must be currently employed within a "human service" field.  To maintain the security of our network, all information sitters submit is verified during the sign up process.  Once all information is confirmed, our sitters will then have access to our families. Examples of these requirements, but not limited to, are listed below. 

Educational Requirements

  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Special Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Child Life

Work Experience

  • ABA experience
  • Teacher
  • Instructional Assistant/Paraeducator
  • Speech Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Nurse

Our sitters typically work with children who have:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Down Syndrome
  • ADHD
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Behavioral and emotional needs
  • Speech disorders


We have partnered with Safe Hiring Solutions to offer expanded background checks for our sitter members. These reports are optional, although we do highly recommend each sitter to request one during or prior to the interview and hiring process. Sitters that obtain and pass these reports will have preferred listing status.  Background checks cost a low one time fee of $21.50 + any additional fees during the verification process. Additional fees may occur depending on previous addresses and any additional county court costs to release info. 

Background Checks Include:

  • SSN Verification
  • Sex Offender Registry
  • National and County Criminal Record Check
  • Federal Criminal Search
  • Criminal Searches based on 7 year address history (additional fees may apply)

For security purposes, it is best to avoid using a mobile device or tablet when requesting your background check.