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Special-Needs Children Need Special Babysitters

05/09/2012 07:37 am ET | Updated Jul 09, 2012

For Christine Quayle, finding child care for her son, Brian, was no easy task.

Diagnosed with hydrocephalus at birth, Brian had fluid around his brain. When he was 3 weeks old, a shunt was inserted to direct the fluid to his abdomen. Later, he was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy with dystonia, a brain injury that happened before he was born. Brian isn't paralyzed, but his movements are uncoordinated, with involuntary twisting.

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