This March we’re focusing our efforts not only on raising awareness of caregivers for special needs children, but also raising awareness of the special needs of caregivers. We know that it may be hard for family and friends to understand the enormous responsibility of caregiving– we want to help by offering you a “need” that you might have, curated, designed and ready to share on your Facebook page, Pinterest account, blog or through email. There’s no shame in having needs as a caregiver, although we know how hard it can be to admit them. We hope the Caregiver’s Special Needs CareCards help you to start the conversation.

About Alexandra Axel

Alexandra Axel was the first founding staff member at The Caregiver Space. As a New York native, Allie grew up people-watching and story-collecting, eventually pursuing her undergraduate degree from The College of New Jersey in sociology and creative writing. At The Caregiver Space, she worked with social media, graphic design, blogging, and program development to brand and grow an online community composed of, and focused on, caregivers. From the seedlings of an idea to the thriving community that it is today, Allie was there from the beginning to support the evolution of The Caregiver Space.

Allie enjoys writing poetry and short fiction, devouring books, biking, crafting, urban agriculture and imperfectly cooking. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her pup, Hen.