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<h2><DIV ALIGN=CENTER>Special Need</h2></DIV>
“Special Needs” is an umbrella underneath which a staggering array of diagnoses can be wedged. Children with special
needs may have mild learning disabilities or profound cognitive impairment; food allergies or terminal illness; developmental
delays that catch up quickly or remain entrenched; occasional panic attacks or serious psychiatric problems. The designation
is useful for getting needed services, setting appropriate goals, and gaining understanding for a child and stressed family.
“Special needs” are commonly defined by what a child can’t do — by milestones unmet, foods banned, activities
avoided, experiences denied. These minuses hit families hard, and may make “special needs” seem like a tragic designation.
Some parents will always mourn their child’s lost potential, and many conditions become more troubling with time. Other
families may find that their child’s challenges make triumphs sweeter, and that weaknesses are often accompanied by amazing
Although every special-needs child is different and every family is unique, there are some common concerns that link
parents of challenged kids, including getting appropriate care and accommodations; promoting acceptance in the extended
family, school and community; planning for an uncertain future; and adjusting routines and expectations. Parents of children
with special needs are often more flexible, compassionate, stubborn and resilient than other parents. They have to be.