I never imagined having a special needs child. the words beautiful beyond compare, sweet and kind, and brilliance would shine through their eyes were not what I thought described a special needs child.
Obviously I had never met a special needs child.
Now that I have a child who is special needs, I thought I would look up what the world says what a special needs child is.
Special needs child is a term used in clinical diagnostic and functional development to describe individuals who require assistance for disabilities that may be medical, mental, or psychological.
So a child with special needs is basically a child who, because of his or her unique medical or developmental difficulties, has needs in addition to those of his or her peers.
As any parent knows, every child comes into a family with an abundance of needs: to be loved and cared for, nurtured, fed, clothed and educated, among other things.
So I guess typical kids are very much like special needs kids. Some have more issues then others, but in the end all kids are special.
I now see that I was right about how my child was going to be. She is beautiful beyond compare, she is so sweet and kind, and her brilliance does shine through her eyes, and yes she is labeled as a special needs kid with a very serious disability.