The Anatomy of A Special Needs Child - 18.5% of Ameican Children under 18 are Special Needs Children.  That doesn't mean they aren't smart, talented, or capable.  Just that they have specific challenges that a "Normal" child would not face.

Below are some of the major causes that effect children with special needs:

Physical

  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Chronic Asthma
  • Epilepsy, etc.

Development

  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Dyslexia
  • Processing Disorders

 Behavioral/Emotional

  • ADD
  • Bipolarize
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder

Sensory Impaired

  • Blind
  • Visually Impaired
  • Deaf
  • Limited Hearing

 

About This Section of the Best Southwest Guide website

This Section of the Best Southwest Guide is devoted to children with Special Needs and families raising special needs children.

Having been involved in helping to raise a Special Needs child for the past 23 years, I want to take the opportunity to do the following:

  • Allow local families of Special Needs to tell their stories of their love, trial and tribulations of raising these wonderful children. We will publish these stories, along with photos, timetables, and any advice that these families wish to express for others raising Special Needs.
  • Publish articles from around the world about the love and affection that pours out on social media about families caring for these children.
  • Publish health information and tips about caring for Special Needs that might be helpful to families in those situations.
  • Publish any needs that these families may need, whether it is financial, health support, or physical support. Sometimes only the families in these situations can understand the support that is needed.
  • Provide information about Organizations, like State and National groups, community Outreaches, and Churches that can help families raising Special Needs Children.

Special Needs people are Human beings like you and I. While they cannot participate in a lot of school, social and sports activities, they may be blessed in many other ways. Some have talents that may be overlooked because they cannot express themselves. 

Thank God there are many support groups out there for Special Needs like School Systems, Church Groups, and Private Donation Groups, to name a few.

If you are involved with raising a Special Needs person, or know of someone who is, please click on Contact Us and we will follow up with you. With parents permission, we would like to publish their special needs child's "Story".

Click Here to read about “Camron’s Story”, the first installment in this section.