What are Special Needs?

The term special needs basically covers the full range of medical, disability, therapy and education needs. It includes:

  • chronic illness or medical conditions like asthma, diabetes or arthritis
  • intellectual disability
  • physical disability
  • sensory disability
  • Mental Illness
  • speech and language disorders
  • epilepsy
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • developmental delay
  • Anxiety
  • gifted and talented
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • learning disability/difficulty
  • and many other special needs