There are actually medical conditions that cause a child to have a special need.
What do I mean when I use the term special need? An individual is said to have a special need if they need help in one or more of the following areas:
- Decision Making.
Most common conditions that fall into this category are Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy, Emotional Disturbances just to name a few.
Having any of the above conditions does not mean that your child is dumb, stupid or possessing an evil spirit. It simply means that God, Allah, or whatever you believe in created them with different abilities-superpowers if you ask me. Perhaps, if he had given him/her speech, they would be too perfect for the world to contain them.
You have not given them the attention they deserve, or you would have noticed that although they flap their arms, they are really good at drawing, or although they are unable to walk, they have a fantastic voice that could win them a few awards if trained well.
If your daughter could talk, she would tell you how beautiful you are and how she hates for you to worry about her. “Mum, I’m fine,” She says in her head “I promise you that I’m not hurting myself”
If your son could talk, he would tell you that your Ghana Jollof is not always on point and that he would prefer it with more pepper and less salt.
If your daughter could walk, she would walk with so much swag and shake ALL that you gave her, that you would inherit grandchildren at an early age.
If your son could see, that would only limit his ability to show the world that you do not need sight to create beautifully detailed artwork.
There is a reason for everything under the sun. It is okay to want to provide support for your child to be the best version of themselves. However, avoid people who promise that they can fix them. Broken things need fixing, not children.
Your child is not a punishment-they are not weird or strange beings. They are beautifully and wonderfully created for a purpose. It is ok to be different, unique and spec