Caregivers Initiative

Special Need?

Special needs is a term used to describe individuals that may need help with communication, movement, and other functions.

First of all, what exactly is meant by the term special needs? Special needs is defined as an individual with a mental, emotional, or physical disability. An individual with special needs may need help with:

Other types of special needs include:



Cerebral palsy

Down syndrome

Emotional disturbance


Reading and learning disabilities

Intellectual disabilities

Pervasive developmental disorder

Visual impairment

Hearing disability