Inspirational poems for special needs
The Special Child
You werenâ€™t like other children,
And God was well aware,
Youâ€™d need a caring family,
With love enough to share.
And so He sent you to us,
And much to our surprise,
You havenâ€™t been a challenge,
But a blessing in disguise.
Your winning smiles and laughter,
The pleasures you impart,
Far outweigh your special needs,
And melt the coldest heart.
Weâ€™re proud that weâ€™ve been chosen,
To help you learn and grow,
The job that you have brought us,
Is more than you can know.
A precious gift from Heaven,
A treasure from above,
A child whoâ€™s taught us many things,
But most of all- â€śReal Loveâ€ť
Through The Eyes Of A
Special Needs Child
S - Spend time getting to know me
P - Please be patient with me. I may not be able to do the things your child can.
E - Enjoy learning about what I have and what is wrong with me so that you will understand.
C - Care about what my parents tell you about how I communicate.
I - Imagine if your child had problems then realize what my parents feel.
A - Always be kind to people who are disabled. We are just like you, with things that didn't develop right or because of an accident.
L - Listen to me, I may be hard to understand but if you take the time you can understand me. Learning is very hard for me. I may not be at my age level.
N - Never blame my parents they didn't do anything wrong they didn't cause me to be this way.
E - Encourage my parents they need it.
E - Entertain me, so that my parents can have a night off.
D - Distraction is part of my life daily. I'm on the go all the time. I never slow down. I get into everything and time out doesn't work with me. Because I can't sit still. I try, but I can't.
S - Screaming is what I do when I can't handle what is going on around me, and I get upset because I want to tell you what is wrong but I canâ€™t.
C - Communication is very hard for me. I may use sign language, gestures, words, communication boards, and time line boards.
H - Helping me understand input is part of my parent's lives 24-hours a day.
I - Imagine not being able to hug your child, even though your child wants to be hugged. But your child can't handle it. Sometimes hugs hurt and sometimes they don't.
L - Lights sometimes cause me to act up very badly. But once the lights are out, I'm able to calm down, and I am good. The lights were too much input for my brain to understand it all.
D - Disabled means doing something different then someone else, sometimes with aid, sometimes with special equipment, and sometimes with therapy.
by Bea Rosencutter, mother of two very special children