Definitions for "Special Needs"
Normally used to describe any child that would require any special services.
The Special or unique, out-of-the-ordinary concerns created by a person's medical, physical, mental, or developmental condition or disability. Additional services are usually needed to help a person in one or more of the following areas, among others, thinking, communication, movement, getting along with others, and taking care of self.
Needs which the majority of people do not have and which need to be addressed if a person is to experience quality of life.