16 Quotes Every Special Needs Parent Should Read And Share!

Words have the power to change us. To make us feel strong and give us strength when we need it most. These quotes will not only make you feel powerful, they will give you a lot of insight and perspective to smile through not just today but everyday!

1. “Until you have a kid with special needs you have no idea of the depth of your strength, tenacity and resourcefulness.”

2. “Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have.  It’s about understanding that he is exactly the person he is supposed to be and that, if you’re lucky, he just might be the teacher who turns you into the person you are supposed to be. – Joan Ryan”

3. “We have no special needs children. Just children…with special needs.” – Uwe Maurer

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4. “One of the great things that any community can do is not teach tolerance, but live tolerance, not talk respect, but live inclusivity.” – Michael Pritchard

5. “Parents of children with special needs create their own world of happiness and believe in things that others cannot yet see.”


6. “Most people see what is, and never see what can be”- Albert Einstein

7. “ Our minds are as different as our faces; we are all travelling to one destination- happiness; but few are going by the same road.”

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8. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller


9. “As special needs parents we don’t have the power to make life “fair,” but we do have the power to make life joyful.”

10. “Sometimes I just stop and thank God, for having different plans for me than I had for myself. I have been blessed with a miracle.”

11. “Once you learn to appreciate small victories, there is no need for a finish line.”

12. “The sources of hope are the the sources of life itself. That’s why hope persists, even when experience reason, and knowledge all say there is no reason to hope. Hope does not calculate odds…it is prepared for either sunny or stormy weather. To choose hope is to choose life. To choose hope is to choose love.- Chicko N. Okazaki

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13. “The disability is not the problem. The accessibility is the problem”- Mohamed Jemni

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14. “Sometimes the difficult things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best thinks that will ever happen to us.”

15. “Storms make oaks take roots”- proverb

16. “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the movement and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” –Gilda Radner

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  1. Thx deepa for sharing such motivational thoughts. It will be a good way to start your day with Reading such quotes.