There’s a term in the politically correct community that is incorrect. That term is, “special needs”. I will address this from a Biblical worldview.
First of all, I won’t pretend that I don’t have special needs that others don’t. Just the same, others have special needs that I don’t. However, to use the term, “special needs” as a label to represent people with disabilities is a misrepresentation of who we are.
Speaking for myself; I don’t have any desire to be anymore special than the person next to me whether they have a disability or not. The only reason I am special is because I was created by the same God as everyone else. In God’s eyes, that makes us all special to Him. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14 ESV
Secondly, we were all created with the same purpose;
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 ESV
The second word in the term, is “needs”. While my needs may differ than many, they are no different to me than your needs are to you. I was born with the same needs as I have today. The fact is, we all have needs. As a person with Spina Bifida, my needs can be vastly different than a person who was disabled due to an injury. But that doesn’t make them any more special than mine.
As a Christian, there is one Special Need that out does any other the world can offer. That need is to be saved by the savior of the world; Jesus Christ.
The Apostle Paul said it best: “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19
“…in Christ Jesus”.
Who really has special needs? We all need Jesus. Can’t get any more special than that.