WHAT ARE "SPECIAL NEEDS"?
"Special needs" can range from specific intellectual and developmental disabilities to general behavioral challenges. In other words, it can mean different things to different audiences: clinical vs. legal, education or workplace, communities at all levels of government as well as across all 50 states. At CENTS, we recognize that special needs comprises of various disabilities and and conditions depending on one's viewpoints and experiences. Our core belief is that there is nothing wrong with different. Our hope is to serve as a resource for families, caregivers and loved ones of special needs individuals without semantics of definition or diagnosis. Our goal is to be here to help you - not to judge you.