Parenting a child with special needs can be a mix of emotions and it is OK to have these feelings. You are not alone.

It can be the most rewarding and challenging experience but a child with special abilities will positively influence you to be a special kind of person.

I’m here to tell you that you’ve got this! Continue to lead and inspire those around you every day because you are exceptional.

We all are human and NOT perfect, that’s life, it’s about growth and our attitude when life situations and experiences are thrown at us.

The best food for our soul is pouring the positive thoughts in. It truly makes a difference.

With that said, here are the BEST 70 most powerful, inspirational, and uplifting special needs parents quotes for you to enjoy. 🙂


“You’ll never be bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do!” – Dr. Seuss

“”I’m not a superhero because I parent a child with special needs … I’m the sidekick to my superhero.” – A. Krause special-needs-parents-quotesStudio

“My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.” – Maya Angelou

“Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don’t fit into boxes.” – Tori Amos

“Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.” – George Santayana

“If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world.” – Elaine & Dalton

“Your child will teach you more than you will ever teach them.” – Melissa Noel Brown Oliveras

“You’ve made this day a special day, by just your being you. There’s no person in the whole world like you, and I like you, just the way you are.” – Mr. Rogers

Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or in the same way.” – George Evans

“What makes you different is what makes you beautiful.” – Happy Soul Project


“Whoever first coined the phrase ‘You’re the wind beneath my wings’ most assuredly was reflecting on the sublime influence of a very special teacher.” – Frank Trujillo

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain wait to succeed is always to try just one more time.” special-needs-parents-quotesThomas A. Edison

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

“”Sometimes even the greatest joy brings challenge, and children with special needs inspire a very, very special love.” – Sarah Palin

“A child is like a butterfly in the wind. Some can fly higher than others, but each one flies the best it can. Why compare one against the other? Each one is different. Each one is special. Each one is beautiful.” – Anonymous

“I wouldn’t change you for the world, but I would change the world for you.” – Anonymous

“My attitude is based on how you treat me.” – Anonymous

“”We have no special needs children – just children with special needs.” – Uwe Maurer

“There is only one question: how to love this world.” – Mary Oliver “Spring”

“Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.” – Robert John Meehan


“Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.” – Anonymous

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” – Buddha

“Sometimes real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles.” – Anonymous

“Bless those who see light through a different window and those who understand their view.” – Anonymous

“If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.” – Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas

“Today you are You that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is Youer than you.” – Dr. Seuss

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” – Lady Bird Johson

“Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes

“In French, you don’t say “I miss you.” You say “Tu me manques,” which means “You are missing from me.” I love that. – Anonymous

“I did not give you the gift of life, life gave me the gift of you.” – Upjourney

Disability IS Ability

“There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more.” – Robert M. Hensel

“My ability is stronger than my disability.” – Theresa Sheridanspecial-needs-parents-quotes

“I wish for a world that views disability, mental or physical, not as a hindrance but as unique attributes that can be seen as powerful assets if given the right opportunities.” – Oliver Sacks

“When you have a disability, knowing you are not defined by it is the sweetest feeling.” – Anne Strike

“The world worries about disability more than disabled people do.” – Warwick Davis

“I choose not to place “Dis” in my ability.” – Robert M. Hensel

“Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone.” – Martina Navratilova

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” – Scott Hamilton

“The wheelchair should not be a symbol of disability. A wheelchair is a vehicle to liberation and freedom; a chariot for independence.” – Rick Hansen

“I am differently able.” – Anonymous


“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” – Stephen Hawking

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they determine merely where you start.” – Nido Qubein

“Your greatest contribution to the universe may not be something you do, but someone you teach.” – Anonymous

“There is only one way to look at things until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes.” – Pablo Picasso

“Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.” – Martina Navratilova

“Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.” – Upjourney

“My attitude is based on how you treat me.” – Anonymous

“Believe in yourself as a parent, you are your child’s best therapist and advocate.” – Anonymous

“A lot of disabilities are invisible. Your reaction to them isn’t.” – A Life With A Side Of The Unexpected



“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“When you focus on problems, you will have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you will have more opportunities.” – Anonymous

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

“Don’t let the mind limit what an able heart can do.” – Robert M. Hensel

“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.” – Maria Montesorrispecial needs parents quotes

“One word of encouragement can be enough to spark someone’s motivation to continue with a difficult challenge.” – Roy T. Bennett

“The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.” –

“Surround yourself with those who believe in you. Your life is too important for anything less.” – Steve Goodier

“When something or someone is no longer bringing you up, but pulling you down – it’s time to let go. When something or someone is no longer adding to your life, but subtracting from it – it’s time to let go.” – Mandy Hale

“Those who know do, those that understand, teach.” – Aristotle

Positive Parenting

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them.” –

“Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” – W.E.B. Dubois

“The sign of great parenting is not the child’s behavior. The sign of truly great parenting is the parent’s behavior.” – Andy Smithson

“Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” – Matthew Jacobsen

“Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to make it dry.” – Alvin Price

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll

“Were all imperfect parents and that’s perfectly ok. Tiny humans need connection not perfection.” – LR Knost

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull

“There are two things we should give our children; one is roots and the other is wings.” – Hodding Carter

“Kids spell love T-I-M-E.” – John Crudele


Final Thoughts

We all need encouragement at times which is healthy for your mind, body, and soul.

I hope at least one of these quotes inspired you today to help you with your life’s journey.

If there are other special needs parents quotes you want to share, questions you may have, or anything you’d like to add that I did not cover in this post, please feel free to comment below.

If these quotes brightened your day, please share the love to another parent. 🙂

I really do strive to make the content I create as helpful as possible for you…as a fellow parent looking out for their most precious gift.

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