It is really tough to be a parent of a child with special needs as you have to be on your toes all the time. In India, in a population of 1.2 billion, there are 27 million people with special needs. It implies about 2.2% of population has special needs.
The term special needs’ creates some confusion where particular requirements results in slow growth, learning disabilities, physical disability or difficulties in behaviour and emotions. These can overlap depending on the child’s condition.
Source : https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/featurephilia/story/20-things-every-parent-of-differently-abled-kids-with-special-needs-should-know-1580050-2019-08-12