Please Stop Sharing That Erma Bombeck Essay About Special Needs Moms

Mothers of special needs children are not “saints.” They are human beings like you and me.

If you are a mother of a special needs child, you have probably seen that Erma Bombeck essay. It always pops up on Facebook groups and online support sites for parents with ASD children or children with developmental difficulties. It’s a short essay so I will reproduce it in its entirety here.

“The Special Mother” by Erma Bombeck