Top Inspiring Viral Videos About Kids With Special Needs

Snuggle up to your computer screen (and have a box of tissues handy) for these incredibly inspiring videos about kids with special needs.


A baby, born deaf, gets a cochlear implant and hears his mom’s voice for the first time 


A mom and her little girl with Down syndrome, Maddox Lucille,  raise awareness about what DS is— and what it isn’t


A fifth-grader with cerebral palsy in Ohio runs a 500-meter (with a little help from his friends)


A teen girl with a brother who has Down syndrome speaks out against the word “retarded.


Six-year-old Ethan, who has autism and serious talent, plays Piano Man. After seeing it Billy Joel said, “I think I like his intro better than mine. And this kid plays with a lot more energy than me. Maybe he could teach me a few things.”


“For my brother, on Down Syndrome Day” by Ace


A boy with cerebral palsy, Michael, walks to his U.S. Marine father—home from Afghanistan—for the first time.


One mom’s video about her blind baby boy, Christian, and his rare cleft-palate condition


And I just couldn’t leave out the video I made about my son and the word “retard.”


Screen grab from YouTube video

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  1. by Molly

    On June 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    LOOOOVE Ace and Archie! They are too precious.