salma hayekWhen I say that having a child with special needs is painful, people look at me like I'm crazy. But it does hurt, it really does. I'm not talking about physical pain, which also is there, but I'm talking about heartache. That anguish colors every thought about our baby's future. However, we must remember that NOBODY knows what tomorrow brings and there are many famous people, including celebrities, that have become the best at what they do, even with when they were considered special needs as children.

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When thoughts about what will happen to your child wont let you sleep, focus on these celebs and many others who have not only proven that the sky is the limit once you find your super power, but that have used their disabilities to propel themselves towards the stars.

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Daniel Radcliffe

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This british star, famous for his portrayal of Harry Potter, suffers from dispraxia disorder that affects motor skill development. People with dyspraxia have trouble planning and completing fine motor tasks. This can vary from simple motor tasks such as waving goodbye to more complex tasks like brushing teeth.


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Salma Hayek

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The Mexican-born actress faced difficulties with her dyslexia when she moved to the U.S. to launch her career and had to learn English.


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Bella Thorne

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"When I was diagnosed with dyslexia, I was told to read everything from street signs to cereal boxes and that my mom shouldn't read the menu for me. I should read it to her! It has helped a great deal. I am reading well but it is something I work on every day," the actress said in a documentary on the Disney Channel.

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José Feliciano

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He was left permanently blind at birth as a result of congenital glaucoma, but managed to be a big pop star.


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James Rodríguez

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James is the soccer star of the moment--he just signed a multimillion dollar contract with the Real Madrid, but this Colombian athlete suffered from a heavy stutter as a child. In fact, he needed to see a speech therapist to help him to get over the problem. However, you can still detect a certain shyness when he speaks to the press.


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Tim Howard

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Experts say that his superhuman effort to make 16 saves in the U.S. epic World Cup game against Belgium was probably due to his tourette's. They say the condition can give sufferers more cognitive self-control and his is a lifetime of trying to control tics and also leads to improved timings.


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Cristian Castro

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"People get confused with autism, because some people, like myself, have a very introverted personality, with a very rich internal world," said singer Cristian Castro, who he revealed that as a child, doctors told his mom he was on the spectrum.