Essential oils as well as a healthy diet and exercise can help everyone and especially individuals with special needs. I know from experience that it is sometimes very difficult to get your child or adult with special needs to eat the healthy way, and to get them motivated to exercise, but what about using Essential Oils? Sarah our daughter who was diagnosed with Autism, had a very difficult time with textures and tastes at first, and exercising became difficult for her to do. At first she had a real problem with taking baths until she learned that baths helped her smell and feel good from the oils I put in her bath. I learned certain smells excited her, and certain smells calmed her. She came to love baths and now she is very hygienic and loves to smell good. Based on my experience over time, I believe that Essential Oils have been a positive experience for my daughter.