I just wanted to comment in this thread because I am currently in my senior year of college, majoring in both Special Education and Elementary Education. Over the last four years I have received tons of training on many different disabilities, including almost all of the ones that were named above. I am currently pre student-teaching in a public high school to receive more hands on experiences through their Special Education department. I really enjoy talking to other people, especially parents/guardians, that have had/are having experiences with children with special needs, because I think learning from you all can only help me become the best teacher I can be for my future students.
On another note... it really saddens me when I hear that some people cannot get the services in school for their children that they deserve. If you have a school aged child and are having problems seeking the services you want, please keep fighting for them. Just make sure you are making reasonable requests and also try your best to stay informed about what your school district must legally do for you and your child. Without seeking the information on your own, there may be a lot of things you aren't aware of.
Some school districts truly try to cheat the system, and it's so sad.
I'm not exactly sure how it works out of the states in places like Ireland or Australia, or where others of you are from, but as a soon to be teacher, I truly commend all of you for being such great parents/guardians/siblings, etc. for your children. They really deserve all that we can give to them!