Homeschooling children with unique needs can be challenging! It will require much sacrifice, diligence and patience. However, a loving home environment is often the most effective way to teach these special children with success. Below are some resources to help and encourage you on your journey.
Homeschooling children with unique needs can be challenging! It will require much sacrifice, diligence and patience. However, a loving home environment is often the most effective way to teach these special children with success. Below are some resources to help and encourage you on your journey. Please join us in our Facebook group to share your struggles and triumphs, too!
Public School Access to Services
Homeschoolers are eligible to receive special education services at their resident school unit’s public school. The public school has an obligation to provide such services only in the event that the student elects to participate in classes at the school, and only to the extent that those services are necessary, due to the student’s disability, to enable the student to participate in those classes. On the Special Education Laws & Regulations page, click "State Regulation: Chapter 101" to download the document. See Section IV.4.H.
Because your child's progress and learning may be less typical, legal protection is strongly recommended. For peace of mind and excellent support, join HSLDA.
Documentation is especially important for special learners. Developing an IEP to set forth goals, chart progress and demonstrate how special needs are being met can be very beneficial.
Pre-assembled portfolios for the special needs student - Whether your child has trouble reading, writing or completing workbook pages, or has difficulty in other areas, this portfolio was created with him/her in mind. By including more journal logs, photographs and dictation pages, as well as modified subject cover pages, and special needs introductory pages, you can demonstrate what your child has covered and the progress made.
New! Group portfolio reviews for special learners to satisfy your annual assessment requirement - These group reviews will be smaller and more personalized to address the challenges you face as you homeschool your unique learner. Watch for dates and locations.
Resources for Homeschooling Gifted Children
The all-things-gifted site, full of resources, articles, books and links to help and support parents, teachers, and gifted children alike. Pick your path, and re them all!
Resources for Homeschooling Children with Special Needs
Hundreds of informational and encouraging articles on a wide variety of topics.
Resources that help determine if your child is a struggling learner, what help is available to you, and the legal considerations of homeschooling children with special needs.
A great resource for parents of struggling learners wherever you are!
The blog of noted author and speaker Carol Barnier. She has great books, tips, and encouragement for all!
Encouraging homeschooling families with special needs children, in ways to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and equip parents to confidently homeschool their children with special needs or disabilities.
Inside this website you will find free articles and videos that will inform you as to what could be the real problem that your child might be facing. My Daily Lesson Plans for Struggling Learners are also available here for free.
SPED A national nonprofit providing support, resources and encouragement to the special education homeschool community
This website has resources for reading and language development for ages birth through three years. These resources may also be appropriate for older non-verbal children.
This website is full of resources based on one mom's experience homeschooling a daughter with autism. There are many links and tons of information available here.
Blogs, articles and product reviews.
A website with great resources for those with Dyslexia.
Woodfords is a private agency that provide an array of clinical, behavioral health and educational programs to children, youth and adults living with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities and/or mental health diagnoses throughout Maine.