Special Needs Resources for Homeschoolers Sometimes homeschool families have special needs children. In fact homeschooling is well suited to these children. Here are links that will help the homeschool family with a special needs child.
Charlotte Mason on Special Needs Charlotte Mason is a philosophy that includes many areas. It is expressed in the atmosphere of our homes, in the discipline or training of our children, and in the way we choose to live our lives. All of these are (relatively) easier when things are going well. However, Life is not like that. Things rarely go well in all areas at once. While we cannot address all possible areas in one study, let us attempt one. It is time to take up the question of the child who is not normal, the child with problems - learning disabilities, handicaps
Homeschool Autism List A collection of parents who are homeschooling their autism spectrum children full or part time.
Internet Special Education Resources ISER is a nationwide directory of professionals who serve the learning disabilities and special education communities. We help parents and caregivers find local special education professionals to help with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder assessment, therapy, advocacy, and other special needs.
NATional cHallenged Homeschoolers Associated Network NATHHAN began with a telephone call from one mother of a child with Down syndrome to another mother homeschooling her son with Down syndrome in the early spring of 1990. Acting on the Lord's prompting to begin a network of parents helping one another, Diane Macbeth in PA wrote Kathy Salars in Texas on March 17th, 1990, thus announcing the birth of NATHHAN. It's original name was NATional Handicapped Homeschoolers Associated Network and was changed to NATional cHallenged Homeschoolers Associated Network in 1992. This name change was made because many families wanted and needed NATHHAN's support, but didn't really feel they fell into the category of "Handicapped." NATHHAN has a support network of over 12,000. Some of these are homeschool professionals willing to help, some are companies having an interest in serving challenged homeschoolers but most are families, just like yourself, homeschooling special needs children.
Potentials Learning Systems We specialize in getting results where others fail for students with special learning challenges. At Potentials our view is that there are no learning disabilities, only learning differences.
Ron Davis Dyslexia Site Dyslexic people are visual, multi-dimensional thinkers. We are intuitive and highly creative, and excel at hands-on learning. Because we think in pictures, it is sometimes hard for us to understand letters, numbers, symbols, and written words. We can learn to read, write and study efficiently when we use methods geared to our unique learning style
VAST Network Varied Abilities School and Training Network is a not-for-profit organization designed to provide consulting services, resources, information, training, support and therapeutic services to families of children with special needs in home school.
Weirdkids.com This email list is a collection of families who are homeschooling their autistic spectrum children full-time or part-time. Our conversations encompass both education and autism: developing programs that meet individual needs and learning styles, teaching methods, curriculums, resources (books, websites, organizations, etc), autism therapies, homeschool laws, IDEA laws as applied to homeschoolers, homeschool support groups, addressing lack of support from family and professionals, environmental issues, diet, nutrition, etc.