Special Education Toolbox

As the parent of a child with special needs, we know you’re always on the lookout for helpful information and resources. Homeschooling can seem daunting as you wonder if you can best provide what they need. However, homeschooling is an excellent option for your special needs students as they benefit from learning from and with the one who loves them most. There are many wonderful resources out there for homeschooling families with special needs. Here are a few we’ve collected for you.

Homeschooling Special Needs Articles

Frequently Asked Questions about children with special needs. An informative article from Jean Munroe Lanman who has over thirty years of experience with “special needs students”. She holds several teaching credentials and is a Learning Disability Specialist.

Special Needs and Homeschooling – 8 Benefits Don’t be afraid to venture into homeschooling your special needs child. Many people have found that it was the one thing that made all the difference. Check out these 8 benefits of homeschooling a special needs student.

Legal Advocacy for Families with Special Needs Children The Counsel of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) assists parents in advocating for their special needs child if their involvement is needed.

Homeschooling Children with Special Needs This guest post addresses many of the concerns regarding how special needs children are treated and how to begin homeschooling.

Managing Learning Disabilities as a Teen and Young Adult This article is filled with helpful information for parents and students alike as they begin to advocate for themselves.

Articles About Homeschooling Dyslexia

Visit Our Homeschooling Special Needs Section: This is your one-stop shop to get started. Looking for resources? Information? The answers to all the questions? Start here!

Teaching a Child with Dyslexia: Teaching children to read can be quite an undertaking under the best of circumstances. If your child has been diagnosed with dyslexia, letters and numbers can appear an insurmountable task. Don’t lose heart. You can do it!

The Flip-Side Strengths of DyslexiaWhile some extra difficulties must be overcome with dyslexia, there are positives as well! Help your child focus on their strengths instead of weaknesses.

5 Facts About Dyslexia Parents Need to Know: If a dyslexia diagnosis is new in your household, here are some important things to know and cling to on difficult days.

Signs of Dyslexia Concerned that there may be an underlying cause for why your child isn’t reading? Here are some common signs to watch for.

Free Font for Dyslexics Download this free font that was developed to help dyslexics with online reading and writing.

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Down Syndrome Homeschooling This is a perfect resource list for parents looking for curriculum and other tools to homeschool the Down Syndrome child.

Homeschooling and the Speech-Language Disorder  This is a great resource for understanding the implications and learning how to implement productive ways to overcome them.

Homeschooling on The Autism Spectrum

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Comprehensive Homeschool IEP Guide This is an amazing resource for helping the homeschool parent create their own homeschool IEP.

Homeschooling and Autism If you’re looking to homeschool your child on the autism spectrum, here is a great place to begin!

Questions About Autism What is Autism? How can I homeschool? What are common misconceptions? Learn the answers to these questions and more.


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