Encouragement for Families with Special Needs

Homeschooling a child with special needs takes a great deal of patience and determination, but most of all – love. Parents of children with special needs typically are needed constantly, and even in the best situations that can be draining. Our Homeschool.com team includes several parents who share this journey. We know how important it is for parents to connect with others and fill their cups each day before they can pour themselves into homeschooling their differently-abled child.

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Special Needs Families

FAQ About Children with Special Needs

Homeschooling Special Needs – Though it’s a challenge, there are great resources to make the adventure of homeschooling a special needs child delightful!

Encouragement for Down Syndrome – A Poem for Joshua by Kelly Stone

Homeschooling Children with Down Syndrome

Children with Autism – Encouragement from a mom to focus on the strengths that your child exhibits instead of making weaknesses the primary concern.

The Story of Temple Grandin – Homeschool tips and success!

3 Questions for Autism Tomorrow – Autism Today is an advocate for families with autistic children, with resources and information you’ll find great help at their site.

Help with Homeschooling if you or your child is ADD or ADHD – Find solid resources and answers for success in homeschooling with ADD/ADHD.

Life With a Child with ADHD – Read this mom’s story of how homeschool helped her son to thrive.

5 Facts Parents Need to Know About Dyslexia – Learn more about dyslexia and take advantage of some great resources.

Understanding Dyslexia – This is a printable booklet that helps you understand the ins and outs of dyslexia.

Our Homeschool Journey with Dyslexia – Listen as one mom explains her frustration with teaching phonics to her dyslexic son. Find out how she made it with her homeschool journey.

Teaching a Child with Dyslexia to Read – Read to learn tips on teaching reading to a child with dyslexia.

The Hidden Flip-side Strengths of Dyslexia – It is easy to focus on dyslexia’s weaknesses, but help your child identify and focus on their strengths!

Dyslexia Homeschool Support – This FB group is a great place to connect with others in the dyslexic community.

A Different Drum – One Homeschool Mom’s thoughts on homeschooling special needs.

Help for Special Needs during the Holidays! – Get advice from a real mother of a special needs child.