Since the early 1900’s, home schooling children in the United States has continue to grow in leaps and bounds. Many parents have decided to educate their children at home for many reasons including protecting their children from bullies, concerned with the academic instruction, the ability to give their special needs child one on one attention and having control over their child’s education.
Currently, 5% of children being home schooled have special needs. The are a number of resources available to provide parents with support:
Homeschooling a Struggling Learner– provides regulations for each state. The rules vary for each state. A few States require that local officials are notified on the intend of home schooling your child, while other may require assessment test.
The following sites provide law information:
Home School Notification Quick Facts
Instruction Time and Subject Requirements
Parent Qualifications Quick Facts
The following are articles on home school and special needs
Special needs child thrives by homeschooling
HSLDA– Non-profit advocacy organization established to defend the right of parents.