RESOURCES FOR MEETING SPECIAL NEEDS

Homeschooling a child with special needs may seem daunting. We might be lead to believe that psychologists, school administrators, and others have all the answers. it is possible to homeschool a child with special challenges. Here we offer advice from parents who have found their own solutions to special education challenges. You will also find information about the legal aspects of homeschooling children with special needs as well as listings of helpful books, periodicals, and other resources.

Disability Rights Legal Center
if you feel that your child is being deprived of services to which your child is entitled, you can contact a disability rights attorney.  This is one group that provides this service at low/no cost.

 

CA-HEAL: California Home Education for Alternative Learner
Email list of California families who are (or are interested in) homeschooling their special needs children.

 

Recycled Computers
Refurbished computers for disabled people.
 

Sensory Integration Network
Resources and information about sensory integration.
 

Davis Dyslexia Correction
Tools to overcome problems with reading, writing and attention focus.

 

Multisensory Brain Training Program
Offering New Perspectives on Dyslexia.

 

A to Z of Brain, Mind, and Learning
Online magazine on brain and mind, education, learning, learning disabilities, and more.
 

Lindamood-Bell
Auditory DiscriminationIn-depth program (and other programs) on CD-ROM and in workshops.

 

Recorded Book

Thousands of unabridged titles by favorite authors, narrated by critically acclaimed actors.
 

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic

Nonprofit, for those with documented visual impairment, learning disability or other physical disability which makes reading standard print difficult or impossible.

 

Handwriting Without Tears
Program developed by an occupational therapist and handwriting specialist.
 

Developmental Services, funded by the State of California
Twenty-one Regional Centers serving mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism.  For referrals to your area (for any age child).
 

Different Roads to Learning
A catalog of materials and books for children with special needs.
 

Laureate Special Needs Software
Offers a variety of programs for language acquisition.

 

NATHHAN: National Challenged Homeschoolers Association (Christian)
 

NorCal Center on Deafness, Inc
Offers workshops, social events, and a summer camp for the deaf and hard of hearing.
 

Shriners
Free medical services for orthopedically challenged and burn victims.
 

Special Needs
Articles in the site of the National Home Education Network.

 

Homeschooling Special Needs
An A-Z Home's Cool page of articles.
 

BayShore Educational: Homeschooling Special Needs Resources 
 

FAQs On Homeschooling Special Needs
Sharon Hensley, an educational consultant.
 

All Kinds of Minds
The website of Dr. Mel Levine, author of The Myth of Laziness, offers help for students that struggle with learning.
 

Open Dyslexic
Free and open source dyslexia typeface