If you are homeschooling a child with special needs, you need to follow your state’s homeschool regulations. There are no additional requirements for homeschooling children with special needs.

Most parents in Alabama teach their children at home under the auspices of a church school, pursuant to Section 16-28-1(2) et seq of the Alabama Code. Church schools are not considered private schools. Since only public and private schools are eligible to receive IDEA funds for special education services, the government is not obligated to provide special education services for students enrolled in a church school program.

Note: As you decide what kind of special needs services and therapy best meet your child’s needs, we want you to know that HSLDA Compassion Curriculum Grants are available to help with diagnostic services, therapy, curriculum, or other educational materials.