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 in California.

Homeschoolers are classified as private schools and are entitled to the federal funds specifically earmarked for private school students. This funding is minimal and how those funds are spent is entirely at the discretion of the school district.

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.