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.

Homeschools are classified as “nonpublic schools” according to Delaware Code Annotated Title 14 Section 2703A. Since only public and private schools are eligible to receive IDEA funds for special education services, public schools are not obligated to provide services for Delaware homeschool students with special education needs.

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.