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 operate as a nonaccredited, nonpublic school, therefore they have the same opportunity for special services as other nonpublic school students. For more information check out the general information section from the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana State Board of Education Special Education Rules (see Rule 34).

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.