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.

The right of parents to homeschool a “child with a disability” (see NHRS 186-C:2.I) and a “developmentally delayed child” (see NHRS 186-C:2.I-a) is acknowledged in N.H. Code Admin. R. Ed 315.03(a). Home-educated pupils shall have access to curricular courses and cocurricular programs offered by the school district in which the pupil resides. The local school board may adopt a policy regulating participation by home-educated pupils provided that the policy is not more restrictive for home educated pupils than it is for other pupils. N.H. Rev. Stat. 193:1-C.

However, there is no statewide policy which allows homeschool students to obtain special education funding.

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.