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.

There is also no general state law which requires school districts to provide special education services to homeschooled students. However, in school districts where private schools send their students to a public school to receive special education services, homeschoolers may be legally entitled to receive the same services. Forstrom v. Fair Lawn Public Schools, 775 A. 2d 65, (21 May 2001).

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.