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.
According to Section 115C-563 of North Carolina General statutes, homeschools are classified as "non public schools." Individual school districts may offer services at their discretion. Contact your district for details. There is, however, no state law that explicitly grants homeschool students a right to state-funded special education services.
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.
Please note: The information on this page has been reviewed by an attorney, but it should not be taken as legal advice specific to your individual situation.