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 in Oregon.

Homeschoolers have access to interscholastic activities, but not special services. The law allows special exemption from testing for special needs children. Homeschool students may have access to special education services from their local school district if the IEP team determines that an IEP can be developed in conjunction with the homeschool program. See the Oregon Department of Education FAQs on Home Schooling for Students with Disabilities.

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.