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 the Tennessee Department of Education, “Students who are home schooled are entitled to the same services as children who are placed in private schools by their parents. This is provided via a “services plan” and is generally some type of related service, such as speech therapy, as determined by the school district where the student is registered to home school. The parent should contact the local school district for complete information.” (See original language here.)
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.