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 Washington.

Homeschooled students who are also part-time students in the public school are eligible for "ancillary services." RCW 28A.150.350 Ancillary services include “testing, remedial instruction, speech and hearing therapy.” See Washington Administrative Code 392-134-005. More information can also be found in the Questions and Answers Relating to Part-Time Students section of the Superintendent of Public Instruction “Pink Book.”

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.