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Beginner’s Guide: Using Assistive Technology in My Homeschool

What is assistive technology (AT)? Could AT help my child learn more easily? How do I know when to use AT? How do I know if it’s the right choice? How do I pay for it? And where can I find it? Read on for answers . . .
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Is My Child Struggling with a Mild Difficulty or a Learning Disability?

If you have a struggling learner, homeschooling gives you tremendous freedom to adjust their learning experience—but how do you determine their level of need? Read on . . .
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What Are Accommodations? Could They Help My Child Learn?

Matching the appropriate accommodation to your child’s learning need is often the key to their educational success!
Podcast

ADHD: Creating an Environment to Render Amazing Possibilities

Are you wondering how you can customize your child’s learning environment to enable them to thrive? This episode focuses on strategies that will help you to support your children at home.
Podcast

Practical Tips for Helping Your Child with Autism

How do you deal with school closings when your child has autism and communication challenges?
Article

Exploring Attention & Focus (Executive Function) Struggles: Checklist & Resource

If your child exhibits multiple symptoms in this checklist, your child may have an attention or focus struggle. Check out these resources that can make managing attention easier for your child while homeschooling!
Blog

How a Teen with Asperger’s Became an Entrepreneur

He used to avoid talking with people. Now he’s a spokesperson for how homeschooling can help other struggling students.
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Exploring Hearing and Auditory Processing Struggles: Checklist and Resources

Is learning a struggle? Does your child have any of the symptoms in this hearing / auditory processing checklist? Check out our collection of resources to help you equip your child to succeed at and enjoy learning while homeschooling.
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Exploring Visual/Motor Processing (Writing) Struggles: Checklist and Resources

Is learning a struggle for your child? Do they have any of the symptoms in this free visual/motor processing (writing) checklist? If so, here are some resources to help you navigate this challenge while homeschooling . . .
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Exploring Visual Processing Struggles: Checklist and Resources

If your child exhibits any of the visual processing symptoms in our checklist, check out these empowering educational resources.
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Exploring Sensory Integration Struggles: Checklists and Resources

Does your child struggle unusually with textures, sounds, or other sensory experiences? View our checklist and collection of resources for creative ways to help your child succeed at (and enjoy) learning while homeschooling.
Podcast

How to Customize Your Child’s Curriculum

Learn how to customize your child’s curriculum to fit his or her unique needs with Peggy Ployhar, homeschool veteran and special needs expert.
Resource

Vermont Evidence Concerning Lack of Disability Form

For Vermont residents, this form is to be filled out by an independent professional as evidence that a child is or is not disabled.
Resource

Sample IEP Withdrawal Letter

HSLDA members can use this sample letter as a template when withdrawing their student with special needs from his or her IEP.
Blog

Homeschooler with Autism earns Employee of the Month

Who doesn’t love a happy ending?
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Primary Reason Behind Homeschooling is Lack of Safety in the Public Schools

Professor Elizabeth Bartholet claims homeschooling should be restricted because students are safer in public school. But parents say safety concerns in public schools are precisely why they choose homeschooling.
News

Earthquake Shakes Up Educational Status Quo in Puerto Rico

First an earthquake, then COVID-19 caused Puerto Rico’s schools to shut down and prompted parents to try homeschooling. What started as a last resort is becoming their first choice.
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CPS: “Good Work, Parents!”

A CPS investigator checking up on an HSLDA member family could see that the children were thriving—and complimented the parents for doing a good job.
Podcast

What You Need to Know about End-of-Year Testing

What do you need to know about end-of-year testing? Hear the answer from HSLDA Special Needs Consultant Krisa Winn.
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Getting Started: Homeschooling Mid-Year

Hear HSLDA Attorney Peter Kamakawiwoole, Special Needs Consultant Kristy Horner, as they discuss homeschooling and ways to get started mid-year.
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