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There are! In some states where homeschools qualify as “private schools,” you may qualify for services through the public schools. You can learn more about your state’s special needs provisions here.

Alternatively, if your child is currently receiving public education services, you may wish to begin transitioning to private sources for your child’s educational needs. There are many ways to obtain a private service provider. You can learn more about locating one here.

If you would like to learn more about homeschooling a child with special needs, we invite you to check out our Special Needs page. We’ve got lots of resources and support for your homeschooling journey, from start to finish!

Concerned about being able to afford services? You might be interested in applying for one of HSLDA’s Compassion Curriculum Grants.

It depends. HSLDA’s emphasis is maintaining and advancing the freedom of homeschoolers from public school oversight. Accordingly, HSLDA generally does not use our resources to force public school districts to allow homeschool access.

Some states, however, have adopted statutes granting homeschoolers a right to access public school resources. In those circumstances, HSLDA will assist its members in obtaining access to those services to the extent allowed by law.

It depends. Special education refers to instruction or assistance in traditional academic areas such as math and language arts. Related services, on the other hand, are aids to a child—like speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. These services indirectly improve a child’s ability to learn but are separate from traditional academic curricula. Under federal regulations, homeschooled students are entitled to seek related services in states where homeschools are considered to be private schools.

Because HSLDA’s emphasis is on guarding the freedom of homeschoolers from public school oversight, we generally do not help homeschooled students obtain access to special education in public schools. HSLDA may, however, assist member families seeking related services if they live in a state where homeschools are considered private schools. You can learn about your state’s provisions here.

Parents can homeschool their adopted children.

If you are a foster parent, the option of homeschooling may be determined by your caseworker or a juvenile court judge.


Endangered welfare—or thriving child?

The school district failed to help Luke for six years, but now he’s flourishing after his mom chose to homeschool.

District’s Mass Records Demand—an Unwarranted Investigation?

The local public school district ordered every homeschooling family in the county to provide detailed records and warned they could face further investigation.

Acceso a la escuela pública para niños que estudian en casa en Wisconsin

Esto es lo que dice la ley en Wisconsin acerca del acceso a clases o servicios de la escuela pública para estudiantes que son educados en casa.

Public School Access for Homeschoolers in Wisconsin

Here’s what Wisconsin law says about homeschool students’ access to public school classes or services.

Edad de Asistencia escolar obligatoria en Guam

¿Cuándo debe empezar a cumplir con las leyes de asistencia obligatoria en Guam con cada uno de sus hijos?

Compulsory School Age in Guam

Here’s when you need to start following Guam’s compulsory school law for each of your children.

Análisis legal de Georgia

Un análisis detallado de las leyes de educación en el hogar en Georgia.

Análisis legal de Iowa

Un análisis detallado de las leyes de educación en el hogar en Iowa.

Análisis legal de Utah

Un análisis detallado de las leyes de educación en el hogar en Utah

Análisis legal de Puerto Rico

Un análisis detallado de las leyes de educación en el hogar en Puerto Rico