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Join the Club: Getting Started in Homeschooling

Welcome to the world of homeschooling! This mom is here to show you the ropes to getting started!
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Homeschooling with Special Needs – Q & A

Join us to learn about IEPs, SEPs, getting started, accommodations, laws, recordkeeping, high school, and more!
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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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Scope and Sequence

Getting started homeschooling or even just planning for the new school year can seem like an overwhelming task that leaves questions swirling in our heads. We have a great resource to help you answer them!
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Creating My Teen’s High School Plan

Getting ready to homeschool your high schooler—or already started? Now is the best time to make a plan! By mapping out your teen’s courses ahead of time, you can stay on course all the way through graduation.
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History of HSLDA

In the early 1980s, when Mike Farris—an attorney and homeschooling dad—started getting calls from other homeschooling families looking for legal representation, he quickly realized that this was bigger problem than he could solve on his own.
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What Is Freedom For?

What does homeschooling look like? Every family is beautiful and unique—here’s a quick glimpse of how freedom enables every family to homeschool in the way that’s best for their children.
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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!
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What’s an SEP / IEP / ISP?

You’ve decided to homeschool your special needs child. Now you have to figure out the “how”! The questions can be overwhelming, but a homeschool student education plan (SEP) can help you stay organized and focused on what really matters.
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7 Reasons to Create a Student Education Plan (SEP)

Learn how a Student Education Plan (SEP), the homeschool version of an IEP, can help you make sure your homeschooled child’s special needs are addressed so they can enjoy success in learning!
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Considering Homeschooling Your Child with Special Needs?

How can I know if homeschooling is a good fit for my child’s special needs and for my family? What’s it like? What about an IEP? Can I get special education services and therapy while homeschooling? . . .
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Working with a Local Private Special Education Professional

Need help evaluating your child’s functioning levels, adapting homeschool curriculum to special needs, working through tricky behavior issues, monitoring progress, or doing year-end assessments? Try a local special education professional!
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Finding a Homeschool Friendly Special Education Professional

Four places to start your search for the right evaluator, psychologist, or other professional, to help in your special-needs homeschooling.
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Creating a Student Education Plan (SEP) to Meet My Child’s Special Needs

So you’ve decided to homechool your special needs child, and you’re ready for the practical stuff! Here are 5 simple steps to create your child’s Student Education Plan (SEP), the homeschool version of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
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Building Your Preschool Tool Kit

"We’ve gradually built a preschool tool kit filled with supplies designed to build motor skills and reinforce letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. Here's my list."
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An Eclectic Educational Approach

Eclectic and individualized homeschooling . . . what does it all mean? Learn about this curriculum style from LaNissir James, homeschooling mom of seven and one of HSLDA’s high school educational consultants.
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A Unit Study Educational Approach

What exactly is a unit study? Learn about this educational approach from homeschool mom and HSLDA Educational Consultant Director Heather Frommack!
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A Montessori Educational Approach

What is the Montessori method, and could it be right for you? Learn about this educational approach from Krisa Winn, homeschooling mom and one of HSLDA’s special needs educational consultants.
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A Charlotte Mason Educational Approach

What is a Charlotte Mason educational approach, and how do you know if it's right for you? Answer these questions and more with HSLDA educational consultant Heather Frommack.
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A Delight-Directed Educational Approach

What is a delight-directed educational approach, and how do you know if it's right for you? Answer these questions and more with HSLDA special needs educational consultant Faith Berens.
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