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We encourage you to apply for HSLDA membership even if you are experiencing legal problems. While we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accept your application, we would like to help you if possible. Please submit a membership application, and our Legal Department will review it carefully. If your application cannot be approved, we will return your payment (minus rush fees, which are nonrefundable) and send you a letter of explanation.

HSLDA reserves the right to not approve any membership application. We also reserve the right to revoke membership if any information has been misrepresented.

Yes. And it can be a great option! Whether your child is physically or mentally disabled or has a specific learning disability or a learning block, homeschooling may be the best option to help them thrive educationally. You may not be a special education expert, but you are an expert on your child. You can find your state’s homeschool requirements here. And you've got lots of helpful special needs resources and support available from HSLDA’s Educational Consultants.

If your state homeschool law specifies a specific minimum score or percentile for your child’s required year-end standardized testing and your child doesn’t make that that minimum, that’s something you should take seriously. If you are an HSLDA member, please contact our legal team immediately (before you turn the test scores in to the state) so that we can with our educational consultants come alongside and work with you on the important specific next steps to keep your child and your homeschool moving forward. You can feel confident that we’re here to help clearly communicate with officials and keep you free to focus on helping your child thrive. 

You receive a full year of all the member benefits below for far less than you would pay for an hour of an attorney’s time almost anywhere else!

Member Legal Services

From legal advice to full court representation: no matter what services are needed to help you, there are no further charges of any kind beyond your annual membership dues.

  • Get personal answers to your homeschooling-related legal questions, whether you need clarification of your state’s homeschool law or are experiencing conflict or misunderstanding with a government official.
  • Know that we will correspond on your behalf with such officials as needed. Often, a well-worded first response to an official can prevent a situation from escalating into a full-blown legal problem.
  • If your homeschooling-related situation winds up in court, you can rest assured that HSLDA provides full representation at every stage of legal proceedings. (This may require hiring local attorneys at no charge to you.)*

Member Consultant Services

Get one-on-one advice by phone or email from our pre-K–12 educational consultants at no additional charge—just the cost of your annual membership dues. The educational consultants can help you with:

  • Getting started homeschooling.
  • Homeschooling a child with special needs.
  • Planning classes and choosing curriculum.
  • Making a high school transcript.
  • And much more!

Other Member Services

Here are more services and resources our members have said they found very helpful:

  • Enjoy 24/7/365 access to our members-only online resources, including detailed information and HSLDA-designed forms to help you comply with your state’s homeschooling regulations.
  • Save money by using our specially negotiated member discounts with national vendors through the HSLDA Member Discount Program.
  • Help your budget stretch even further by using your member discounts on other HSLDA programs and services, such as the HSLDA StoreHSLDA Online Academy’s online courses, and Generation Joshua leadership camps.
  • Read the inside scoop with the Home School Court Report, our quarterly member magazine packed with homeschooling news, analysis, stories, tips, and encouragement.

* Please note that member families who choose to consult separately with a non-HSLDA attorney must do so at their own expense.

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Lawyer Gets Hard Labor for Helping Jailed Homeschoolers

August 13, 2019: A Cuban attorney who tried to help the now-imprisoned Rigal family with their legal defense has now been sentenced himself.
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Want to protect homeschooling for your grandchildren?

You can leave a bequest or estate gift through planned giving to Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) in your will to help us defend and advance homeschool freedom for future generations of families.
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Ohio: Am I Breaking the Law if I Send My NOI to the ESC?

At Home School Legal Defense Association, we answer thousands of questions from Ohio families every year and help resolve hundreds of disputes between homeschooling parents and the more than 600 school districts in the state.
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California Private School Affidavit Filing Instructions

For your convenience, HSLDA’s legal team has prepared these instructions to help guide you in filing the affidavit. If you are a member and still have a question after reviewing these instructions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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You Can Homeschool with Special Needs!

Can I homeschool my child who struggles with learning or has special needs? YES! Watch webinar on starting, IEPs, SEPs, therapy, curriculum, accommodations.
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Got a question?

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How to Start Homeschooling Midyear with Special Needs! Q&A

Looking to help your child who learns differently experience more success? Homeschooling offers freedom, flexibility, self-pacing, discovery, and personal mastery. You can start homeschooling midyear, right now—with special needs! Watch this webinar.
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Homeschooling Now? What Are Pods and Co-ops? Q&A

Starting your own homeschool adventure? Learn all about homeschool pods and co-ops in this free webinar: the differences, subjects and skills, ages, when and where to meet, pods for full-time working parents, and more!
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“¡Hablamos español!

That’s right: We speak Spanish! Homeschooling continues to flourish in the Hispanic community, and we are here to help make that possible.
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State admits homeschooling grandma did nothing wrong

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