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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.

You should follow the law of the state in which you are physically present.

Why? When you are physically present in a state, even temporarily, you are subject to that state’s laws—and often to the jurisdiction of its courts. So you could be required to comply with that state’s homeschool law. This is true even if your legal residency is in another state and you are only living elsewhere temporarily (such as if you are an active member of the military completing a temporary assignment).

Will you be living in another state longer than a month while that state’s public schools are in session? HSLDA generally recommends that you comply with that state’s homeschool requirements. This general recommendation applies even if you and/or your spouse pay taxes, own property, and/or have employment in a different state.

If you’re an HSLDA member, please contact our Legal Team for specific advice about how state home education laws apply in your specific situation.


Home-Based Education in an Alabama Private School

Understand exactly which legal requirements apply to home-based private schools.

COVID-19: Has Annual Testing for Homeschoolers Changed?

Continue to comply with the legal requirements set by state law for assessments, but use the flexibility the law allows.

Summary of Colorado Independent School Law

As an alternative to the homeschool statute, many Colorado families have enrolled their children in an independent or satellite school while teaching them at home. This article offers a detailed explanation of the independent school laws that apply.

Child Labor and Work Permit Laws in Utah

Homeschooling? Here’s what you should know about Utah’s child labor laws and work permit requirements.

Child Labor and Work Permit Laws in Rhode Island

Homeschooling? Here’s what you should know about Rhode Island’s child labor laws and work permit requirements.

Turned In By Grandpa . . . For Homeschooling?!?


Virginia Children Can Now Attend a Private School by Staying Home

Thinking of homeschooling via private school in Virginia? Click here to read everything you need to know!

The More, the Merrier

As more families choose homeschooling in response to COVID-19, the key to preserving our freedom is widespread grassroots participation.

Texas Homeschooling Memo

This is a brief memo describing the legal history of homeschooling in Texas.

Homeschooling in Michigan: a Memo

Parents in Michigan have three options to homeschool their children. Click here for a detailed summary of all three!