If your child has learning challenges, homeschooling may seem intimidating, but you can homeschool special needs! In fact, it may be the ideal setting.
Seven years ago, my son was diagnosed with autism. We had already been homeschooling for more than a year. That was a decision that we made based on many of the same reasons that ultimately led to his diagnosis.
As a former special education teacher, I was confident in our decision to withdraw him from public school. So, I was surprised that almost everyone else saw it differently.
“When will you be putting him back in school?” his doctor asked as if it were a given.
“You’ll need the services only the school system provides,” a well-meaning therapist repeatedly told me.
“Maybe this is just too much for you to take on,” my family said, worried about my son and me.
Seven years later, I am grateful to say that homeschooling was one of the best decisions we ever made for my son’s development and education. [Read more…]