Homeschooling a Child with Special Needs

Homeschooling is a full-time job. Not only are we parents, but we’re also teachers. And we don’t keep traditional work hours; it’s a 24/7 job. This mom shares some encouraging words for others who homeschool children with special needs.

7 Reasons I Homeschool My Child with Special Needs Instead of Sending Him to School

When my son was three-and-a-half, I took him for an evaluation through the local school district. The social worker said to me, “I understand why you’re concerned, but I can’t check off enough boxes for autism. His coping skills are good enough for now. My recommendation is to put him in a regular preschool room. Either they’ll never know he’s in the building, or his world will fall apart.”

His world fell apart.

It was probably the worst six weeks of our lives. Too much noise and too many kids overwhelmed my son’s system, turning him into someone else. I made the tough decision to put him into the developmental delay prechool room in the district.

It worked. A smaller class with a higher adult-to-child ratio provided my son with a better setting. BUT

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