My name is Heather Laurie. My husband, Christopher and I have been married for 18 wonderful years. We have been blessed with 5 children, and 3 angels awaiting us in Heaven.

We began our homeschooling journey over 12 years ago. We found out that our children and I have a mitochondrial disorder. It causes a large variety of medical and learning problems.
This has brought our homeschooling journey to many unexpected places. We have homeschooled in the hospital, doctor’s offices, and therapy parking lots. Four of the kids are on the autism spectrum and have varying levels of sensory issues. The wide variety of problems the children have dealt with or are dealing with has left me uniquely positioned to cover first hand a large variety of problems.

Special Needs Homeschooling Speaker pageI began my blog to reach out and help other families homeschooling with special needs. My blog Special Needs Homeschooling has grown since then bigger than I ever imagined. It now has a Facebook page and group that is highly active.

I have spoken for years at homeschooling conventions all across the United States. From workshops, support groups, to key note talks all sharing our experience and encouragement to other families. Special needs homeschooling is a fast growing segment of the homeschooling movement and needs to be addressed.

I have written several articles for The Old Schoolhouse, Crosswalk.com, several ezines and several group blogs. Special Needs Homeschooling is also listed as a resource with Home School Legal Defense Agency and Autism Speaks!

The Lord is guiding us through our trials as He has every other storm we have faced. If I can pass on one lesson it is to listen to God. He is the goal at the end of the homeschooling journey.

My husband and I have been praying for years that our trials could be put to the Lord’s glory.

I am always open to ideas, comments and questions for the blog.

If we stand together encouraging and supporting one another we are stronger! You can homeschool your child no matter the limitation or special need they have! You can do it!