It’s time to send your child back to school and you have a lump in your throat. Something isn’t right. You need a better way to educate your child but can you homeschool? Are you qualified? Is there help out there if you get in over your head?
Let me assure you first and foremost to listen to that inner voice! If you feel there is something going on or promises not being kept that is keeping your child from therapy, an IEP, or succeeding to the best of their ability then you need to do something.
Homeschooling is a wonderful option. I homeschool my 5 children and all have medically fragile issues, 4 are on the autism spectrum and other learning disabilities have popped up in some of my kiddos. I have successfully graduated 1 child and have 1 on the launch pad! My teens love how they have been taught, at home nourishing their talents and working with them on their weaker areas in a non-stressed environment.
If you are dealing with sensory issues you can adjust to help your child accommodate, remediate, and hopefully eliminate those issues as time goes by. You can get therapy even homeschooling if necessary.
You are being a responsibly thoughtful parent by choosing homeschooling. Don’t let the nosey nellies of life intrude and tell you otherwise. People outside the immediately family (even our well meaning grandparents) rarely know all the ins and outs of such a deep emotional decision.
I felt so strong about homeschooling your special needs child that I wrote a book about it, Homeschooling When Learning Isn’t Easy. My book helps walk you through the decision making process of choosing to special needs homeschool. I work with you on how to create a subject specific learning curriculum that is tailored to your child’s exact needs. I also highlight the main issues you will run into from birth through graduation and for some of us beyond, as we are lifeschoolers to our precious special adults.
I pray you realize that you are not alone in this process. There are active social media
In this list you will find your tribe and those that can help share their ups and downs. Their experience and hope. As we all walk this path together for the sake of our children.