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I'm An Aspie - A web site put together by a gentleman with Aspergers who is raising his son with Aspergers and whose goal is to guide and consult anyone with a family member or friend on the Asperger spectrum.



Turning Bullies Into Buddies: A Quick, Powerful and Fun Way to Teach Kids How to Stop Being Victims 

Why are the popular anti-bullying initiatives so ineffective? Because they violate the Golden Rule, The First Amendment and the teaching of the Bible as well as secular ethical systems. Free on-line manuals that have been helping people throughout the world solve their problems with bullying. A Revolutionary Guide to Reducing Aggression between Children. Israel (Izzy) C. Kalman, MS, is a nationally renowned instructor in teaching people to deal with anger, bullying and relationship problems. (718) 983-1333  (Staten Island, NY)

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GED online

GED online - GED Test Preparation services.
We want to work with you! Please visit our web site at
We offer online and CD versions. We are now in our 8th year of helping people prepare for the GED. GED online has Windows and Mac compatibility, online grading of the official GED Practice Test, interactive practice lessons many with videos. Essay grading, Individual membership is $65.00.  262-652-2492


The new "Down Syndrome Carnival" blog! 'By gathering together the work of several bloggers who parent children with Down syndrome, I hope that we could share the joy that these children are to those of us who love them."

This is a successful program for children with special needs to learn how to ride a bike:

 Storynory- Ipod Ready Stories for Kids

 You can download our growing library of classic and original children's stories to your iPod, any other MP-3 player, or just burn them onto a CD from your own computer. Storynory will deliver iPod-ready stories for kids - and they are absolutely free.

It is a new concept in entertainment and education for children. We offer hours of classic children's literature, read by actresses, to educate and entertain children - there is no better way to introduce them to books and learning.

From this week, parents and children will be able to go to  to listen to classic and modern children's stories. You can download them to your iPod, either direct from the site, or via the iTunes website. Or else you can download the stories to any other MP-3 player. You can listen to them on your computer or burn them onto a CD.

There is no charge for any of the stories. You no longer need to pay $10 or $15 for a story on a CD or a tape. All our stories are absolutely free.

Oliver the Bear- "The Little Bear Who Sucked His Thumb" A Resource for parents with chronic thumb suckers! Written by a dentist, this book and web-site are one of the few resources available for this particularly common habit.


"Comic Mnemonics for Spanish Verbs" Teach you ADD child Spanish! This CD/Book combo uses visuals and mnemonic phrases, and has lots of valuable resources and games to make learning easy and fun!!


VAST Varied Abilities School and Training Network  Is a network of independent educators, homeschooling parents and professionals working together to provide alternative education opportunities for children with varied abilities


Crosswalk homeschooling section, special needs column, features articles by Tom Bushnell

 Stuttering Foundation of America 3100 Walnut Grove Road, Suite 603 Memphis, TN 38111-0749



What is Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP).


The following resources are from a great book called The Journey of Educating Your Special Needs Children At Home. by Erica Schron  Sunburst Independent School  P.O. Box  291026  Phelan,CA  92329-1026     She has done a great job putting together resources and we think she is really  nice!  We met her at the 2003 ASK Conference in Irvine, CA.  -Tom and Sherry Bushnell - NATHHAN


Home Ed Magazine’s List for State Laws and Regulations


Free Teaching Aids





A wonderful website full of ideas to simplify your homeschooling


Homeschooling on a Shoestring

The purpose of this page is to make available ways of cutting costs while homeschooling. We hope this will enable you to save money while maintaining a high quality of education. Some homeschoolers love bargains. Others try to cut costs out of necessity. Regardless of why you want to cut costs, our goal is to help you do the best you can to save money.  

Homeschooling On a Shoestring email group


Natural Learning Page

Natural learning, or unschooling, is a philosophy of child-led learning. We believe, given a rich environment and involved parents, that children will retain their natural joy for learning and make their lives quests for new, fulfilling experiences.


Learn in Freedom!

This site is about learning in freedom, taking responsibility for your own learning. It shows you how to use your own initiative in learning, so you can use schools and teachers just when they are helpful to you, and voluntarily chosen by you.


The Old Schoolhouse

Our company motto is: "...bringing the homeschool world together - from sea to shining sea...and around the globe." The Old Schoolhouse™ Magazine. We hope you'll join us in our pursuit for peace and inclusiveness in the homeschooling community. Loving our neighbors as ourselves is really what it's all about.


MathFactory Lite

Print out free math worksheets. Mathematics Worksheet Factory Lite will lighten any teacher's workload. With a few clicks of the mouse Math Worksheets will generate random math problems covering addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Changing the font or adding a graphics is just as simple.



Fun brain has games that our fun and easy for our special learners and they help mom when life just gets a bit too crazy.


The Chalkboard

Educational preschool and kindergarten teaching activities



Learning Page is a huge collection of professionally produced instructional material for you to download and print. Lesson plans, books, worksheets and much more can be found on the site.




Teaching Higly Distractible ADD/ADHD Children


Positively ADD - Parenting & Unschooling

For parents of children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) who are seeking ways to accentuate the positive aspects of ADD and minimize the negative aspects, while avoiding medicating their children if at all possible.


Born to Explore

Unschooling advocate Teresa Gallagher's huge site "devoted entirely to exploring alternative views of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) in children and adults. The National Association of School Psychologists states, 'We believe that the construct of ADD/ADHD has come to act like a set of blinders...The many other potential sources of inattention are oftentimes bypassed and not even considered.' "


Homeschooling Spirited Kids

This list is for parents of Spirited Kids who are also homeschooling them. A spirited child is one who is 'more' as defined in Mary Sheedy Kurcinka's book "Raising your spirited child : a guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, energetic." On this list we will be discussing all aspects of raising spirited kids, but especially those related to homeschooling them and having them with you for a large part of each day.



Started by a Christian ADD mom homeschooling an ADHD son. All are welcome.


ADD/ADHD and Gifted (dual-exceptionalities)

For those who have chosen to homeschool their ADD/ADHD, gifted child. Share the joys, challenges and

frustrations of homeschooling/unschooling your child with other families. A place to share resources, tips on what you find works for you and what doesn't.



This is a list to discuss teaching methods and learning style information for right brained kids. If you have right brained child who doesnt learn things in well in the conventional classsroom way, this list may be for you. If you have an ADD child or a gifted child you will be in good company here!!!


Christian ADHD Homeschoolers List

The Christian ADHD Homeschoolers List is for Christian parents and grandparents who educate their children at home, and is designed to provide a spiritual atmosphere in which to share teaching techniques and methods, prayer needs for yourselves and the children you teach, and learn more about ADHD and other learning disabilities you encounter in your children. Topics discussed include (but definitely are not limited to): Recognizing ADHD; Evaluation and diagnosis; Curricula and lesson plans; Survival techniques for mom; Teaching techniques and methods; Discipline; ADHD resources; Prayer and Scriptures for encouragement.




Tammy Glaser

Homeschooling Children Who "Aut" to Be Home Tammy GlaserListowner Aut-2B-Home


Homeschooling and Autism

Put together by a Homeschool Mom and many contributors through the years. Tons of resources for homeschooling, family life and the autistic spectrum.


Willow Tree Teaching Tools

Educational Tools for Children with Autism


Using TEACCH* At Home

*Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (Developed by University of South Carolina)



This is a list for families that are homeschooling full or part time, or those that are researching the option of homeschooling their autistic spectrum children. This is a great group of families from around the world and we all have different educational, child rearing and religious philosophies. If you can respect others differences then you are welcome to join. This is a high volume list. This list is moderated, which means that your membership will have to be approved by a moderator. So, when you subscribe please send an introduction to the list owner and then we will approve you or write and ask you for more information. We have implemented these standards for security and privacy. I'm Erika, the list-mom. I'm mom to 3 boys that all fit in the spectrum and we've been homeschooling full-time since 1997. My boys are 10yrs, 8yrs and 5yrs old.



This is a list for Christian moms who homeschool (or are seriously considering homeschooling) their children who have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. All are welcome to join, but there will be a Christian focus to many of the posts. We are here to encourage, support and pray for one another as we do our best to teach our Aspie's at home.



A meeting place for parents of children with Autism who are Unschooling.


Aut-2b-Home Email support group list

This email list is a collection of families who are homeschooling their autistic spectrum children full-time or part-time. Our conversations encompass both education and autism: developing programs that meet individual needs and learning styles, teaching methods, curriculums, resources (books, websites, organizations, etc), autism therapies, homeschool laws, IDEA laws as applied to homeschoolers, homeschool support groups, addressing lack of support from family and professionals, environmental issues, diet, nutrition, etc. The atmosphere of the list is intended to be positive and supportive with exchange of information, brainstorming and sharing of triumphs and tragedies highly encouraged. Members of the list have experience with a variety of educational techniques (ABA, TEACCH, Options, computer curriculums, eclectic, unschooling, etc). Members are also from several countries.

The list is secular, but religious expression is not forbidden or attacked. While the list is intended for homeschoolers, families who are not currently homeschooling, but who are considering this option, are welcome to subscribe so they can learn more. Information on joining the list - You need to send a brief biography to the list owner. The list is private and cannot be accessed by non-members. Name and Spouse Name email address Children's names, birth dates, diffABILITIES, Town, State, Country, Homeschooling methods, curriculums, expertise, general wisdom, questions.



We are a group of diverse families who have chosen to homeschool their child(ren) with autism. We recognize and honor that each family unit has its own unique logistics, beliefs, perspectives and experiences that shape their lives and decisions. We believe in the adage that "parents know their children best" and "there are as many ways to homeschool as there are families homeschooling". It is a given that parents who choose this list look to respect the individuality of their child(ren) with autism and his/her needs and interests as their prime motivator. We do not hold one homeschooling or autism ideology as better than another, but honor whatever works for the child and his/her family.

We gather together to share what works for us and our children, to share our experiences, to share community and state resources, to share questions and concerns, and to network and support each other for both homeschooling and autism. All individuals, including professionals and other interested parties, are welcome to join the list who support homeschooling and autism and can add dimension to the discussion. However, precedence always goes to the parent when issues arise. Advertising of services or products is prohibited.

We look forward to the diversity of the group, the uniqueness of each family, and the individuality of the child to shine through as we share how we live, love and learn with our child(ren) with autism through homeschooling.


autism -adviser (TM) is a free e-mail newsletter for parents, siblings and friends of persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, as well as ASD persons themselves. The (TM) newsletter provides information, support, and resources to broaden understanding and improve coping skills. Information in the newsletter is relevant to persons with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and related disorders. You may order prior newsletters:

Newsletter #1: Booklist for Siblings, Family, and friends

Newsletter #2: Powerful, Effective Social Stories

Newsletter #3: Travel -- Getting Ready for "Smooth Sailing"


AS You Like It

We are a secular list of parents who homeschool, or who are thinking about homeschooling, children with Asperger's Syndrome. We are an open-minded, forward-thinking, mutually respectful group of individuals, with diverse belief systems, who share the challenges and successes of parenting and homeschooling children with AS.


AutismDepot · Autism Depot

Autism Depot is a newsletter about autism. It offers information about autism, asperger's syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). We'll keep you updated on the latest news about mercury poisoning, vaccines, and more. We'll give links to other helpful sites, support, autism society chapters, etc. We have a new home for Autism Depot. Visit our new home at . There is no cure for autism, but there is hope!



I am interested in talking to other parents who homeschool children with developmental delays particularly PDD and Autism in regards to how to homeschool and with what curriculum.


H-S-T-A-C · Homeschooling The Autistic Child

This group is dedicated to those who are interested in homeschooling an autistic child or who are already doing so. It is for posting of links to interesting sites and anything else related to homeschooling autistic children. Also, any other type of information related to autism that you feel would be helpful to other members of the group may also be posted. This group is a place where parents or anyone else who is homeschooling an autistic child can come to find encouragement, valuable information to help with teaching the autistic child, and a chance to build lasting friendships. This group is preferably for Christians, although anyone else who is interested may join. Keep in mind though, that if you are not a Christian, other Christians will be exchanging information in this group. No criticizing will be allowed of anyone's religious beliefs. We are here to encourage one another on this wonderful journey of homeschooling the autistic child.


AS-HFA-homeschool · Asperger's Syndrome & HFA Homeschool

This community is open to families who have a child with Asperger's Syndrome or High Functioning Autism and homeschool, full or part-time...or you are seriously considering homeschooling. This is an open minded group and is open to *all* regardless of race, creed, religion or sexual orientation. We want everyone to feel welcome and supported here.Topics of discussion include, though not limited to: homeschool challenges, sharing successes, support for hard issues, discussing new research, sibling issues, transition to homeschooling, therapies, curriculum choices, issues related to giftedness, etc.

Thoughtful, respsectful discussions are welcome and encouraged. We hope you will join us!


nordstromfamilyhomeschool · Nordstrom Family Homeschool

I would like to discuss the everyday joys and trials of homeschooling children with special needs. Especially Autism or PDD/NOS.



Teaching Tips for Children with Autism, PDD &; Asperger's Syndrome


HSASD · Homeschooling ASD

This group is for parents who have a child diagnosed on the autistic spectrum and are homeschooling. There needs to me more awareness of all *forms* of autism and the special needs that these children need especially in the way of education. Please, share your experiences and offer support and ideas for other members, no flaming.



Welcome. This group is for parents of children diagnosed with both a form of PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) and BP (Bipolar Disorder) Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS, Rhett's Syndrome or Childhood Disintigrative Disorder). Join us as we share our experiences with our unique children and gain insight from each other as to what makes our kids tick. Members from all over the country (world!) are welcome.


Special Needs Educational Consulting (including ABA program assistance for children with autism)  Would you like some extra help designing an effective homeschooling program for your child with special needs? I am a Christian mom of 2 children and have been homeschooling for over 8 years. My youngest son is 11 and has autism. I am listed as a Special Needs consultant with HSLDA and, as an autism specialist, I can complete the quarterly evaluations recommended by HSLDA for families who are homeschooling a child with autism. I offer AFFORDABLE help in determining appropriate educational goals for your child, choosing and/or modifying curriculum, as well as individualized teaching tips and educational strategies. I can also help families who would like to implement ABA therapy themselves for their children with autism but cannot afford to pay outside therapists and/or ABA professionals. I have been doing ABA and Verbal Behavior (among other therapies) with my son for 8 years and have learned from the best professionals. All consultations are by phone and e-mail so I work with clients across the U.S. *Mention NATHHAN and receive a free 30-minute phone consultation!  To learn more, visit or contact

Mary Gusman at or (949) 888-5953.





Resources for Parents & Teachers of Blind Kids

General information about blindness and many resources for teaching blind children including a Braille loan library specifically serving homeschooling families of blind children.


Blind homeschooling

A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling

This links directly to resources for parents homeschooling blind children.


Six Friends - Resources for Christian Families Living with a Visual Impairment


Homeschooling your vision impaired child

This is a new site. We shall offer links to already existing resources for the homeschooled and traditionally schooled vision impaired student and information for vision impaired parents. There will be special links for those involved in homeschooling.


Blind homeschoolers

This is for families who are homeschooling/parenting a blind child. Teachers of the Visually Impaired who would like to share tips and suggestions are also welcome.




We are a friendly group wishing to share and listen to ideas about homeschooling children who have bipolar symptoms and/or diagnosed, or similar traits, such as ADHD ADD TS CAPD SID, etc.



Welcome. This group is for parents of children diagnosed with both a form of PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) and BP (Bipolar Disorder) (Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS, Rhett's Syndrome or Childhood Disintegrative Disorder). Join us as we share our experiences with our unique children and gain insight from each other as to what makes our kids tick. Members from all over the country (world!) are welcome.




CPADO · Cerebral Palsy and Deaf Organization

The system is set up to facilitate group communication and collaborative efforts. Please visit for more information.

The objectives for which the corporation is formed are as follows:

A. to support and conduct non-partisan research, education and informational activities to increase public awareness of cerebral palsy and deaf lifestyle and their quality of life,

B. to provide information and mentoring to individuals, parents, family members, professionals and communities who want to gain knowledge about the deaf people with cerebral palsy, and

C. to function as an independent resource and support group for deaf people with cerebral palsy.

Feel free to invite other interested members. Constructive suggestions and ideas are always welcome!

-- President Janet Noyes



Cornerstones for deaf and hard of hearing students.

Free teaching units are available online.


sonlightdeafhoh · Sonlight homeschoolers of deaf/hoh child

I created this forum for homeschoolers of deaf/hoh children using the Sonlight curriculum. I want this to be a forum where we can meet and discuss the joys and challenges of homeschooling children who happen to have a hearing loss. I welcome all methodologies and methods of communication and ask for tolerance and respect for the different roads we choose in educating or communicating with these wonderful children!


DeafChristianHomeschool · Deaf/HOH Christian Homeschool

A group of Christian Homeschool of deaf or hard of hearing parents share their teaching tips, ideas, views based on biblical principles.


anotherpath · Another Path Newsletter

The Another Path Newsletter is a monthly announcement of updates, new articles and new content on the "Another Path: A comprehensive guide to homeschooling your deaf or hard-of-hearing child" web site.


deafhomeschool · Homeschooling Deaf and HoH children

This is a support group and information clearinghouse for parents who are homeschooling deaf or hard-ofhearing children. Membership is restricted. (A short intro explaining your reasons for joining the list is required for subscription approval.) Discussion of general homeschool issues will be permitted, but the focus of the list is on the particular challenges of homeschooling deaf and hard-of-hearing children, including IEP's, legal issues, and obtaining special ed services, as well as exploration of alternative educational approaches, presentation, and learning styles. All homeschool approaches are supported (from "school-at-home" to unschooling.) Religious discussion will be terminated. It is fine to say that you are homeschooling for religious reasons, but further discussion is inappropriate. Criticism of, or argument about, communication choices or cochlear implants will not be tolerated. This includes dogmatic statements in favor of a particular communication choice, which might be offensive to those who've chosen another path for their child.


NCDeafEducation (North Carolina)

An open group for people concerned about the education of deaf, deaf-blind, deaf-learning disabled, deaf with other disabilities and hard of hearing students throughout the state of North Carolina regardless of educational placement and/or communication modality



This group has been set up to offer support and dicussion regarding Deaf children who have later been diagnosed as having an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.


CPADO · Cerebral Palsy and Deaf Organization

The system is set up to facilitate group communication and collaborative efforts. Please visit for more information.

The objectives for which the corporation is formed are as follows:

A. to support and conduct non-partisan research, education and informational activities to increase public awareness of cerebral palsy and deaf lifestyle and their quality of life,

B. to provide information and mentoring to individuals, parents, family members, professionals and communities who want to gain knowledge about the deaf people with cerebral palsy, and

C. to function as an independent resource and support group for deaf people with cerebral palsy.



The Hughes Family website

Homeschooling a child with Down Syndrome


Homeschooling Special Kids

We have a 10 year old with Down's Syndrome. Of the 2 years we have been homeschooling our 10 year old, so many people have asked us what we use for our son with Special Needs. We decided it would be much easier to have a site that others could access and get the information they were looking for.


homeschoolinganddownsyndrome · Homeschooling and Down Syndrome

I hope to find more and more families who are homeschooling or want to homeschool their child with Down Syndrome. Come help be a part of our learning experiences!! Share what you have found or learn something new...Help others know that this IS an alternative!! And it may be one of the best things for alot of our kids!


ds-autism · The Down Syndrome & Autistic Spectrum (ds-autism) listserv

The Down Syndrome & Autistic Spectrum (ds-autism) listserv was created so families, parents, and professionals interested in this dual diagnosis could discuss issues related to medical, educational, and family concerns in a free, and open forum.



"We are a group of parents of children with Down Syndrome or other special needs who homeschool their children and are raising up our children for the glory of God. We share ideas, prayer requests, pictures, etc. "



This site has a lot of information for homeschooling a child with dyslexia. It includes a section on How

Homeschooling can help.


AVKO Dyslexia- Spelling Research Foundation

The Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia Specialists



A support group for homeschool parents of dyslexic children. We are not experts on dyslexia -- just other parents who are going through similar problems and have similar concerns.



Teaching Students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects



ocdandhomeschooling · The OCD and Homeschooling List

The OCD and Homeschooling List exists as an online support group for parents of children with OCD who choose to educate their children at home.



Caroline Bowen PhD - Speech-Language Pathologist

This site comprises over two hundred web pages for families, Speech - Language Pathologists, professionals in related disciplines, and students of human communication disorders and sciences. The articles and links here reflect my clinical and research interests, and also the important part that families can play in the assessment and management of communication impairments.


The Homeschool Language-Impaired Forum Homepage

This forum is open to people who have an interest in educating language-impaired or learning-disabled

children. There is a heavy focus on practical educational ideas which can be applied to children who have difficulties in language - speech/reading/writing. Many of the people who belong to this list are homeschooling parents of language-impaired or learning disabled children. This mailing list is a place where you can contribute your ideas and practical educational techniques which you've found to be successful and fun for your children. It is also a place where you can find support and share your ideas and concerns.



Homeschooling Special Challenges


Homeschooling During a Crisis


Homeschooling Kids with Disabilities

Homeschooling Kids With Disabilities offers information and support to people who have chosen to homeschool their children with special educational needs.


Joyce Herzog & Simplified Learning Products


You-Nique™ Products and Services to enhance learning: Reading, Phonics, History, curriculum, teaching tips, devotions, cooking, learning disabilities, special needs. Christian author and speaker simplifies teaching children in homeschool, church, school.


Families Working Together

Special Ed Home Schooling



This site contains tools for teachers of individuals with autistic spectrum disorders, related developmental disabilities, and children with special needs. Quite a few of the activities are also appropriate for Pre-K and Kindergarten.


VAST - Varied Abilities School Training Network, Inc.

Meeting your Special Educational Needs

Varied Abilities School and Training Network is a non-profit church ministry designed to help families home educate children with special needs. We network with other home educators, church schools, support groups, home education organizations and professionals to help families meet the needs of their exceptional child. VAST Network is an outreach ministry of the Christian church providing consulting, resources, services, training, and a cover school dedicated to advance abilities and enable parents and their special needs children to find their full potential in a home education environment.


The Visual Spatial Learner

Site discusses what a visual spatial learner is and resources and learning materials for these learners.


Multiple Intelligences

Thomas Armstrong's excellent site on multiple intelligences. Armstrong writes: "My work as an educator and psychologist in the fields of multiple intelligences, the myth of ADD/ADHD, and the natural genius of kids, has been guided by a belief that all children are gifted children. Each child comes into the world with unique potentials that, if properly nourished, can contribute to the betterment of our world. The biggest challenge for parents and teachers is to remove the roadblocks that keep those gifts from being recognized, celebrated, and nurtured."



A huge site with a lot of information about learning disabilities for all educators and parents.


Resource room

Site includes "a short list of my favorite sources for teaching materials that really work for students with attention or learning difficulties." At the helm of the Resource Room site is Sue Jones, a reading and learning disabilities specialist trained in multisensory structured language instruction, specifically Orton-Gillingham methods.


Do 2 Learn

See, Do and Learn Online

A website providing activities to promote independence in children and adults with special learning needs.


The ABC's of Joshua's World


The Preschool Zone

Resources for Early Childhood Special Education


Learning disAbilities Resources

Serving those who Learn Differently


Special Education Homeschooling Resources Vault


Homeschooling Kids With Disabilities

The Homeschooling Kids With Disabilities email list is a specialized list focused on homeschooling children with special educational needs. The list is unmoderated but strongly encouraged to remain on-topic. Parents/grandparents/guardians who are homeschooling children with special educational needs, as well as several professionals in the disabilities field, actively participate on the list by sharing information, offering encouragement and support (or asking for it!) to those of us have a hard time (or who want to share a great success!) If you're looking for more than just another generalized homeschooling list, are interested in or are

actually homeschooling a child with special needs


CMspecialkids · Charlotte Mason for Special Kids

For those using Charlotte Mason homeschooling methods for special needs children. This list is for the sharing of information related to adapting CM for special needs and for sharing the unique challenges and joys of everyday life with our kids, for support, encouragement and prayer.


hsspecialneeds · HS Children/Adolesents w/ Special Needs

This is a group for parents that are homeschooling their children and/or adolecents with special health and

educational needs. I have a 13yo son with Cerebral Palsy, he has some DD/MR concerns.


HSSN, the Homeschooling Email List for Special Needs/Medically Fragile Children


Homeschooling_specialneeds · Homeschooling kids with special needs (Christian)

Support, and suggestions for teaching your special needs student. I have been homeschooling 2 special needs kids for 15 years. I am a Christian. This is a Christian group. All special needs are welcome here. Please join us

for a special needs chat in the homeschool room Tuesday evenings from 9pm to 10pm EST:

homeschoolingspecialneeds · Homeschooling Special Needs



This is THE list devoted to parents of special needs and developmentally delayed children including but not limited to Autism spectrum disorders, Speech delays, Apraxia/dyspraxia, ect. I hope to attract a mixed group of parents including those who homeschool and those whose children are in Public and private schools. We can discuss teaching methods, School problems, IEP's, homeschooling methods, medical concerns, medical procedures and diagnoses, funny stories, sharing with each other our fears and triumphs! Come join the list to make new friends and learn together.



Are you homeschooling a child/children with special needs? Would you like a place to go to to get advice or just to laugh, cry, vent, or relax at the end of the day? Just thinking about homeschooling your special child? Join us anyway.


APSpecial · AP-PP Special Kids

A list for parents who attachment parent and use positive parenting/discipline techniques and have special needs children. Discussion topics might include dealing with discipline issues and special needs kids from a positive parenting perspective, going through evaluations and therapy while attachment parenting, finding therapy and treatment options that work with your family values, homeschooling special needs kids, etc.


hskids-specialneeds · Home Schooling Kids with Special Needs (Christian)

HomeSchooling Kids w/Special Needs is a place for parents from around the world who are homeschooling their kids w/special needs. I hope parents will find support, encouragement, and share their experiences with other parents in similar circumstances. Please share what has or hasn't worked for your family. This is a Christian list. Please, no Christian bashing and no Christian's bashing other's religion. This list is intended for special needs in the areas of learning AND physical disabilities. Everyday illnesses are not considered "special needs." Special needs would consist of more serious illnesses/disabilities such as heart defects, diabetes, down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, spina bifida, and many more I don't have room to list. If you're not sure if your child has special needs, send me an email describing your situation.


HISspecialchildren · homeschooling the special needs child with a Christian perspective

This group is devoted to the Christian families who are finding that homeschooling the special needs child is both rewarding and challenging. It is to be uplifting, informative and above all a way for moms to be supportive to one another.


SpecialKidsMoms (Catholic)

Welcome to SpecialKidsMoms discussion group! The goal here is to provide a forum for Catholic Moms who have been blessed with a special needs child. We can discuss all of the joys and heartaches that are specific to raising a child or children with a disability. This is a great opportunity to share experiences, resources and ideas in a supportive, loving and specifically Catholic way. The topics include but are not limited to special education, IEP's, early intervention, homeschooling your learning disabled child. The experience and challenge of raising a child who needs special care and attention is a great opportunity to live the Gospel and to further our relationship with God and the Blessed Mother. Hopefully, these discussions will provide information on how to best serve our children and in doing so how we can best serve God.  "Jesus said, Let the children come to me and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." (Mark 10:14)


cherish-forum · CHERISH: CHildren Educated and Reared In Special Homes (Pennsylvania)

CHERISH is a Pennsylvania homeschool support group for families with specifically challenged parents or

children with identifiable needs. Its primary purpose is to promote homeschooling as a viable educational option that benefits the entire special needs family.



The community is a fairly busy community providing its members a family-like atmosphere where no topic is off topic. You Are My Sunshine is a community for moms of special needs children. Adoptive moms, stepmoms, foster moms and grandmoms most welcome!   Mothers from all walks of life sharing a unique understanding, wisdom, encouragement, inspiration, support,  knowledge and experience with other women who "know". The community is not limited to discussing special needs. We recognize moms with special needs children most likely have other children as well as the usual responsibilities that come with raising a's a place to share as moms, wives and women as well. Exchange recipes, homemaking advice, craft ideas, homeschooling tips and so much more! You will find lots of laughter, interesting activities, fun and lively conversation and some of the best women around. Come join the fun. We have a vast database of information, from education issues to syndromes, from the diagnosed to the undiagnosed...if you don't find it here, we will take the time to assist you with your needs. You are just a click away from making new friendships, an understanding heart and being part of a community that fully appreciates all you are as a very special mother to a very special child.


GamesForLearning2 · Educational game ideas for special needs children.

GAMES FOR LEARNING 2, will be a sister-list with Games For Learning described below. However, we will

focus on needs of special children. I do not profess to know or understand about the many types of learning disabilities, but I do know children and games and they belong together. I believe the fun of games can help all children to learn in a non-pressured, enjoyable way. So we will talk about the varying special needs of children and how we can help them to learn. GAMES FOR LEARNING with The Game Lady is designed for parents who wish to use games as part of the education of their children. Games are a fun-filled way to introduce skills, drill material until mastered, review lessons, or test ability. The goal of this list is to share ideas for creating games individualized to the needs, interests, and abilities of each child. Questions, ideas, and resources of materials will be welcome. Homeschooling parents will greatly benefit from the use of games as part of their program. Also parents that choose to have their children enrolled in school will find games an extremely useful tool for drill or reviewing of lessons. Preschool parents will also love games as an enjoyable, non-pressure approach to instructing young children. Teachers are also welcome as games are so useful in the classroom as well.


homeschool_specneeds · Home School Special Needs Support Group

Share with other families who school their children with special needs at home


homeschool-mcd · Homeschooling Children with Mental or Cognitive Disabilities

This group is for families that are homeschooling their child or children who have mental or cognitive disabilities. I have found support for homeschooling a child with special needs, but have found very little information or support geared toward dealing with my son's severe cognitive issues. He is 7 and is cognitively at about a 6-12 month level. If you would like to share advice, support, information, and ideas on working with your mentally/cognitively disabled child, please join.


Homeschooling Children With Physical Disabilities Mailgroup

This discussion group is made up of homeschooling parents of children with disabilities that affect their strength or coordination, such as muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, or other conditions of the muscles, nervous system or joints. Although some of our children have other disabilities, and we are happy to discuss those when relevant, we focus on the ones that impair their gross and fine motor skills. We especially focus on homeschooling and dealing with the disabilities in that context. Anyone who wishes to join our discussion should e-mail


gymboalltheway · Homeschooled Christian Special Kids

This is a group for Christian Homeschool Families who have a special needs child (learning disabled, add, adhd, etc) not for the bigger challenges of physical & mental handicapped child (as there are several groups already for this family). Come share ideas that have and have not worked. Share your heart with other moms trying to make a difference in your children through homeschooling. please mail email about your family if you are a christian and have a special child--please come and join us!!



If you are a parent of a child with special needs and would like to share your dreams, your fears, your hopes and tears, then this is the mailing list for you. Come and share your experiences with others and learn what other parents are doing to make their child's life a better one. Whether your child has down syndrome, spina bifida, ADD, ADHD, dyslexic, cleft lip or palate, autism, etc., you are more than welcome.



This list is for parents of special needs children. This list is intended to learn from one another our experiences indealing with day to day issues with having a child with special needs. Whether your child has Down syndrome, spina bifida, autism, ADD/ADHD, multiple disabilities, etc., you are more than welcome to join. Also welcome to join the list are relatives and professionals who work with special needs children.


BreastfeedSpecialNeeds · A list to support mothers who are breastfeeding their special needs child(ren)

Are you breastfeeding a child with special needs? Do you find that topics pertain to breastfeeding don't come up or seem too odd to bring up on other lists. Well, this list is for mothers who are nursing children with special needs: autism, down's syndrome, etc. are all welcome. Whether you are nursing an older child with special needs are whether you are just starting out, we can share the problems and joys of this special child. Family bed, long-term nursing, gentle parenting choices and more can all be discussed on this list. Let us support each other in this journey we never meant to take in a warm and respectful environment.



If you have a tiny child with brain injury and still don't know what to do with the problem, join this mailing list. Also, if you know of someone with MS, cerebral palsy, autism, and any other problems arising out of dysfunction of the brain or injury to it, join this discussion. There is help that you cannot even imagine.



This mail list is for people interested in issues related to the care of a child with neurological symptoms, diseases, disorders. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, friends and teachers will be most interested; however, professionals from medical occupations are welcome to join in. The purpose is to share information, resources and support for the care of a child with neurological conditions including, but not limited to: seizure disorders, developmental disorders, autism, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, hypotonia, etc. Caring for such a child often can be physically, emotionally and financially draining. By coming together as a mail list community, perhaps we can help each other cope with common stressors, and find answers to questions and concerns. Begin by introducing yourself (name, child of interest, other children in your care, neurological issues of concern, questions you are seeking answers for on the internet, etc.). Absolutely no flaming is allowed, and will be cause for removal from this list.


utah-hs-sn · utah-hs-special-needs (Utah)

Homeschooling can be a wonderful option for children with special needs. The challenges and rewards can be unique, though. This list will give us a place to offer one another support, share exciting moments, and ideas about resources, services, and activities to help our children develop to their great potential.


Kaleidoscapes Special Needs Board