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GingerSage
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How do i get started in homeschooling my special needs child? Where do i find info on what i need to start as well?

I visited the web sites that was in the last answered question but it did not tell me how and where i need to go to get started.  I need to know this soon please and thank you to the last person that answered.
In Topics: Special needs
> 60 days ago

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LouiseSattler
Apr 9, 2012
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk!

There are many excellent resources for parents with special needs children, including those who decide to homeschool.

Here are a few:

http://www.Wrightslaw.org (for special education laws)
http://www.specialneedshomeschooling.com
http://www.specialneedshomeschool.com
http://www.homeschoolcentral.com/special.htm

As for where to officially get started, it would seem that local school district education offices need to be notified. So, this may be your first step.

Best wishes-

Louise Sattler, Psychologist

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Frogger56
Frogger56 writes:
I also have a special needs child and I found the K12 online school to work wonders for us. It is a form of homeschooling but with added benefits, lessons are already done up and there are teachers that you can contact for any problem be it academic or emotional. I am currently in my second year and they have even developed an IEP for her along with twice a week face to face both on line and in the home. Best thing that could have happened because we can do the school work when it best fits our schedule and hers.
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