Homeschool: Resources for Meeting Special Challenges
All Kinds of Minds. The website of Dr. Mel Levine, author of The Myth of Laziness, offers help for students who struggle with learning.
CA-HEAL: California Home Education for Alternative Learners (CA-HEAL). Email list of California families who are (or are interested in) homeschooling their special needs children.
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. Programs for the blind or visually impaired, with an online audio bookstore that has more than 17,000 fiction and non-fiction titles. Toll free: (877) 324-5252,
Computers for Handicapped Independence Program. Information on software and hardware for persons with varied limitations in motor, vision, learning, hearing, or cognitive skills.
Davis Dyslexia Correction. Tools to overcome problems with reading, writing, and attention focus. (888) 999-3324.
Developmental Services, funded by the State of California. Twenty-one Regional Centers serving mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism. For referrals to your area (for any age child), call Early Start Program at (800) 515-BABY,
Different Roads to Learning. A catalog of materials and books for children with special needs. (800) 853-1057
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, "Chronically Inflexible" Children, by Ross W. Greene. Harper Collins Publishers, 1998.
HSC Specialized Contacts. Experienced people you can contact for information on special needs.
FAQs On Homeschooling Special Needs. Sharon Hensley, an educational consultant.
Gifted. Nine pages of organized links to information concerning homeschooling the gifted child. The wide range of topics include articles, resources, email lists, research, and distance learning programs, and more--compiled by Ann Zeise of A to Z Home's Cool.
Handwriting Without Tears. Program developed by an occupational therapist and handwriting specialist. (301) 263-2700.
Internet Chats. Available online for a number of challenges. Contact Carol Edson for information, firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 455-0465.
Laureate Special Needs Software. Offers a variety of programs for language acquisition. (800) 562-6801
Lindamood-Bell's Auditory Discrimination. In-depth program (and other programs) on CD-ROM and in workshops. (800) 233-1819.
NATHHAN: National Challenged Homeschoolers Association. (Christian), 5383 Alpine Rd. SE, Olalla, WA 98359, (208) 267-6246.
NorCal Center on Deafness, Inc. Offers workshops, social events, and a summer camp for the deaf and hard of hearing. 1820 Tribute Road, Suite A, Sacramento, CA 95815. TTY/Voice (916) 349-7500.
Parents Active for Vision Education. An information resource by parents and teachers of children who had once suffered the effects of undiagnosed vision problems. (800) PAVE-988.
Recorded Books. Thousands of unabridged titles by favorite authors, narrated by critically acclaimed actors. (800) 638-1304.
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic. Non-profit, for those with documented visual impairment, learning disability or other physical disability which makes reading standard print difficult or impossible. (800) 221-4792.
Sensory Integration Network. Resources and information about sensory integration.
Shriners. Free medical services for orthopedically challenged and burn victims, (800) 237-5055.
Reprinted with the permission of the HomeSchool Association of California. © 2007–2008 by HomeSchool Association of California. All rights reserved.
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