Teaching children with special needs at home is truly a blessing, both for the parent and the child. All children learn better in a one-on-one teaching environment, and children with disabilities benefit even more from the individual attention that home education provides. Here are a few links that might prove helpful, and more will be added as additional resources are identified.
HSOK believes that, in most cases, parents make the best teachers. We are committed to providing information and support to families teaching children with special needs.
National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network (NATHHAN)
NATHHAN’s Goal and Purpose: To encourage homeschooling families with special needs children, in ways that glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and equip parents to confidently raise their children with special needs or disabilities.
Homeschool Legal Defense Association, Homeschooling a Struggling Learner
HSLDA supports and encourages families who are teaching children with disabilities. HSOK strongly urges all families, particularly those with special needs children, to join HSLDA.
Oklahoma Family Network
The Oklahoma Family Network informs and connects individuals with special health care needs and disabilities, their families, and professionals to services and supports in their communities. Our services are designed for any child who had to spend time in the NICU or was born premature, has physical disabilities or medical concerns (including cancer, rare or undiagnosed disorders, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Down Syndrome, Mental Health Diagnoses, etc.), or mental or behavioral health concerns. Our staff has been through similar situations and it is our goal that no family goes through these things alone. This a local resource, but it is NOT a homeschool-specific resource.
Oklahoma Homeschoolers of Children with Asperger’s Syndrome
To Subscribe: OKHomeschoolOfAspergersemail@example.com Notes: This group is for families who currently Homeschool (or are considering homeschooling) a child that has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) or have other High-Functioning Autistic Characteristics. Such as NLD, PDD, PDD-NOS, SPD, SID, etc. (For all homeschooling families, no matter the version of the curriculum being used and who are respectful of Christian beliefs and all versions of Homeschooling.) Members live primarily in Oklahoma.
Little Giant Steps
LGS has been servicing home school families in Oklahoma who desire to improve their student’s learning abilities for over ten years. We utilize the Little Giant Steps Neurodevelopmental and Educational Programs and Curriculum. Also, they provide screenings, evaluations, and individualized programs for those who struggle with learning, whether it be from lack of early developmental stimulation, or a special needs situation. They work with individuals from gifted, typical, or challenged to increase their learning ability and assist them in reaching their God-given potential. Please visit their website to understand more about who they are and what they do.
Speech and Language Pathology Services, PLLC
Linda K. Cameron, M.A. CCC/SLP
Location: 708 West 15th Street, Suite 150, Edmond, OK 73013
For more information: 405 550-5959, SLPServices@coxinet.net, http://www.speechtherapyokc.com