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Special needs/homeschooling parents...We don't want our 6 year old non-verbal son with Autism going to a public school...

He started preschool when he was 3, & has gone to a public school every year but this one, our choice. Most of the schools around here are crap anyway, in our opinion. We are considering homeschooling, as a last resort, but have no idea where to start! We live in Ohio. Any parents of special needs kids experienced with this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:11 AM on Oct. 19, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Homeschooling in general:

    Homeschooling special needs children:


    Answer by dedicatedrider at 11:13 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • My oldest has Down Syndrome and we'll be homeschooling, he's only 2 right now. My husband and I are both homeschool graduates so homeschooling has always been in the game plan for us. If you have any questions I might be able to help you with send me a message and I'll do my best to help out =)

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 11:15 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • My son is 17 and is nonverbal autistic. We have been homeschooling for the past 5 years or so. For my son I read most of his stuff to him --literature, history, etc, and we do some science projects together and i help him with math the best I can. He isn't big on writing so we practice a little bit. A big part of his day is working on life skills.

    Answer by duckigrrl at 11:20 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • My dd has mild aspergers...and if she was non verbal I WOULD home school her as well! KUDOS to you for doing what is best for your son.

    Look for a local home school group, they would be the best place to get started. They know all the requirements and would give support to a new mom!

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 11:30 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Thank you ladies for your answers. I will keep you all in mind if I should have more questions, which I'm sure I will! I posted Anon because I figured I'd get bashed eventually by someone who knows nothing about the subject, & I don't want any drama! Thanks for giving me some leads & ideas.

    Answer by nicksmom604 at 11:39 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Anyone who thinks "one size fits all" for kids and school is just uneducated! No one should bash you!

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 11:48 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

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