My DS Was Kicked Out Of His Homeschool Coop and I'm Devastated:(
DH and I lived up in the Washington DC area until two years ago. DH had the opportunity to work from home and we moved to Southern Appalachia where we already had a vacation home. We were really excited about moving because we love the outdoors and have always loved the small community but we were concerned because our DS has autism and we were unsure of services.
DH and I checked out the options and while we decided that the public school couldn't really accommodate DS, there were good therapists available and a large homeschooling group. I communicated with the group extensively and was thrilled that there was an established coop, plenty of activities, and several other kids with LDs.
We now have been living here just over a year and DS is thriving in the homeschool setting, in great part due to the HS group and coop. Last week we had a meeting where new members were introduced. We went around the room and said where we were from and typically where we went to church. When it was my turn, I was asked where "I churched" and I said I didn't. When pressed, I explained that I was an atheist.
Yesterday I received notification that the HS group has decided to become a Christian Home School Group and my DS is no longer allowed to attend.
The closest open homeschool group is over 60 miles away:(