Anyone done this? My oldest is almost 7. He has brain danmage from seizures as a baby and high functioning autism (but at his last evaluation he is actully no longer on the spectrum). He is struggling in school and having a hard time keeping up. He is on an IEP and did pretty well in kindergarten. He was doing ok at the being of the year, but now that the class is really picking up he is getting lost. He has a hard time retaining information. For example he still doesn't know all of his alphebet off the top of his head and has to look at the alphebet board when wrighting a sentence. He is starting to read, but when he has to sound out a word he doesn't understand what the word is because his brain was too busy making the sounds. He has an aid in class who is awesome and I trust her completely. She mentioned today that maybe we try modifying his work load because, while he is really smart, he just can't keep up the pace and shuts down. She suggested that maybe we start looking into possibly homeschooling in another year so he can go completely at his own pace. I have no issue with homeschooling, but I'm no teacher either. I was looking online and our school district offers online public schooling. It allows the kid to go at their own pace, they structure a personalized ciriculum for each individual childs needs,actual teachers from the local school district run it and grade all of the work, they provide all of the books, computer, worksheets, and project materials, and they meet with the student and parents regualrly to make sure the student is on track. Plus it's free! Which is awesome. But I'm hesitent. I have nothing aganst homeschoolers, but I'm afraid that my son will lose out by not being in school. He has friends and is very social. Although we have had issues with a couple of bullies and that is a huge concern for me too. Honestly I've never pictured myself homeschooling. I loved school. But I don't want my son to fall behind and keep getting dragged along in a setting that doesn't fit his needs. His aid did say that we could do homeschooling for elementary and then pick back up with regular school in middle and high school. I guess they have special inclusion classes once they hit those grade levels, but not in elementary. In elementary they only have specail needs, but he is too advanced for those classes. It's so frustrating.