Wondering If You Can Homeschool Your Child with Special Needs?

You can homeschool your special needs child!

You know your child the best. A homeschooling environment can be controlled and designed with your child’s special needs in mind. And, in most cases, you can still get access to all the services your child may need. It may even be easier to accommodate those appointments without sacrificing their education too, by homeschooling!

Homeschooling a special needs child is often not supported by the doctors, specialists, and therapist we work with. Many parents can feel pressured to put their child in school.  With claims of “qualified professionals” and “easier access to services” it’s easy to understand. But homeschooling can be one of the best ways you can support your child and ensure they get the best education they can.

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Social Skills Training for Children on the Spectrum

Yes, you can teach social skills to children with autism

Surprised? Just like every other skill that your child with autism will learn, you will have to think outside the box, work at their developmental level and make it a habit regularly. Those three things will guarantee success with social skills training.

Thinking outside the box simply means you can’t just throw your child into a social situation and hope for the best.  What I have found to be a recipe for success here in Autismland, is to have a working list of skills Logan needs to work on as well as his current developmental level.  This enables me to know what outings we need to have that month to work on specific skills. Yes, I schedule social skill outings into our calendar each week. Social skills training is treated as one of our homeschool subjects.  I can not expect success if I do not give him the proper training. 

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10 Things I wish I knew as New Special Needs Mom

When the diagnosis comes, and your world changes… 

I’ve been there too as a new special needs mom.  Even though I had a sense of certainty that my son would have Autism, when he was born I allowed a little part of myself to hope that I was just overthinking things. Nagging little red flags that made me wonder continued to be dismissed.  However, the feeling thoroughly twisting my insides never dissipated.  Many google searches later, when my son was 13 months old, I called my mom.

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