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Resources For Families With Special Needs

"Homeschooling is not a cure-all for every problem encountered with health and physical challenges but in many cases it fosters a higher level of academic achievement, happiness and self esteem. Be prepared, though, as it often can be a long and bumpy road to get there." -- Susan Parrish, homeschooling mother of special needs child, Mar/Apr '95 Homeschooling Today Magazine

Special Needs Resources

Helping Children Overcome Difficulties, by Jerome Rossner

The Home School Legal Defense Association has a Special Needs Coordinator, Janet Wayne Walker, 210-625-7464

Highline Vision - provides free screening for tracking difficulties. Will teach parents to assist their children with vision therapy at home.

Homemade Schooling, RR 1, Box 188, Atwood, IL 61913. Christian monthly newsletter to encourage homeschooling families with special challenges.

The Learning Disabled Child: Ways That Parents Can Help, by Suzanne H. Stevens. Read a chapter from this book. She also has a Learning Development Network, 910-723-8481.

Learning Disabilities: A Home School Primer, by David & Kathryn Winters

Mile High Down's Syndrome Association, Inc. 303-797-1699

National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network, 5383 Alpine Rd. SE, Olalla, WA 98359, 206-857-4257. Christian organization for families homeschooling special needs children. Offer lending library, quarterly digest, video and resource guide.

Special Education: A Biblical Approach - three books available through Bob Jones University Press, 800-845-5731

Special Needs Resource Guide, by Patty Rendoff, available through CHEC at 303-393-6587

Special Needs Workshop - tape by Christian Life Workshops, P.O. Box 2250, Gresham, OR 97030, 503-667-3942

The July/August 1994 issue of The Teaching Home magazine is specifically on special needs. It has an excellent resource section. Box 20219, Portland, OR 97294, 503-253-9633.

The Dec.'95/Jan.'96 issue of Practical Homeschooling has a special section on special needs. Also lists many resources. Homelife, P.O. Box 1250, Fenton, MO 63026-1850 or 1-800-346-6322

Help for the Hyperactive Child, by William G. Crook, available from Professional Books, Inc., 681 Skyone Dr., Jackson, TN 38301

Learning Disabilities Network, 25 Acord Park Dr., Rockland, MD 02370

Tutoring Unique, Betsy Anderson, 303-761-7675

SOI Systems (Structure of Intellect), 6000 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80222, 303-691-0882, Jerry & Paula Perron, testing and suggestions for curriculum development.

C.H.I.C.K.S. (Christian Homeschoolers Instructing Challenged Kids for His Service), 15846 West Parkway, Detroit, MI 48223

Hope, Inc. (Home Oriented Program Essentials, Inc.), 809 North 800 East, Logan, UT 84321, 801-752-9533. (Info on this booklet.)

Informative Links

Homeschooling the Special Needs Child

Some Special Needs Links