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Homeschooling Your Child with Special Needs

homeschooling your child with special needs

Homeschooling Your Child with Special Needs

Are you considering homeschooling your child with special needs? Many parents choose to homeschool their children with various special needs such as autism, ADHD, Downs Syndrome, giftedness, diabetes, and deafness.

A friend of mine started homeschooling her special needs child a few years ago, because his medical issues made being in the classroom downright dangerous. A simple fall could be deadly and the public school wasn’t willing to out necessary measures into effect. We started homeschooling our son in part because he was playing chess at age three and was bored when we put him into public school for his Kindergarten/Primary year.

The article, Homeschool Best Option for More and More Families With Special Needs Children, mentions a poll of homeschoolers that found 38% were homeschooling special needs children. If you are homeschooling your child with special needs, you’re not alone! Here is another article, sharing Perspectives on Teaching Special Needs for some encouragement from fellow homeschoolers.

If you are homeschooling your child with special needs, there are resources you can take advantage of:

I hope this helps you on your journey, whether you are homeschooling a child with special needs or considering it. Check out more articles on Meeting Your Child’s Learning Needs at The Canadian Homeschooler website.


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Sydney’s WeirdBeard Puppet Troupe – Launching 2012

Something to look forward to for those of us in the Sydney area!  And if you may be able to sponsor the troupe, read the below letter…

Hi Everyone

I’m not sure how many are aware, but myself and a great group of
volunteers started a Blacklight Puppet Troupe, called WeirdBeard.  Our
puppeteers are all folks with Down Syndrome, and I can honestly say
that we are having a blast!  We have been working on our first show
for over 1 year – our own version of the Three Little Pigs.  And are
planning on launching the show in the spring of 2012!

We have been cruising along with making puppets and set, writing music
and narrative, rehearsing, etc… and are entering the final crunch
for making the smaller remaining puppets and set pieces.  We got this
far with a sponsorship from Northside The Lakes Community Health
Board.  But, we need just a bit more…. so we have just launched a
cloud fundraising campaign here:

I’m asking that you take a minute and check it out.  If you like what
you see, please consider sponsoring our troupe or letting others know
about what we are doing.

Thank you

Joanie Cunningham
WeirdBeard Puppet Troupe