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Teaching to Symptoms, Not a Diagnosis

Once you were given a diagnosis for your child, you wanted to know everything there was to know about it. You read the appropriate books, bookmarked the best websites, and joined support forums. When it comes to homeschooling your child with special needs, you want to do the same: find all the books, websites, and […]

Honoring 6 Influential Women Who Changed the Face of Special Needs Education

March 8th is International Women’s Day. Living in a time when women are free, powerful, and influential, it’s difficult to conceive how hard women had to work to carve a path for themselves in the world. Women authors hid their names behind male pseudonyms and initials. Bank accounts were in their husband’s name. The only […]

How Raising My Child with Special Needs Transformed Me as a Teacher

Welcome to Day 25 of the 31 Days of Random Reflections on Raising and Homeschooling a Child with Special Needs. You can find the main page for this series here. Returning to the public classroom after three years raising a child with special needs made me a different teacher. It made me a different human being, but more so, […]

Choosing a Teaching Approach that Works Best for Your Child with Special Needs

Welcome to Day 18 of the 31 Days of Random Reflections on Raising and Homeschooling a Child with Special Needs. You can find the main page for this series here. When choosing a curriculum, parents sometimes don’t know what’s best for their child. I am often asked what the best program is for a specific diagnosis. Instead of best […]