Special Needs Resources

Homeschooling Children with Learning Differences

The resources listed below can assist parents and others in finding ways to help their children learn.  We also encourage you to reach out to the PPEA community of members through the Forum.
Special Needs Require Special Care
Often those of us who are homeschooling children with special needs feel alone and frustrated. Finding the resources to help our special needs children can be a daunting task. Some of us may have children who need highly specialized therapies. It is our hope that you will be able to find the information you need here or at least find information that will point you in the right direction.
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Special Needs Resources
Homeschool Legal Defense Association
Click or search for "struggling learners"
Homeschool Foundation
These people may be able to provide some help with the financial situation regarding the cost of homeschooling a special needs child
Pinellas County Schools ESE Team
Pinellas County Schools system has a team of professionals that can help you get the resources desired from the county if you wish to dual-enroll your child in the public school system.
 American Dyslexia Association
Tons of FREE worksheets to print off and help kids will all sorts of reading, spelling & detail oriented tasks!
Creating an Autism Friendly Home
Blog article about home planning and modifications to accommodate spectrum individuals.
Guide to Living with Sensory Overload
Article about being out and about with a sensory overload child and changes to make at home.
Masters in Special Education
50 Great Websites for Special Needs
This program guide provides some excellent website links to resources for parents of children with disabilities and other health related disorders worldwide.
Sometimes homeschool families have special needs children. In fact homeschooling is well suited to these children. Here are links that will help the homeschool family with a special needs child.
The Learning Academy at USF Tampa
Customized program that helps transition young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders for employment and employment. Provides services, support and experiential opportunities to enhance student independence.
NATHHAN-Natl. Challenged Homeschoolers Assoc.
To encourage homeschooling families with special needs children, in ways that glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and Equip parents to confidently raise their children with special needs or disabilities.
Apraxia Kids
To strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia, so that each child has their best opportunity to develop speech
Kids Together, Inc.
Information and resources for children and adults with disabilities
Do 2 Learn
Games, songs, communication cards, print resources and information for special needs
SEN Teacher
Free special needs teaching resources
Heads Up Now
Resources and products for homeschooling special needs children
Super Star Speech
Affordably priced Speech Therapy Manuals for parents to use with their children at home. Written by a speech language pathologist a with Master’s degree in Education/ speech pathology.
 There is no better way to connect with the human character than through closeness and cuddling. Our passion here at “Hugs First, Kisses Later” is that every parent, sibling, or family member of a child with sensory processing disorders is able to experience their own personal glimpse of those very gifts. It is with this intent that we now give to you the “Hugs First, Kisses Later” Sensory Sack & Tunnel.
LD Online
A great site on Learning Disabilities and ADHD. Even has a section specifically for Homeschoolers!