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Six Tips for Modifying Lessons For Visual Learners

This post was originally published on 12/09/13 at Nathan’s Voice When I decided to homeschool my daughter, Bethany who has autism and other disabilities, I already knew that the majority of children with autism are visual learners. I also knew through personal trial and error that processing language did not come naturally or easily for […]

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Special Needs Homeschooling Math Activities

Even though Bethany has passed the age where we are legally required to homeschool her, she still enjoys doing schoolwork! Lately her favorite subject has been math, so I thought I’d give you all a little glimpse of what it’s like to teach math to an eighteen year old who is really more like a […]

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More Fun Ways to Teach Sight Words to Kids With Autism

There’s a bit of a controversy as to whether we should teach sight words or use the phonics method when teaching kids with autism how to read. We’ve all heard that old, familiar saying, “When you’ve seen one person with autism, you’ve seen one person with autism. I’m certain that this saying also holds true […]


Dollar Tree Homeschooling For My Special Needs Teen

Want to see Dollar Tree homeschooling at it’s finest? If so, keep on reading to check out the awesome Items I’ve found and love for our Dollar Tree homeschooling program! *This post contains affiliate links. Dollar Tree is one of my favorite places to shop! Searching through the aisles for each “treasure” I’ve seen in […]


Including Assistive Technology in Your Homeschooling Program

What is assitive technology and how can you incorporate its use into your special needs child’s homeschooling program? In a nutshell, assistive technology is any device, item, equipment, tool, system, or structure that helps a person with disabilities learn, communicate, and function more effectively.  *This post contains affiliate links. Assistive technology will not cure your […]


Are NYS Special Needs Homeschoolers Required to File IEPs?

My family has been homeschooling in beautiful upstate New York for the past 32 years. We became NYS special needs homeschoolers in 2005, when I officially began homeschooling my daughter, Bethany! If you are thinking about homeschooling your special needs child in NY, you may be wondering if NYS special needs homeschoolers are required to […]


5 “Must Haves” for Teaching Special Needs Kids About Insects

If you have a kid with special needs who is as obsessed with bugs as mine is, you just might be interested in our 5+ “must have” items for teaching special needs kids about insects! Even though I am no longer legally required to homeschool my special needs daughter, Bethany, we both still love to […]

5 Special Needs Homeschooling Resources

We’ve been a homeschooling family for a very long time…32 years to be exact and for the past 15 of those years, we’ve been a special needs homeschooling family as well! Because we began our homeschooling adventure way back in 1984, we are considered to be homeschooling pioneers! But it wasn’t until after our then […]