homeschooling exceptional needs

By Dinah Whitton

Home education is just as much about the end goal as it is about current success. Even while you’re in the thick of parenting, it’s always a good idea to prepare for your children’s future along the way.

As a parent educator, it’s prudent to maintain efficient records of your child’s progress. Children of all abilities will greatly benefit from a well maintained portfolio; but, it’s particularly critical for children with exceptional needs. Whether your child has a physical or developmental challenges, it’s always a good idea to consider how their abilities will impact their future.

Ask yourself: what will life be like for my child after the homeschool years? Preparing for the next step is a vital part of the home education journey.

In this short video, one of our Exceptional Needs Specialist, Diane Geerlinks, provides some insight on the importance of preparing your child for the future and how to get started.

It’s never too early to start thinking about how to help your children achieve their goals.

While it may seem like a daunting task, you don’t have to do it all at once. And, you don’t have to do it alone. At HSLDA, our team remains dedicated to supporting families throughout every stage of the home education journey. Our team of experts have the knowledge and experience to answer your questions and steer you in the right direction. Each year members have access to one free consultation with one of HSLDA’s Exceptional Needs Specialists. Become a Member today to take advantage of this support or send an email to with your questions.