Home School Legal Defence Association Of Canada

At HSLDA we understand the importance of meeting the needs of all families, including those with special circumstances. For this reason, we have hired an exceptional needs consultant to provide the support that families need to successfully homeschool through the challenges. This service will provide access to appropriate resources in various provinces, assistance with Individual Education Plans and advice specifically related to your child’s exceptional needs.

This new service is one of the many benefits of having a membership with HSLDA Canada.
Your family’s annual membership fee includes a complimentary one-hour consultation per year.


Diane Geerlinks, Exceptional Needs Specialist

In this video clip, Diane Geerlinks, shares a glimpse of her journey, first of all, as a veteran homeschool mom and then as an educational therapist. She shares her passion for homeschooling children with exceptional needs, but more than that, she encourages all parents that there are great benefits to homeschooling a child that learns differently.

She highlights these 5 important elements as homeschool parents navigate this wonderful journey of home education for their exceptional learners:

1. Identification & Acceptance
2. Assessment
3. Teaching Strategies
4. Customize Curriculum
5. Find Support

For more support and to connect with other families, you are welcome to join her Facebook Group – Homeschooling Your Unique Learner In Canada

Exceptional Needs and Benefits of Homeschooling (PDF)

As a home educator you know the benefits of having access to solid resources to maximize your time and achieve your goals. For 30 years HSLDA has been working diligently to support homeschool families like yours by providing everything needed to succeed. Expert legal support, insurance coverage, and advice from our experienced staff are just some of the many benefits of joining HSLDA.

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