Homeschooling Children with Disabilities: Balancing Freedom and Responsibility

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Merope Pavlides

Keywords

Homeschooling, home instruction, disability, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Abstract

Increasing numbers of children with disabilities in the United States are being home educated.  Many parents of children with special needs have elected to homeschool their children out of frustration with the public school system, while educators express concern about the quality of education homeschooled children receive.  This article discusses the need for regulation which assures that these children are receiving services consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.  As an example, proposed changes to Home Instruction regulations in the State of Maryland are included.

 

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