Embracing Homeschool with Special Needs


Embracing Homeschool with Special Needs

by Aimee Cox | LDS Homeschool Conference 2016

Embracing Homeschool With Special Needs

Homeschooling children with special needs comes with special challenges. Behavioral outbursts, disruptions to routines, curriculum struggles, therapies, along with normal family life can make it seem impossible and chaotic. We often wonder “Am I doing this right?” “Is my child learning what they need to know?” “What should I be doing differently?” And sometimes we just want help as we battle mental and physical exhaustion. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the source of all the answers we are seeking. We can find these answers, bring them into our homes, and share them with our children. It is through the gospel that our homeschool life can flourish, that our children with special needs can thrive along with our typical children, that the parents can be replenished and strong, and that as a family we can stand united with the Lord.

 I, Amy Cox, am a wife of 14.5 years and a mother of 12 years. I have 3 children, one with an autism spectrum disorder. He was officially diagnosed at age 4. I am a homeschooler, a writer, a thinker, a jogger (NOT a runner), a poet, a movie-watcher, a reader, a dog-lover, a student, a blogger, a believer, a pianist, a friend, a sister, a daughter, a little anal-retentive, a lover of good food, and many more things.

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