Special Needs Support
Assisting the Needs of
Homeschooling students that learn differently can be very daunting for families. They are often questioned and challenged. These families need a lot of encouragement to find good resources to support their child. We’re here to help.
COMING IN JANUARY 2021!
Special Needs MP3 Set
A collection of 24 of our convention talks to equip, encourage, and teach in many areas of unique learners. MP3 downloadable format.
Why Homeschooling A Child With Unique Needs Is A Great Choice! by Diane Geerlinks
Reading Difficulties—Dyslexia, Eye Tracking and Letter Recognition by Matthew Turton
Inside the Brain of a Hyperactive Homeschooler by Israel Wayne
Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner by Barbara Postma (HSLDA)
- Dr. Russell Barkley – YouTube
- ADHD? Carol Barnier has a great website with ideas and resources along with Top Ten Teaching Tips for Highly Distractible Kids
- Trix Bradley – NILD –Edison Learning Centre (Waterloo)
- Suzanne Day – (Barrie) – www.neuroclinicbarrie.com
- Diane Geerlinks – GeerLINKS Educational Therapy and Consulting –assessments, therapies, parent courses.
- Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell YouTube – talks about the amazing talents in autism
- Dr. Victor A Kuraitis O.D. vision therapy 905-935-1440 St. Catherine’s
- Ben Loveday – (London) psychiatrist 226-374-6545
- Dr. Coralee Mueller – (Oshawa) Vision therapy
- Matthew Turton (Kitchener) Breakthroughs in Learning
- Barbara Arrowsmith Young (Toronto, Peterborough) – Arrowsmith School
- Karen Uschold – (Hamilton) Vianney Academy of Learning, Inc – mom with experience.
- Temple Grandin website – Temple Grandin offers a unique perspective as she is autistic. Her website is filled with FAQ, articles and a place you can ask a personal question. Not focused on homeschooling, but a great resource for parents.
- Learning Abled Kids – Recommended by a Mom whose son has complex learning abilities and disabilities.
- Gifted Kids – a plethora of articles, ideas and tips for parents and educators of gifted children.
Many Special Needs organizations and support groups connect through Facebook and have their own websites – a good place to start your search.
- CRA – RDSP – savings plan that is intended to help parents and others save for the long term financial security of a person who is eligible for the disability tax credit, contributions are not tax-deductible, withdrawals not treated as income.
- CRA – Disability Tax Credit to reduce caregiver’s taxable income– need physician signed form
- Home School Legal Defense – HSLDA – members only site – has many links for many diagnosis in members only pages.
- Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario – webinars, workshops, self-advocacy, etc
- LHIN – Local Health Initiatives Network (previously CACC) – every town – this is the Ministry of Health
- Closing the Gap program, very important for serious challenges for therapy acquisition
- McMaster Medical Centre – (Hamilton) autistic program run through them, get your paper work in order first
- National Institute for Learning Development – NILD – therapist, parent training
- YouTube videos on ‘how to’ for many therapies – be discerning but these can be helpful.
- Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by
- Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin
- This Anguishing Blessed Journey by Sonya Shafer
- When the Brain Can’t Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder by Teri James Bellis
- The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge
- Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Peg Dawson & Richard Guare
- The Myth of Laziness by Mel Levine
- Different Learners: Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Your Child’s Learning Problems by Jane Healy