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Special Needs

The North Dakota Home School Association supports the right of parents to homeschool their children with special needs.  This list of resources is provided to help in that endeavor.  The following list of products and services include national organizations as well as recommendations from homeschool families already involved in the teaching of their special needs children.  The NDHSA does not necessarily endorse these products or services but provides this listing as an aid to families of struggling learners.

General

Homeschool Legal Defense Association - struggling learner page has a variety of information as well as special needs experts on staff.

NATHHAN (National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network) 208-267-6246 - A national support group for homeschooling parents of special needs children.

SPED Homeschool - A national nonprofit providing support, resources & encouragement to the special education homeschool community.

National Association for Child Development - ADD, ADHD, Autism, PDD, Down's syndrome, gifted learning, disabled, dyslexic

H.I.S. Place for Help in School - Resources for the parents and teachers of students with special needs.

Can Learn Christian Academy - Neurodevelopment evaluations, in-home program design and consulting for homeschoolers.

Christian Cottage Home School Services - National education service organization providing homeschool families with answers through testing, curriculum design, teaching strategies and educational therapies.

Time for Learning

Special Needs Homeschooling - Face Book Page

Write on Track Tutoring -  (701) 258-1533 -Bismarck/Mandan) - specializes in tutoring kids with a variety of learning issues.

Learning in Spite of Labels by Joyce Herzog

Special Needs Consultants

Rhonda Kraenzel: rkranzel@hotmail.com (701-290-8261) - speech/language development, developmental delays and disabilities - Dickinson

Sandra Melland: (701-748-2318) Hazen

Lori Wentz: loriwentz@hotmail.com (701-590-3770) Dickinson

Asperger's

Homeschooling with Asperger's - Online Guide by Julie Knapp

Asperger's Family and Friends (701-298-4500) Support network in the Fargo/Morehead area for those with Asperger's, PDD or high-functioning autism.

Autism

Autism speaks - leading autism science and advocacy group.  Maintains a family services guide of local resources nationwide.

Organization for Autism Research

Timberdoodle Autism Center

Right Start Math - hands-on math curriculum

Down Syndrome

GiGi's Playhouse - Fargo - Foundational Learning Center for indiviuals with Down Syndrome, their families and community

Homeschool and Down Syndrome - Face Book Page

Homeschooling Children with Down Syndrome by Amy Dunaway

Dyslexia

International Dyslexia Association

Decoding Dyslexia - North Dakota A parent led grassroots group for those dealing with Dyslexia - FaceBook page for ND

Barton Reading - dyslexia reading and spelling program

Math-U-See

Schiller Math

All About Learning - has a number of free printable resources under their resource tab

Handwriting Without Tears - multisensory approach to writing

Easy Read System

Shurley Grammar

Haley's Hope - Dyslexia Learning Center - screening and tutoring center Fargo/Morehead (701-373-0397)

Simply Me Inc. - CC Manning - certified dyslexia specialist, online tutoring

Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation - STAR Institute

Speech Therapy/Apraxia

Mommy Speech Therapy

Vision Therapy

Family Eye Clinic - Dr. Steven Agnes - Fargo/Morehead (701-232-5808)

The Perception Connection - adhintz@westriv.com (701-348-3359)