Special Needs Children's Fund
M I S S I O N
The Special Needs Children’s Fund enables financially struggling homeschooling families to provide a quality education for their children with special learning needs.
W H O D O E S I T H E L P ?
The Special Needs Children's Fund offers assistance to HSLDA member families (who have been a paying member for at least six months) who are struggling with the financial burden of meeting their child's special learning needs. Our Fund helps with special therapies, equipment, testing and specialized materials.
T H E S T O R Y
An increasing number of families with special needs children are seeking the benefits of homeschooling. Approximately 15 percent of Home School Legal Defense Association member families now indicate they are homeschooling a child with special learning needs: learning disabilities, intellectual handicaps, hearing or visual impairments, and severe disorders or syndromes.
In 1993, based on requests from members, HSLDA added a special needs coordinator to its staff. As these families began homeschooling, private evaluations and therapy were often necessary as part of their homeschool programs but frequently were too expensive.
So, in January of 2002, the Home School Foundation created the Special Needs Children’s Fund to assist HSLDA member families with the financial challenges of privately meeting the academic needs of their special needs children.