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May / June 2005

Nourishing your special needs child

What Does HSLDA consider a special need?

HSLDA cares about special needs families

The Special Needs Fund

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Helpful Resources
20-year tribute

Homeschool leader comments

Doc’s Digest
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Opportunities abound

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HSF Mission Statement

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Across the states
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Patrick Henry College dominates moot courts
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Legislative steps toward freedom

Utah's legislature has taken significant steps toward freedom this legislative session. With the help of Home School Legal Defense Association members and homeschool leaders, parental rights have been clarified and strengthened. Here are a couple of highlights:

>> Senate Bill 59: This bill has turned Utah's archaic "approval" homeschool law into one of the best laws in the nation. Under the provisions of SB 59, the only requirement for homeschool parents is to file an annual affidavit providing basic information. The bill specifically lays out the rights of parents to choose the curriculum, schedule, and any evaluation procedures for their children, while at the same time forbidding school districts from requiring additional information.
>> SB 83: This bill modified Utah's child abuse and neglect provisions, raising the evidentiary standards for proving child abuse or neglect and making it easier for innocent parents to defend their rights.

—by Scott W. Somerville