Faith, are there any resources available to help homeschool parents find a co-op that can accommodate their child with special needs?
Absolutely. I want to share Barbara Newman’s CLC Network. It’s Christian Learning Center Network. Barbara has available resources and training materials for churches and other organizations and ministries to assist them in building support systems and enable people with varying disabilities to be included in all aspects of life.
Faith, what are some ways that homeschool co-ops can make children with special needs feel welcome and a part of the group?
Well, keep in mind that their child obviously has strengths and weaknesses. They need to be their child’s biggest cheerleader, as certainly they are. And again, remember to focus on what your child can do, not what they can’t do. And just be blessed and remember that God has big plans and purposes for their child, and by placing them in a co-op, they can also minister and teach others. God’s going to use them to bless other people.
Well, Faith, thank you for your encouragement and advice this week. We’re so grateful to have you at HSLDA! And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.