With My Special Needs Child
. . . Our special needs children belong
at home just like our "typical" children.
Let me tell you why.
By Wendy Hilton
Having a special needs child is challenging. Homeschool- ing a special needs child is even more challenging. It is
also, however, one of the most rewarding
things I’ve ever done!
Many moms understandably think
that they can’t or shouldn’t homeschool
their special needs children because they
aren’t “experts.” I used to feel that way
too. I was wrong. I am now firmly convinced that our special needs children
belong at home just like our “typical”
children. Let me tell you why.
My daughter Hannah was diagnosed
with autism at age 2½. At the time of
her diagnosis she was totally nonverbal,
could not (or would not) feed herself, was
not potty trained (and was nowhere near
being ready), and had no appropriate
means of communication. Hannah was
much more like an infant than a toddler,
though she was able to walk.