Books and Articles on
Homeschooling Children with Special Needs:
than NATHHAN, HSLDA, and American Foundation
for the Blind, I have no particular knowledge of any
of these resources below. I present them for information
only. If you want to share information about these related
to homeschooling, good or bad, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lists & Yahoo Groups:
Susan Karami is a certified instructor who helps children
who are behind in school or advanced. The program is 12
weeks long and is guaranteed to put your child at least
two grades ahead or your money back. 4829 S. 68th E. Ave.,
Tulsa, OK. Phone: 918-640-1968.
Groups for homeschoolers.
Council of the Blind. This organization provides
resources and support for the visually impaired as well
as support for the families. There are local affiliates
that provide a variety of services for those in the area:
Council of the Blind (HCB - central OK), Muskogee
Council of the Blind (MCB) and Tulsa
Council of the Blind (TCB). (My husband Bill and
I are members of TCB.) If you or someone you know is
blind or partially sighted, or caring for someone who
is visually impaired, I highly recommend getting involved
in these groups.
Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides
over 52,000 recreational fiction and nonfiction audio
and braille books on loan to people who cannot
see to read regular print or who cannot hold a book due
to a physical disability. Books, playback equipment and
catalogs of our collection are mailed postage-free. The
Library also offers on loan large print and braille textbooks,
as well as aids and equipment to private, public and
home schools who have blind and visually impaired students
in pre-kindergarten to grade 12. For more information,
please contact Vicky Golightly, Public Information Officer,
at (405) 522-0526 or toll-free at 1-800-523-0288.
Resources for Difficult Cases - I've
had so many calls from parents who simply are not
able to homeschool for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately,
I don't have the answers for those situations, but
here are some resources that might help.
Bethesda is a Christian-based ranch for troubled
youth from 18 to 24. During their stay, the young men study
for and take their GED and learn one of four trades available
at the ranch. Address: 17424 S. Union Ave. Mounds, OK.
For info, contact: 827-6409.
Learning Academy. 4107
S. Yale Ave., #143, Tulsa, OK. Phone: 918.621.1080.
Located in the Promenade Mall, this public school
has been successful in helping teens finish their
high school diplomas. Here is a news article about
Challenge. A Christian-based program for
youth and adults with substance abuse problems. They
have centers throughout the U.S. My husband, Bill,
worked for Teen Challenge in Rehrersburg, PA, back
in the late 80's and have seen how it can help those
who WANT help.
and Boys Town. Short term and Residential Treatment
Centers for boys and girls ages 7 - 18.