Tech & Homeschooling Special Needs Children with Mary Fratianni – WHS 143

Many parents are unaware that it is possible to homeschool special needs children. Many states like New York offer services to parents of special needs children to assist them. There are also homeschool groups specifically for parents of special needs children.

Tech & Homeschooling Special Needs Children

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Mary Fratianni is the Special Needs Coordinator for NYS LEAH and oversees a special chapter within the organization for parents homeschooling special needs children: PICC – Parents Instructing Challenged Children.

PICC LEAH is a network of parents homeschooling, or thinking about home schooling, their child with special learning needs.

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“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” —Anne Frank

Questions

1. How long have you been working with parents of special needs children?
2. What is the biggest challenge homeschooling parents of special needs children face?
3. What are some of the advantages of using technology with special needs children? What are some of the disadvantages?
4. What online resources would you recommend to parents of special needs children?
5. Where can parents learn more about PICC?

Online Resources for Homeschoolers of Special Needs Children

Parents Instructing Challenged Children (PICC) – PICC LEAH is a network of parents homeschooling, or thinking about home schooling, their child with special learning needs. PICC LEAH is the special-needs support chapter of NYS LEAH.

Speaking Schedule

I will be speaking at CFHE Homeschool Conference on March 13th, 2015 at 5:30 PM EST via Skype. My topic will be one I get a lot of requests for: A Parent’s Guide to Making Friends Social Media.

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