There is no standard curriculum designed for a specific diagnosis, but THSC is glad to provide a list of the best special needs resources we’ve come across. Many resources have been developed specifically for the special needs homeschooling community. THSC does not endorse a specific group or organization. However, special needs homeschooling families often share resources with THSC.
Give yourself grace, as finding a curriculum and helpful resources may at first be just a starting point on the road to finding the best choice for your individual situation, your child’s diagnosis, and your family teaching methodology. Keep in mind that these needs might even change over time.
THSC Recommended Reading, Resources and Support for Families with Special Needs
- Teaching Textbooks – Math program
- Time4Learning – all subjects curriculum program
- Who Was Book Series – history
- Mel Science – STEM
- Brave Writer
- Guest Hollow – curricula
AUTISM and SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER RESOURCES
- LAMP Words for Life app- a tool using LAMP to help non verbal & limited speech learners
- GEMINI – Play-based learning to teach speech, language, reading, life and social skills online
- The Center for AAC & Autism
- Autism Tool Kit
- General Help with Autism (includes a link to detailed sensory system & disorders info.)
- Autism Speaks
- I Hate to Write – Autism spectrum focus
- Future Horizons
- Sensory Products & Resources
- Green Leaf NeuroDiversity Community Center – Austin-based program to help young people with autism ages 14-22 find employment
- Teaching Note for instructing children with autism: Recent research has shown that children on the autism spectrum learn better when they are taught within the context of subjects that interest them; and while not all of a child’s education can be linked to his/her favorite subject, it is possible to use unit studies with pre-high school level children (there are a few high school level unit studies as well) to combine many of their favorite activities or interests with basic school subjects when taught within a unit study.
- To find some of the best unit studies that are available to homeschoolers, visit Cathy Duffy’s site
This is only a partial list. If you have a specific type of curriculum or resource in mind and you are having difficulty finding exactly what you are looking for, we encourage you to contact the THSC Special Needs Support Team at email@example.com for a complete list of curriculum and resources.
Additionally, if you have a resource suggestion that has worked well for your family, please email the THSC Special Needs Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what it is.