Resources to assist you

Homeschool Support Resources

Websites:

http://sherylmaxey.com/ (clickable links for resources listed)

http://www.home-school.com/ (lists articles, groups, events related to homeschooling)

http://homeschooling.about.com/od/magazines/Magazines_and_Publications.htm (a list of homeschool magazines)

http://www.nathhan.com/index.htm ( homeschooling special needs children)

http://www.homeschool.com/ (has message forums, resource lists and Podcasts)

http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com (huge variety of homeschool information)

http://groups.yahoo.com ( search for groups that interest you. If you type in “homeschool” you will get over 7000 results, also try “unschooling”)  Homeschool-Iowa and  Idea-2 are two of the largest state groups.

Books:

Homeschooling from Scratch (1996)  by Mary Potter Kenyon

Homeschooling: Take a Deep Breath-You Can Do This (2004)  by Terrie Lynn Bittner

Local Support Groups:

http://www.the-niche.org NICHE – state organization

http://www.sheepgroup.org SHEEP – Christian group in Pleasant Hill

http://www.homeschool-life.com/ia/heed/?public=1 HEED – Christian group in Johnston

http://www.iahomeeducators.org/index.php – inclusive group with a great page of other local groups to consider.

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