TEACHASL: Home Schooling

Key Words: Deaf Education Information, Organizations

Subj: Re: Home Schooling
Date: 97-02-22 18:15:16 EST
From: r.friedrich@JUNO.COM (Ron Friedrich)
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First, to answer your question about home schooling...
Support groups:

Homeschooled Deaf Children
116 Jerome
Silverton, OR 97381

Deaf Moms Homeschooling
8225 Hwy. 41
Paso Robles, CA 93446 -------------------------------------

We are a home schooling family of four children, one with special needs (not deaf).

I work professionally full time in the deaf community (pastor of deaf church, freelance interpreter, VR gopher, ASL instructor & workshop presenter, TDD repairman, etc.). So I am interested when meeting other home schooling families who are dealing with communication disorders, especially deafness. All that I have met use some form of Sign (SEE, PSE, or ASL, depending on the child's accompanying disabilities).

The National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network (NATHHAN) publishes a quarterly newsletter with articles from parents, professionals, and assessment & curriculum providers. The focus of the current issue (winter 96/97. vol.5, issue 2) is communication & language disorders. It has articles from parents of deaf children and an article of from a late-deafened parent of a hearing child. (We have known other deaf parents who had successfully home schooled their children.) This newsletter is my source for the two support groups listed above.

The address is:
5383 Alpine Rd SE
Olalla, WA 98359
Phone: (206) 857-4257

"NATHHAN is a Christian, non-profit organization dedicated to providing encouragement to families with special needs children who are homeschooling."

Ron Friedrich, Dallas, Texas

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