Have you wondered if homeschooling is a workable option for your family?  Homeschooling puts the parent in charge of their child’s education.

Learn from an experienced homeschooling mom, Jamie Heston, who has done it successfully for her two children.

Hear her thoughts on:

  • Pro & cons of homeschooling a student with special needs
  • What do I need to do to get started?
  • Resources available for homeschooling a special needs student
  • Q&A – there will be time at the end for your questions!

This event was part of the 2021 Autism Speaker Series and Support Group, facilitated by Kat Kanaaneh and Hadeel Ammari.  It is appropriate for families whose children have a wide variety of special needs.  New families and caregivers are always welcome to join the group!

About the speaker:

Jamie Heston is a veteran Bay Area homeschooler of two teens (one graduated in 2020 and is attending community college full time, the other is 16 and enrolled in community college dual enrollment). She’s a homeschool leader and homeschool consultant, founder of Google group “Bay Area Homeschool Activity Scene” (BAHAS), and a long time volunteer and former Board Member for the Homeschool Association of California. She is also a 12-year member and moderator for Bay Area Gifted Homeschoolers, a group consisting of many children who are 2E (twice exceptional), meaning that they have learning challenges as well as advanced academic abilities.  She also runs East Bay Area Nerf, a monthly nerf battle, and nonprofit Foamwar, Inc., that hosts an annual weekend-long nerf event in San Jose, called Ragnarocktoberfest. She is passionate about helping parents discover how to homeschool and is a proponent of self-directed learning.