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Connecticut Homeschool Law & Support Groups

Homeschool Law

The following is provided for informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.

State Policy on Home Instruction of Children
An overview of of the Connecticut Board of Education policy for home schooling.

Special Education Laws and Rules

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center
"The CT Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC) is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 21. The Center is committed to the idea that parents can be the most effective advocates for their children, given the confidence that knowledge and understanding of special education law and its procedures can bring. It is CPAC's mission to support families in their efforts on behalf of their children with disabilities."

Public Act 94-245
Text of the law which states that the schools are not required to provide special education services to homeschoolers.

Relevant Court Rulings and Position Papers

I have no information at this time. Please feel free to contact me if you are aware of information I should include here.

Homeschool Support Groups

Between Counties--Fairfield and New Haven Counties
"Between Counties is a support group for parents who are homeschooling their children in the Fairfield and New Haven County area. We offer playgroups, support meetings, an email list, and a newsletter..."

The Education Association of Christian Homeschoolers (TEACH)
"The TEACH purpose is to further the interests of home education of children by their parents. To accomplish this, TEACH shall provide service and information to homeschooling families and support groups in Connecticut. All sponsored activities and publications will be consistently Christian and dedicated to the honor and glory of God in keeping with the Biblical commands of Deuteronomy 6:4-10, Proverbs 22:6, and Ephesians 6:4."

Homeschool Resources

Conneticut Homeschool Network
"CHN is a state-wide, independent, online-based homeschool community, that is dedicated to sharing information, knowledge, resources and support for homeschool families. CHN was founded in 1995 and currently has a free newsletter circulation list of approximately 800 Connecticut homeschool families. It is the first and the largest online-based homeschool network originating in Connecticut."

Getting Started
Tips and resources for getting started with homeschooling.

Legal Issues
Special legal issues facing parents homeschooling children with disabilities.

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