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New York Homeschool Law & Support Groups

Homeschool Law

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

Home Instruction in New York State
"Pertinent facts about home instruction in New York State under Section 100.10 of the Regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education."

Questions and Answers on Home Instruction
Provided by the New York State Education Department.

Special Education Laws and Rules

Home Instruction in New York State
"A district must offer a home-instructed student with disabilities the special education services, as recommended on the Individualized Education Program (IEP) by the Committee on Special Education."

Parents Instructing Challenged Children: Questions and Answers
Questions and answers about homeschooling children with special needs in New York.

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

APPLE Family & Homeschool Group
"The central purpose for APPLE, is to function as a family group. The majority of members, will be homeschool families. The central function of APPLE is as a family group, where families of like interests, can come together in a variety of ways. The gatherings may be by way of one-on-one, or group. These gatherings may take place as field trips, outings, organized functions, lunches, dinners, meetings. Homeschooling issues and exchanges of information, are also a function of APPLE."

New York City Home Educators Alliance
NYCHEA exists to support and inform families who choose home education, inform the general public about home education, protect the right to home educate, and to provide social occasions and group educational experiences for member families.

Homeschool Resources

Loving Education At Home
"Loving Education At Home, Inc. is an organization of like-minded Christian home educators, dedicated to observing the biblical commands of Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Proverbs 22:6 and Ephesians 6:4. LEAH began in 1983 with five Christian families seeking support and fellowship. It grew into a statewide not-for-profit ministry providing support through a network of local chapters."

New York Homeschooling
A to Z Home's Cool resource page for homeschooling in New York.

Parents Instructing Challenged Chidlren
"PICC is a network of parents home schooling, or thinking about home schooling, their handicapped child. The parents of any child who would be labeled by the Committee on Special Education of the public school system would be invited to join PICC. We have members who have children with a wide range of handicapping conditions (learning disabled, attention deficit, cerebral palsy, blindness, hearing loss, Downs Syndrome, microcephalous, etc)."

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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