This topic recently came up on a message board I am on.
For the purpose of this post, the term "special needs" can refer to anything from ADD to autism and anything in between.
How do you homeschool if you have a special needs child?
Sometimes (as in the case of an ADD or ADHD child), homeschooling can be the perfect way to alleviate the hardship kids suffer in a traditional school setting.
But what if your child needs professional resources in addition to homeschooling?
Laws vary from state to state, but most of the time homeschoolers can use the resources offered by the school district/county to help with a special needs child (at little or no cost).
However, some homeschoolers want nothing to do with the governmental system. Period. And they prefer to use a private doctor/therapist/program.
Both have their pros and cons. Do your research and do what you feel comfortable doing.
The important thing is to make sure your kids get whatever help they need.