Blind Mother Wants to Homeschool Her Daughter
by Jen Levandusky
(fort worth, tx)
I am a blind mother and I really always had the dream to homeschool my girl. She's is entering kindergarten and I'm trying to find resources to help me achieve homeschooling with my blindness. If you have suggestions or know where I can find assistance, let me know. Also, if in a while I find I can't homeschool any longer, will there be issues enrolling her in school? I live in TX, by the way. Thanks, Jen Levandusky
Thanks for posting your question to my website. Texas is a very homeschool-friendly state, so I don't think you will have a problem IF you ever wanted to put your daughter after trying to homeschool her.
Jen, I first want to encourage you to try to homeschool her. You have raised her for five years - homeschooling is just an extension of what you have already been doing at home with her.
There are some programs/curriculum that may be easier for you to use with her. A computer program with audio will allow you to listen as your daughter learns. TheHeadof
This article written by a homeschooling mom who is blind is encouraging. There is a yahoo group called Blindhomeschoolers that you might want to join. Although it says it for parents who homeschool blind children, I saw that they also support blind parents who are homeschooling sighted children.
Other website visitors may have other suggestions for you. I will post your question to PEAH's Facebook and Twitter page.
If you have any helpful information, suggestions or resources for this mom, can you post them below? Thanks!