Winter 2020

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Susie Redfern developed Milestones Magazine to help individuals with disabilities and their families achieve and celebrate events and milestones in their lives.

School

@ Home

The pandemic has upended virtually

every aspect of life; including work,

recreation, and school. For many of us,

everything (or at least most things) are

now done at, or from, home. And for our

children, that includes school, so many

be, of course). There are people,

organizations and resources that can

help them set up and operate their

home-school and join with other

home-schooling families. One such

person is Jean Kulczyk, M.Ed

parents are, for the time-being, in effect,

home-schooling.

Jean has expertise and resources to

help families who home-school children

However, parents whose children are

enrolled in their district’s public schools

and are doing remote learning because

that’s the only option their district

currently offers are not home-schooling

per se. Home-schooling families are

those who have made a voluntary choice

to home-school their children and f

ollow the guidelines from the state

related to home-schools (which are

with special needs, or are considering

home-schooling. She wrote a Q & A

article about home-schooling a child

who has special needs, which is featured

on a home-schooling website,

www.illinoishouse.org/special-needs.

Other pages on the website address laws

& regulations, historic cases, and how to

locate home-schooling support groups

and resources.

considered private schools).

Jean Kulczyk can be reached by phone

Home-schooling families are not just

left on their own (unless they want to

at 847-662- 5432 or by email at

advocate4kids@gmail.com. M

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