Christian Homeschooler's Association of South Eastern South Carolina
PO Box 58
Ruffin, SC 29475

CHASE SC Site Index

days to June 30th, 2004, the school year end for CHASE SC.

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All homeschoolers, and home schools should consult their attorney, or HSLDA for all legal matters.

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Special Needs

The most important thing to remember with (most) special needs children is that they learn an objection/problem if it's shown to them in a way that they understand. Yes, it does take time and a strong will (on the parents part) to explore the many ways of showing a child something that he/she just cannot get. Children are learning DELAYED instead of learning DISABLED.

There are no special requirements placed on the homeschooling child with special needs.

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SpecialHomeschoolers Email Loop

Books to read about special needs

SC Resources for special needs/disabilities

Online Resources

More Resources

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SpecialHomeschoolers Email Loop

If you are homeschooling special needs children in South Carolina, you are welcome regardless of your religious affiliations. However please understand that this is a Christian based support group and email loop. We do advocate prayer for our children and our families. We will share resources, curriculum ideas, support and prayer if needed and always when requested. :-)

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Books to read about special needs:

Strategies for Struggling Learners by Joe & Connie Sutton
Special Education: A Biblical Approach edited by Joe Sutton
Learning In Spite of Labels by Joyce Herzog

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SC Resources for special needs/disabilities:

Through the SC Disabilities Collaborative Resource Center Library, groups or individuals may borrow additional publications and videotapes concerning disabilities and special needs.

The Library is located on the ground of the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs' Midlands Center. For more information, please call (803) 935-5278 or write to:
SC Dept. of Disabilities and Special Needs
Midlands Center
8301 Farrow Rd.
Columbia, SC 29203

South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
Practical Guide To Services (most current addition is available online)

Here are a few of the great resources listed in this guide-

Family Connection of SC, Inc
2712 Middleburg Dr, Ste... 103B
Columbia, SC 29204
Columbia (803) 252-0914
Greenville (864) 455-6213
Columbia (803) 799-8017
Greenville (864) 455-6299
Toll free: 1-800-578-8750
Home Page:

Parents Reaching Out to Parents (PRO-Parents) of SC
652 Bush River Road, Ste.... 218
Columbia, SC 29210-7537
Phone: (803) 772-5688
Fax: (803) 772-5341
Toll free: V/TTY 1-800-759-4776
Home Page:

SC Autism Society
229 Parson St 1-A
W Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 794-2300
Fax: (803) 794-2303
Email: scas@scautism.orgom
Home Page:

SC Autism Support Groups:
Aiken (803) 642-5719
Anderson (864) 295-9377
Charleston (843) 763-6877
Columbia (803) 736-2094
Georgetown (843) 546-4824
Florence (843) 662-6470
Hartsville (843) 383-3484
Hartsville (843) 383-2313
Greenville (864) 233-7708
Rock Hill (803) 366-4907
Sumter (803) 778-1045

SCDDSN also has a page with Toll Free Numbers for support and information on disabilities is available from statewide and national organizations to individuals and their families. To find this page click onto SC Support/Advocacy Organizations and then Toll Free Numbers. This website is worth a thorough visit for those homeschooling families with special homeschoolers.

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Online Resources

A School Zone

A to Z Home's Cool Special Needs

Another Path:
A comprehensive guide to homeschooling your deaf or hard of hearing child

Blind homeschooling
A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling

Born to Explore



Christian Unschooling

Coffin-Lowry Syndrome Foundation

Down Syndrome on the Internet

Down Syndrome: Teaching Reading and Language

Handicapped Children: Suggestions & Reference Sources

"H.A.N.D.S. on" families.

Homeschooling Children Who "Aut" to be Home

Homeschooling Children with Special Needs

Homeschooling Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

Homeschooling Kids with Disabilities

Homeschooling LD and Special Needs Children

Homeschooling Special Kids

Homeschool Language Impaired Forum

Homeschool Zone

HSLDA | Special Needs -- Introduction

Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential

Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC)


LD Online

MindPlay Special Software for Special People

Misunderstood Minds

Multiple Intelligences


National Down Syndrome Society

Parents Instructing Challenged Children

Power Wheelchairs (Scooters)

Reading Help

Resources for Parents and Teachers of Blind Kids

The ABCs of Joshua's World

The Home Education Special Needs Webring

The Home School Foundation--Special Needs Children's Fund
Scholarships range from $50-$500 per child with a maximum of $1000 per family each year.
You may print out the application here, and read the guidelines.

The National Academy for Child Development

Ultimate Homeschool

Uniquely Gifted

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More Resources:

International Dyslexia Society/SC
Bonnie Kelley
213 Hominy Hills Road
Six Mile, SC 29682
(864) 868-9735

Learning Disabilities Association/SC
Carol Sunderman
239 Blackhawk Terrace
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 926-8302

Laubach Literacy Action/SC
Vickie Zissette
SC Adult Literacy Educators (SCALE)
P.O. Box 185
Blackville, SC 29817
(803) 284-4424

Trident Literacy Council
Ms. Mary Ann Olwig
5416 B Rivers Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29406
Work Phone: (803) 747-2223

Library Literacy Programs
Ms. Jane Conner, Youth Services Consultant
South Carolina State Library
P.O. Box 11469
1430 Senate St.
Columbia, SC 29211
Work Phone: (803) 734-8658
Fax: (803) 734-8676
Email Address:
Internet Home Page:

Literacy Hotline Contact
Ms. Tammy Durham
South Carolina Literacy Resource Center
1722 Main St., Ste. 104
Columbia, SC 29201
Work Phone: (803) 929-2562
Fax: (803) 929-2571
Internet Home Page:

Literacy Resource Center
Ms. Colleen Clark, Education Associate
South Carolina Literacy Resource Center
1722 Main St., Ste.
104 Columbia, SC 29201
Work Phone: (803) 929-2573
Fax: (803) 929-2571
Email Address:
Internet Home Page:

School to Work
Mr. Carl P. Warren
South Carolina Dept. of Education
Office of Occupational Education
1429 Senate St., Rm. 920
Columbia, SC 29201
Work Phone: (803) 734-8413
Fax: (803) 734-3525
Email Address:
Internet Home Page:

Vocational Rehabilitation
Mr. P. Charles LaRosa, Commissioner
South Carolina Rehabilitation Dept.
P.O. Box 15
1410 Boston Ave.
West Columbia, SC 29171-0015
Work Phone: (803) 896-6504
Fax: (803) 896-6529
Email Address:

Welfare Programs
Ms. Leigh Bolick, Director FI Policy and Program Development
South Carolina Dept. of Social Services
P.O. Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202-1520
Work Phone: (803) 737-9261
Fax: (803) 737-9296
Email Address:

Other State-Level Contacts
Dr. Sam F. Drew, Director of State and Local Partnership Development
Adult Literacy Media Alliance
104 Ridgepoint Rd.
Columbia, SC 29233
Work Phone: (803) 788-2030
Fax: (803) 734-5685
Email Address:

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~ CHASE SC Home ~

Make sure to stop by our home page for lots of other great home school resources. Standardized Testing, Special Needs Homeschooling, Learning Modalities & Styles, Timeline Information, Portfolios, Questions About Diplomas, GED, and Transcripts are just a few of the resources waiting for you at our home page.

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~ About CHASE SC... ~ The Law ~ Explanation of the Third Option Law, 59-65-47 ~

~ CHASE SC Lifetime Membership Application ~ CHASE SC Yearly Compliance & Update Form ~

~ SC Support Groups ~ SC Accountability Associations ~ Q & A About CHASE SC ~

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~ Free Forms For Home Schools ~

You don't want to miss out on this great resource, there's nearly 200 Free Forms for your homeschool!

Be Prepared, Evaluations, Assessments, Report Cards, Planners, Goal Sheets, Sample Letters, Transcripts, High School Course Credit & Syllabus, Diplomas, Journals, Logs, Checklists, Traveling Through Time Timelines, Other Helps for the Homeschool (Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies), Postcards, and Getting Organized in Your Home are the categories you can choose from.

Q. Can you provide other forms on your web site?
As time permits, we would be happy to serve you with as many forms as we can. Please email us and let us know what you'd like to see,

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~ Webmaster ~

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