Can I use the Oikos resources to Homeschool my special needs child?
Most definitely yes! Please watch the production “I am Special Needs” which you will find on the free courses available for you.
After receiving this question I asked our daughter to answer the above question as she was the one who was home educated having special needs herself. Here is her answer.
From Missy, home educated her whole life with special needs.
I am so grateful to the Lord for His faithfulness to me over all the years and that I, by His strength, can now hopefully help and support others. The Lord has blessed and supported me so much. And given me much more than the very limited desire of my foolish heart. Starting with giving me parents that never gave up or bought into the lies of the world when it said that I would live for X amount of years or be able to achieve only X amount. Instead they sought the Lords direction and plan for me and stuck to it, even when they had to block their ears to all the loud opinionated voices that tried to sway them. Their training of my dear little brother was along these same lines and as a result his and my relationship has always been solid and set in love and support of each other. He has always been my biggest cheerleader, encouraging me on to the next challenge ahead. Never doubting that I wouldn’t be able to conquer it, even if I thought I may fail.
So as you can see I have been abundantly blessed in my life. The road has not been smooth at all, but when the thorns and crevasses got too great or overwhelming the Lord would sweep me into His arms and carry me till I was strong enough to walk again with renewed strength. I would dance over those thorns and skip over the crevasses, for my hands where in His and “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” – (Philippians 4:13)
Now my blessings have just multiplied beyond my loftiest imaginings, with the wonder of being blessed with a husband that not only loves me, but treasures, cares for, supports, encourages, aids, and adores me. The Lord is amazing how He provides so much for us.
So as a daughter that has been able to reach high and achieve even higher, because of my family and the Lord, let me encourage you never to lose hope or faith that the Lord will support you and your family in whatever you have to face, just keep your hands in His and see how far He will take you, gliding over the hardships with ease as you smile with the knowledge that He is always there to protect you from whatever the world throws at you, it will not even touch you. So stay strong in this promise – “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” – (Romans 8:28)
My prayers will be with you and your family as you continue to enjoy this beautiful journey of what the world labels as ’struggles’ but what are, in fact, opportunities for ‘refinement’ and closer ‘dependance’ on our dear Father.