TOUCHED BY LYME: Homeschooling with chronic illness
What to do about schooling is one of the most frustrating challenges facing families of children with Lyme disease.
Psychologist Sheila Statlender, who has personal as well as professional experience with the subject, will offer a workshop on “Homeschooling with Chronic Illness” at an upcoming homeschooling conference in Acton, Massachusetts. She forwards the following details:
“I will review some of the concepts that I presented at the
recent University of New Haven conference – but because it will be 1 1/2
hours long, we will have more time to interact and to explore in greater
detail the nuts and bolts of how homeschooling works – focusing on the
special challenges faced by students with chronic medical issues. I
expect it to focus quite a bit on students with Lyme disease.
We plan to have at least two teens join us who homeschooled while ill
with Lyme, and possibly also a homeschooling mentor and pioneer from the
Boston area who has accommodated a number of our students in her
nurturing yet stimulating literature classes!
This presentation will be one of eight being offered throughout the
3-day mini-conference, all on important topics pertaining to
homeschooling: some sessions will focus on the basics of getting
started, others will address a variety of special needs situations.
The conference is very reasonably priced: Voyagers (the sponsor)
is asking for a donation of $10 per session, or a maximum of $25 for the
entire weekend. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
Speakers are volunteering their time, and all proceeds will go to
Voyagers, Inc., a non-profit homeschooling cooperative in Acton, MA.
Walk-in registration will be accepted on a first come, first served
basis if space permits.
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