with or without an IEP.
As a homeschooler, our lines are very open around here. ;-)
But, I can vouch that I've read a LOT of stories where the parents talking with the schools have helped their child a great deal. I hope you'll share your story!
Wendy, I know you've been homeschooling for a while -- gosh, almost as long as I've known you.
Well, since I have a 10yo, I consider myself a homeschooler for the past 10 years. ;-) I can't believe I have one starting 5th grade this year!
I think homeschooling brings out the sharing mode in most people. I haven't met anyone yet who is unwilling to share what works. Of course, they could be elusive and I just don't run into them anywhere. I've never been one to push my ways on anybody else but if someone asks, I'm glad to share whatever they'd like to know.
It also might depend on their local school district. Some districts frown on homeschooling and try to get you to enroll your child any way they can. My step-mil use to homeschool her two youngest kids and the district would call her up and ask where she lived, they were coming to get the kids! (They lived on board a boat at the time and she sure wasn't going to tell them where the boat was! LOL)
But, if I have a question, any number of my support groups will have answers for me. If I schedule a field trip, it's sure to fill up quickly. :) I'm sure there are some protective groups out there, I just haven't met or dealt with them yet.
Wendy, thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to stop in and share your wisdom