Parents of special education students can sometimes be nervous about homeschooling: circumstances at their local school may force them to withdraw their child or, like with the recent COVID crisis, they may just think it is the best option for their family. Regardless of how these families arrive at homeschooling, it may not be as simple as buying curriculum, opening a book and leading a lesson. These students can have unique needs and require advocacy, whether with the school districts for services or simply in their day-to-day learning.
Today, Erin and Amanda speak with Regina Clausell, an educational consultant and executive coach with a combined 26 years of experience in a variety of roles in K through 12 special education and higher education. Regina details how she equips parents, families, and also educators to truly advocate for special education students and gives practical advice on how to do so!
Regina Clausell's website, Living Life With Purpose Coaching and Consulting
Homeschooling Association of California website
Homeschool.com, resources for special needs
HSLDA outlines homeschooling laws in each state
Homeschooling special education students in California
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Special Education Consultant & Coach
Regina has more than 26 years of experience in Preschool
through grade 12 education, Adult Transition, and Higher
Education. She has had the pleasure of serving students,
families, and staff in various capacities as a Human
Resources Credential Specialist, Education Specialist
(Resource Specialist program and Special Day Class),
Induction Coach, Instructional Specialist, Special
Education Principal, Speech and Language Pathology
Supervisor, School Health Services Coordinator, and
Special Education Coordinator. In addition, she has
provided professional development and support to
educators at all levels.