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Homeschoolers Meet and Learn

Today in the South, in the East, and in the Midwest—in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Texas—homeschoolers are gathering at conferences that enable them to learn together, share ideas, see new products, socialize, and support each other. After the nine conferences ending today, there will be 10 more homeschool conferences in May in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

The conferences in session today are focused by being geared towards exploring resources or curriculum, being regional meetings, or being Christian or specifically Catholic. At the Middle Tennessee Home Education Association Curriculum Fair—where they anticipated that three exhibitors would have to cancel due to flooding—they are offering:

• speakers

• the ASVAB Career Exploration Program for students in grades 10–12 and recent graduates

• workshops in music, science, history, kindergarten instruction, pedagogy, the future of homeschooling, language arts, games, spelling, geography, career planning, earning style differences, combining marriage with homeschooling, brain development, literature for teaching, writing, character building, SAT test preparation, college admissions, Christian curriculum, misconceptions about homeschooling, and homeschooling in relation to the constitution

• 102 exhibitors from Christian and secular publishers of homeschool materials, specialists in learning disabilities, Drivers’ Ed instructors, regional educational groups, homeschool magazines, institutions of higher education, and the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)

To learn more about home school conventions and conferences, read “Homeschool Conferences” at our sister website Let’s Homeschool.



Vocational Rehabilitation

With unemployment rates reaching near record numbers it is becoming more difficult for people with an education, training, and skills to find employment. Now imagine how difficult it would be if these people did not have these advantages. What about those who also have physical disabilities or learning disabilities? Even when our country is not suffering financial difficulties it can be very difficult for people with disabilities to find a way to support their families.

Vocational Rehabilitation services are available all across our country to help assist people with disabilities in getting the education, skills, and training they need to be able to support themselves and their families. There are many great vocational schools available. If you are disabled or unemployed I would encourage you to find out if you are eligible to get assistance from your local vocational rehabilitation offices.

Read our most recent article to learn more about vocational rehabilitation.