Resources, training, tools, and encouragement that empower families to teach unique learners at home

Pre to Post-Pandemic Homeschooling Statistics

3.9 million

Children homeschooled with unique learning needs per the data provided by the US Census Bureau and Hanover Research

3.2 million

New homeschooling families of unique learners since the pandemic per the data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics

52% of homeschooling parents surveyed in 2021 stated “Lack of accommodations for my child” was their reason for homeschooling

Per the Hanover Research, Homeschooling Marketing Survey, Nov 23, 2021

Children with learning challenges are not receiving an adequate education because of:

  • increased usage of remote learning
  • unresolved or lengthy IEP disputes
  • undiagnosed learning challenges
  • increased classroom sizes
  • bullying…and the list goes on

Parents are standing up and changing these outcomes by homeschooling…but they need to be empowered to teach their unique learners. That’s the mission of SPED Homeschool!

We believe

…every child can succeed when provided individualized instruction and that homeschooling is one of the best options a family has for providing this type of education for a unique learner.

Our work at SPED Homeschool

…builds upon our board and team’s diverse homeschooling experiences, training, gifts, and enthusiasm for home education to equip other parents to homeschool their children with unique learning needs.

We provide families with

…quality homeschool information and resources from the perspective of parents who have homeschooled our own struggling learners, providing encouragement and hope for their homeschooling journey and for the bright future God has for their student.

We partner in these efforts with

trusted curriculum providers, consultants, therapist, bloggers and other organizations who share our vision and desire to co-labor with us to empower homeschooling families of unique learners.


“Families who choose to homeschool do not do so lightly…these families sacrifice careers, time, and money because they believe their children have a better future than most educational institutions are willing to help them achieve. We must empower these families to reach that goal and press forward in our efforts to make homeschooling a more accessible school choice.”

Peggy Ployhar

Founder & CEO | SPED Homeschool

Engaging customer experience so that as an end result, we be CMSable. Leverage below the fold and finally gain traction. Generating bleeding edge and creating actionable insights.

Jeff Barber

Brand Expert | Mantell Design

Generating best in class in order to improve overall outcomes. Inform outside the box thinking and finally target the low hanging fruit. Repurose big data and possibly gain traction.

Earl Jackson

Support Staff | Gerwyn Financial

Our Services


Preferred Partners

We review curriculum developers, therapists, consultants, tutors, testing providers, bloggers, and other related organizations so parents can choose resources with confidence

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We provide training and support through webinars, courses, and an online community so parents can connect and learn with others on how to teach to their student’s unique learning needs

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We provide a weekly live broadcast hosted by SPED Homeschool Founder & CEO Peggy Ployhar with special guests who discuss topics relevant to homeschooling unique learners

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Homeschooling Tools

We provide checklists, guides, downloads, blogs, podcasts, and videos families can use to be equipped and encouraged from the beginning to the end of their homeschooling journey 

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Recent Reviews

The SPED Homeschool organization has created a positive impact on my homeschooling family of six. This organization has provided my family with free tools, resources, and support. For homeschooling families that have children with special needs, it also provides a sense of community… The SPED Homeschool organization provides many opportunities to educate, inform, as well as connect parents of children with special needs with other homeschooling families of children with special needs and experts.

Tracy Criswell

SPED Homeschool has empowered me not only as a homeschooling mama, but also as a professional, special needs consultant by providing a platform to be able to share with other families our personal homeschooling journey, as well as be a safe and welcoming place to network, share resources, and to glean encouragement, wisdom and knowledge from others’ training and experiences.

Faith Berens, HSLDA Special Needs Consultant & SPED Homeschool Board Member

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