If you are home educating a child with special educational needs, or if this is something that you are thinking about, then you are welcome to join the HE-Special-UK discussion mailing list.
You can subscribe online by following this link.(this will open a new window)
You can also subscribe by sending an blank email to...
(Leave the subject blank too)
Once we have received your subscription request, you will receive an email asking you to confirm that it was really you that asked to join the list, and that you are either already Home Educating (including flexischooling) or that you are in the process of thinking about Home Education for your children.
Once you have clicked on the 'confirmation link' in that email, you will be taken to a webpage that will let you know that you have been subscribed to the mailing list.
There may be a delay before you will get access to the list.
Mailing List FAQ
What is a discussion mailing list?
A A discussion mailing list is a group of people who are all connected by email. The mailing list is used to enable the group to talk to each other, in the way they would talk to a group of people in a room. Usually there are several ‘conversations’ taking place at the same time, about different topics.
If you want to talk to the group, to join in a conversation, you just need to reply to an email you have received from the list. Your email will then go to everyone on the list, allowing everyone the chance to read it, and maybe to reply.
If you have never been a member of a mailing list before, it is acceptable for you to sit in the background and not contribute until you are comfortable with how it all works.
Why would I want to join your mailing list?
A HE-Special-UK is a mailing list for families who Home Educate Children with Special Educational Needs. It has a UK focus, although not all the members are from the UK.
If you are in a position where you are looking into Home Education for your child, then it is a good place to go to meet people who already Home Educate and can answer some of your questions.
If you already Home Educate, the mailing list is a good place to meet like-minded people and discuss issues that come up in reference to Home Education. If you are isolated and don't live near any other Home Educators, being a part of a mailing list can give you valuable contact with other members of the Home Education community.
How many members are there in HE-Special-UK
A At the time of writing this there are around 700 members but not everyone joins in or posts regularily.
How many emails will I receive each day?
A At times the list can get busy, at other times (often school holiday times) the list can go very quiet. On average there are probably about 30 emails through the list each day. If the volume of emails becomes too much for you, you can always set yourself as “NoMail” for a little while. It is also possible to receive a digest version of the list - choose this option on the subscribers page. (Follow this link then click on "Subscribers corner")
How do I leave the mailing list?
A You can unsubscribe yourself from the mailing list at any time. You can do this through the subscriber page. (Follow this link then click on “Subscribers corner”)
Important - Please Read!
Please keep in mind that the information on the mailing list, as on this web site, is the informal exchange of ideas, between ordinary people (ie: NOT professionals), and should be accepted as such by the reader.
Once you have joined the mailing list, it is important that you take a few minutes to read our “welcome” email.
This page was updated June 2012