Homeschooling a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Have you ever felt that the one-size-fits-all approach to education isn’t working for your child with ASD? Your child perceives and interacts with the world uniquely and, thus, needs a unique approach to education. There is no other child quite like yours, so how can you expect a teacher with 25-30 other students to meet […] READ MORE

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Meet Our Academic Advisors: Dorene Gorsuch

Dorene Gorsuch is one of  Bridgeway Academy’s academic advisors, but she’s really so much more than a job description. “For me, the most important part about being an academic advisor is establishing relationships with families,” the mother of two grown children explains. “I want them to know that they’re not just names on my list. […] READ MORE

How to Homeschool a Child with Dyslexia

If your child has dyslexia you most likely have a number of walls in reading, spelling, and organization. The challenges that dyslexia presents can be overwhelming and defeating. But, dyslexia isn’t a disaster for your learner, quite the opposite. You have reasons to be encouraged after a dyslexia diagnosis. The great news is you’ve already […] READ MORE

Student Showcase: Fighting Dyslexia: The Gift of Homeschooling

When the private school Ella Crawford was attending decided to implement Common Core, mom Holly knew it was time for a change. “I tried for so many years to build her self-esteem,” Holly says. “Common Core is not made for a dyslexic child. I did not want to destroy her self-esteem. You never want to […] READ MORE

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Meet our Academic Advisors: Special Needs Kids Get Special Care

Bridgeway Academic Advisor Angela Schmoyer specializes in supporting students with special needs and learning disabilities. Angela lives along the Kittatinny Ridge of the Appalachian Mountains in Pennsylvania, very close to historic Hawk Mountain, the first raptor sanctuary in North America. Along with her children, Olivia and Maxwell, and husband Justin, Angela loves hiking the nearby […] READ MORE

Bridgeway approved: PLSA Gardiner Scholarship for Special Needs Students

This is special. Very special. Especially for children with special needs. Bridgeway Academy’s Florida-based homeschooling families with special educational needs (SEN) children are now eligible for the PLSA Florida Gardiner Scholarship to reimburse costs for our Customized package. Bridgeway Academy President and owner Jessica Parnell says that the scholarship’s affiliation is a validation of the […] READ MORE

5 Tips for Autism Awareness Month

Imagine this scene: you’re walking with your child, hand-in-hand, when you hear a loud noise or wailing. Instantly you both turn toward the sound to find a child with autism screaming or raging, struggling with sensory overload or trapped in a situation where they cannot cope. Their parent or caregiver tries to calm them down […] READ MORE

Autism Awareness Month: How To Motivate and Encourage Your Learner

Parenting a child with autism spectrum disorder is a gift, but can be very challenging and isolating. During Autism Awareness Month, we want to bring attention to one particularly difficult area, motivation. Encouraging any student to fight through tough or boring subjects is a challenge in itself. However, it’s uniquely difficult for parents of students […] READ MORE