Nontraditional Education and Children with Disabilities

VELA Education Fund was proud to co-host on March 3 an important conversation about meeting the needs of children with disabilities. A panel of parents, educators, and researchers shared their experiences with nontraditional education models and how the flexibility inherent to operating beyond the conventional system can best support children with disabilities.

Panelists included:

Lisa Sims, Lisa Teach Me
Alisha DeCou, Serenity in Chaos Microschool
Rochelle Mathews-Somerville, HSLDA
Rachel Cagliani, University of Georgia
Hamida Jinnah, University of Georgia

The conversation was moderated by Cheryl Fields-Smith, a researcher at the University of Georgia whose research interests include Black homeschooling families. 

The University of Georgia’s Mary Frances Early College of Education also co-sponsored this event.