Our children didn't come with manuals, and neither did our choice to homeschool them. We have taken our uncommon kiddos down a path that isn't the common public or private school choice, and no state entity is tasked with making sure we have the help we need to make things run smoothly. But, even if there aren't gifted or 2e kiddos at home, Washington homeschooling parents need to be kept up-t0-date on important information like state laws, student opportunities, education resources, and much more.
With that, though, there is one group out there who can help. Washington Homeschool Organization is a nonprofit organization intent on providing assistance and information to the state's homeschooling families. I don't know about you, but, while I would find it very interesting, I just don't have enough time to "keep abreast of legislative developments" that would affect me as a homeschooler, and my circle is too small to provide enough assistance to "parents who are considering homeschooling" or "resource information and support" to those already homeschooling. Washington Homeschool Organization can and does do that and much more.
Check out their website and Facebook page, and, next month, check out their conference. I'll be there as well, manning the NWGCA information table in the Exhibit Hall and stepping out to give two workshops. Be sure to stop by and say hello!