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    "If he's so gifted, then why is his fly unzipped?"

    lol, Grinity! With me, it's their search technique. If they're so smart, why on EARTH can they be staring RIGHT AT the thing they're looking for and not see it, while I tell them, right there, no, turn, no, look, down, right there by your elbow!! It's like they become selectively blind. thank you for the library info, btw...and for the suggestions on what to say. I'll have to write it on the back of my hand or something! :-)

    And Kriston, about the homeschooling groups...I tried to find a local one the beginning of this year on my BIL's advice, and didn't find an active one. But maybe as I wade deeper into these waters I'll find something. I'm already amazed at the things I didn't know were out there...and that I didn't know I didn't know! All the acronyms for tests I haven't heard of are impressive.

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    It's true that much varies by area. I'll see what I can dig up for you...


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    Originally Posted by montana
    It's just that for me, with my friend and family history, it's an option that makes me awfully anxious, and reading that it's thought to be about the only option for kids with scores like my son makes me extra anxious!!
    Well there is homeschooling, subject accel, afterschooling, summer programs and Saturday classes, and personality transplants. Also medication ((Joking)) I think that for some kids skips really stink, and it is a total shame that that's the 'least worst' option. I agree 'be afraid, be very afraid' because your kid has already proven that the personality transplant isn't likely to work.

    Weird, huh?

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    Here's what I found. Hopefully some of it is new to you. Fingers crossed!

    Some of these groups may be religiously affiliated. I'm not screening them, so if that is a concern, please check carefully and know that I'm not pushing anything on you. (I'm a secular homeschooler myself.)

    http://members.cox.net/ct-homeschool/supportg.htm
    http://www.home-school.com/groups/CT.html
    http://www.cthomeschoolersinclusive.org/
    http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/regional/Connecticut.htm
    http://www.hslda.org/orgs/default.asp?State=CT
    http://www.cthomeschoolnetwork.org/
    http://www.homeschoolcentral.com/support/connecticut_homeschool.htm
    http://www.midnightbeach.com/hs/Connecticut.html
    http://homeschooling.about.com/od/usact/Connecticut_Homeschooling.htm
    http://www.shorelinehomeschoolers.org/joomla/
    http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/states/connecticut.php

    I suspect the lists tend to repeat the same groups over and over, so there's probably a lot less here than it appears. But I didn't want to miss anything, so I sent all the links.

    Also, be aware that sometimes the most active groups aren't on the Web. I'm a member of a group that you only learn about through knowing other homeschoolers. Search for it, and you'd come up empty. But if you go where the homeschoolers are, you find out about it.

    Feel free to ignore if this isn't useful, and as I said, absolutely NO pressure! smile But it does look like there are groups in the state, at least.

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