Helpful Links

Extracurricular -- local
Atlanta Flying Disc Club
Open to homeschoolers
Atlanta Maker Faire
Held in Decatur, and open to anyone who wants to participate as a maker, a volunteer, or an attendee.
Avondale Children's Choir
Community choir for children age 6-16; meets at the same space where LEAD holds classes. Several LEAD kids are part of the choir.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Offers classes and workshops for all ages in visual, literary, and performing arts.
Civil Air Patrol
The Civil Air Patrol is the US Air Force Auxiliary. Not the military, they fly 90% of the air search and rescue missions in the US, and on average save 26 lives each year. They offer Cadet programs for boys and girls age 12-18; meets locally at Peachtre Dekalb Airport.
Druid Hills Youth Sports
Baseball and softball at Medlock Park
East Atlanta Mustangs (football)
High School football team for boys ages 13-18 that are homeschooled or attend a school that does not have a football team
Geocaching
Fun, family-friendly activity; there lots of local spots for geocaching
Geocaching 101 and GPS
Useful information on what Geocaching is and what is needed for it.
Georgia Debate Institute
Local resource for students wanting to learn to debate.
Harmony Chorus
Atlanta's International Youth Chorus, for kids age 6-18.
Homeschool Golf
Classes and camps for homeschoolers
Ice Forum
Located in Duluth; offers monthly homeschool days
Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club
Canoe and Kayak club open to homeschoolers
Letterboxing
Outdoor treasure hunting, similar to geocaching, but slightly more challenging
Riverside Voice and Piano
Voice and piano lessons with Andria Rush, M.Ed.
Robotics & Chess
Classes, workshops, and camps at various locations around town (including a weekly class at LEAD).
Start Code
Local coding classes and camps for homeschoolers; located in Toco Hills
Zoo Atlanta Homeschool Academy
Monthly homeschool science program, for K-12, run by Zoo Atlanta.
Learning Differences
American Dyslexia Association
Good information and lots of freebies.
Audiblox
A multi-sensory brain-training program for kids with dyslexia or other learning difficulties.
Barton Reading and Spelling Program
Online tutoring program for anyone struggling with spelling, reading, or writing due to a learning disability.
Bright Solutions for Dyslexia
Online resource for families dealing with dyslexia.
Child Diagnostics
Online program to help you identify problem areas with struggling learners.
Cerebral Matters
Resource for improving executive function skills.
Davis Dyslexia
Online tutoring program
Cook Vision Therapy
For help with a variety of vision-related learning challenges.
Decatur Dyslexia Network
Local resource and support for families dealing with dyslexia.
Dragon Naturally Speaking
Helpful speech recognition software that gives kids (or adults) the opportunity to express themselves in written form without the tedium of writing or typing
Frontier League Baseball
Low stress, fun baseball for kids with ADHD, ADD, Apraxia, Speech Delays, Dyslexia, and Auditory Processing Disorder and other mild challenges
Georgia Occupational Therapy Association
Helpful state-wide resource.
Guide to Overcoming Dyslexia
Online resource guide for overcoming dyslexia
Handwriting Repair
Help for students (or adults) with dysgraphia.
International Dyslexia Association
Kids Enabled
Providing resources for the learning differences community.
Learning Ally
Audio books for blind and dyslexic students.
Learning Disabilities Association of Georgia
Great local resource for families dealing with learning disabilities.
Lindamood Bell
Online resource and tutoring for students with autism, dyslexia, and/or other learning challenges.
Misunderstood Minds
PBS series webpage, with numerous resources.
Oakhurst OT
Occupational therapy in Oakhurst.
PACE
Online resource to improve processing skills for students with learning disabilities.
Vision Performance Center
Can help with a variety of vision-related learning challenges.
Wordshark & Numbershark
Online program from the UK, designed to help students improve their reading, spelling, and numeracy skills.
Zane Education
Online learning resource for students with ADD, special needs, or learning disabilities.
Misc. Online Resources
ASVB Practice Tests
Offers Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) practice tests for those considering joining the military
Atlanta Homeschool magazine
Your local homeschool connection
Best of Homeschooling
A collection of useful homeschooling resources
GPB.org
Georgia Public Broadcasting's resources for education
Home | School | Life Magazine
National online secular homeschooling publication, full of wonderful articles and resources
Homeschool Buyer's Co-op
Low cost homeschool curricula and resources
Homeschool Hack Life
12 dozen places to educate yourself online for free
Homeschooling Ideas
Inspired homeschooling, for free
Learn in Freedom
Resources for learning in freedom
Lit2Go
Free online collection of audiobook stories and poems.
Open Culture
Free online cultural and educational media
Rated Online Homeschool Programs
Reviews for online homeschool programs from Consumer Affairs.
Simple Homeschool
Blog about homeschooling
Sterling Home School
Homeschool ideas and resources
Summerly Homeschool
Offers a homeschool blog, information on local events, unit study pdfs, and consulting services (owned/operated by a longtime LEAD member)
Woodlands School Kent
Collection of homeschooling resources from the UK
Tutoring Services
Atlanta Reading & Language Therapy
Assistance in reading, speech, language or other academic areas
Grade Potential Tutoring
In home tutoring services for all subjects, all grade levels
Online Scribblers
Online, personalized writing classes