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Advocacy & Support

Organizations and groups that advocate SDE and support SDE practitioners, facilitators, and/or community organizers.

Advocacy Organizations

Regional, national, and international organizations that advance the SDE movement (or related causes) through direct advocacy work and/or by supporting individual advocates and local organizers.

Divergent Labs

We are creating autistic spaces that make it possible for the genius, integrity, concern for details, and specialized focus that are the trademarks of the autistic mind to be expressed to and to create value.

Florida Unschoolers

A tuition-free, private/umbrella “school” (a legal entity, not a physical or virtual school) that provides a means for nearly 6,000 Florida unschoolers and homeschoolers to comply with the state’s compulsory attendance law.

Home Education UK

A website that provides support and campaigns for parents and children’s right to home educate without interference. HE UK was originally set up in 2000 and now has over 150 pages of information. HE UK also runs forums and mailing lists.

Peer Unschooling Network (PUN)

A digital community for teen unschoolers to make friends, discuss projects, question the meaning of life, and support those interested in self-directed learning to take the leap.

Unschooling Canada Association

A non-profit association aiming to provide support, information and advocacy to unschooling and self-directed learning across North America via Facebook and our website, providing an annual conference and monthly live webinars to members.

Conferences, Retreats & Festivals

Recurring (usually annual) SDE-themed gatherings, often family-oriented, where attendees can share knowledge and enjoy being immersed in a community of like-minded people.

AERO Conference

The Alternative Education Resource Organization’s goal is to advance a student-driven, learner-centered approached to education. Their annual conference brings together democratic schools, unschoolers, charter schools, and more.

Divergent Labs

We are creating autistic spaces that make it possible for the genius, integrity, concern for details, and specialized focus that are the trademarks of the autistic mind to be expressed to and to create value.

Life is Good Conference

An annual unschooling conference for families to spend a long weekend together, sharing information and making new friends.

Self-Directed Path Conference and Workshop

Annual conferences that create awareness, form valuable connections and community, and provide variety of useful resources for walking an alternative, self-directed educational/life path.

Local SDE Groups

Groups of SDE-aligned parents, facilitators, and advocates who meet regularly, in person, to share support and information about SDE and/or to organize local SDE advocacy projects.

Atlanta SDE + Social Justice Group

A group of parents, school leaders and involved adults meeting every 3 months to create community and support each other in the intersection of SDE and Social Justice

Louisville KY SDE

A local support group for parents and other advocates of SDE in the Louisville, KY, area. Weekly meetups as well as online group.

Portland Self-Directed Education

Our goal is to make Portland a model city for SDE options, and to provide support for families and organization that are aligned with SDE in the city.

Self-Directed Path Group, Dallas TX

Our mission is to create awareness, valuable connections and community, and a variety of useful resources for walking an alternative, self-directed path in Dallas/Ft Worth!

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