Are you homeschooling a child who has unique learning needs or challenges? We’ve got a refreshing and practical 4-hour conference planned for you Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 12:45 – 4:45 PM. 

Our team is working hard behind the scenes to pull together all of the details for this special 4-hour conference. Please check back soon for additional information and details.

Attend the Special Learners Conference by itself or make plans to join us for the AFHE Homeschool Convention Friday and Saturday as well and enjoy all three days where you’ll get encouraged and equipped for the homeschool journey. 

Registration opens April 13

SPECIAL DISCOUNT: If you add Special Learners Conference adult registration to your AFHE Convention registration, you’ll save $5 off the already low price of just $20 for an individual adult or married couple. 

Special Thanks to Our Event Sponsor

A special thank you to our sponsor, HSLDA. Through the generous support of organizations like HSLDA, we are able to provide a high-quality event at an affordable cost to our attendees. 

Steve Demme


Steve and his wife Sandra have been married since 1979. They have been blessed with four sons, three lovely daughters-in-law, and two special grandchildren. Their fourth son has Down Syndrome and lives with them in Lititz, PA. Steve has served in full or part time pastoral ministry for many years after graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the creator of Math-U-See and the founder of Building Faith Families.

Building Faith Families  |  Demme Learning

Gretchen Roe


Gretchen Roe has 21 years of home education experience with her six children, four of whom are now college graduates. With a degree in Psychology and Child Development, she has spent the last 19 years in positions of homeschool advocacy, having a special bond with families of children who have to work harder to learn. A former business owner, she has served on a variety of nonprofit boards. A Consultative Sales Representative with Demme Learning since 2014, Gretchen loves all things furry, working on their family’s small farm, and is the proud owner of a Black Belt in Taekwondo.

Demme Learning

Krisa Winn


For more than 20 years, Krisa has been a classroom teacher in both the private Christian school and public school settings. She has also worked as a private tutor and early childhood intervention specialist. Throughout her career, she has had many opportunities to work with children with various special needs. Students with attention deficit disorder, attachment issues, developmental delays, auditory processing disorder, sensory processing disorders and autism have filled her class rosters and her heart. In 2012, Krisa joined Home School Legal Defense Association as an educational consultant where she uses her past experiences in education to serve homeschooling families.

Home School Legal Defense Association

Penny Rogers


Penny Rogers has been wife to Michael for 25 years as well as mom to Logan who has autism, and Madison. Based on her own very personal and often difficult experiences living in Autismland, she hopes to educate families of children with autism on how to navigate their world from pre-diagnosis to adulthood with hope, encouragement, and frugality.

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