AAH Newcomers Guide update
The information in this guide is presented for parents to use or to disregard as they choose. Opinions expressed or implied are those of the authors and are not necessarily shared by everyone in the Austin Area Homeschoolers (AAH) support group. AAH as an organization neither endorses nor opposes any particular educational philosophy, method, supplier, service, material, or publisher. Our group serves all types of homeschoolers, without regard to their lifestyles, religions or beliefs, cultures, races, educational backgrounds, political affiliations, economic group, or family sizes. We support the right of parents to choose whichever methods, philosophies, and materials they determine will best meet the current needs of their own children. While AAH parents believe that we have chosen the best approaches for our own families, we respect conflicting decisions made by other parents. We celebrate our diversity, and we agree to disagree on many subjects.

None of the information in this publication should be construed as legal advice.

Article titled "Our Non-Directed Support Organization," ©Earl Gary Stevens 1995, 25 Belmeade Road, Portland, Maine 04101. Used by permission.

Remainder of guide © Paula Pierce & Brenda Hardesty 2003, 32 Margranita Csnt., Austin, TX 78703. Permission is hereby granted for individuals or libraries to photocopy or otherwise duplicate this information in the "Newcomers' Guide" without charge for their own use and / or for use in a public or private library. If you wish to duplicate for any other purposes, please contact the copyright holder to obtain permission to reprint.

Updated by Engela Edwards and Betsy Orf November 2009. 
Updated again 2012.

Welcome to Homeschooling in Austin, Texas Top Ten Questions for Newcomers Start With the Basics Some Austin Area Homeschoolers Activities Our Non-Directed Support Organization

Legal Issues for Texas Homeschoolers

Curriculum Issues Transcripts and College Admissions Resources Words of Wisdom From AAH Parents

Appendix A: Maps to Parks That Are Frequently Used for AAH Park Days

Appendix B: Homeschooling Catalogs

Austin Area Homeschoolers' Web Site

Newcomers' Guide Index was intentional kept in an easy to print format.