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Some Support Groups

The following is a list of just some of the support groups in our area, or with members from our area.
[I] indicates inclusive groups. 
The affiliation of other groups should be obvious (but if not, will appear in [brackets]). 
I'm attempting to make this listing alphabetical by Group Name -- for those groups where the location may not be specifically reflected in the name, I've put the city in parentheses.

Area Groups

  • Austin Area Homeschoolers or AAH (you're already here). [I]
  • Austin Area Homeschoolers E-Mail List this site provides information on how to join the various AAH e-mail lists. [I]
  • Austin Area Homeschoolers Online Newcomers' Guide is an excellent resource for new homeschoolers or new to the Austin area homeschoolers. [I]
  • Bastrop County Homeschoolers email list: 

    Welcomes all homeschooling families in Bastrop County.  There are no religious requirements in order to join. There are no requirements of other memberships in order to join.  We welcome all races, ethnic groups and religions. Parents of children of all learning styles and abilities/disabilities are welcome. [I]
  • Christian Home Educators Association of Central Texas (CHEACT) statement of faith and dues required.
  • Dripping Springs Area Homeschool Association:  A Network for Home Education in the Dripping Springs, Texas Area - providing a way for area homeschoolers, as well as those families considering homeschooling, to connect with other homeschoolers and to plan and announce workshops, field trips, and group activities. A network for home education in Dripping Springs, Texas and surrounding communities -- DSAHA welcomes any and all families who are considering or who choose to educate their children at home. There are no membership dues and no special requirements for membership. [I]
  • Holy Family Homeschoolers Austin -- Support and field trip group with a Catholic focus, though we don't require any statement of faith.We have field trips and other activities such as a curriculum exchange, Moms' nights out, and a 4th of July picnic.  For more information contact HFH
  • Learning Without Limits is a secular homeschooling community in the Williamson County and far North Travis County area.  We are Hindus, Jews, Christians, Atheists, Pagans, Republicans, Libertarians, Democrats, Unschoolers, Classicists.....Some of us have been homeschooling for quite some time and others have just decided to do so.  We have kids of all ages and our parenting and homeschooling styles often differ.  What we have in common is a deeply rooted commitment to our children, an equally deep-rooted respect for diversity and a willingness to share our individual experiences as well as to support one another's individual paths without imposing our own.  We offer a Mother's Night Out, Park Days and summertime pool and lake activities.  Contact List Owner for more information. [I]
  • San Gabriel Homeschoolers:  An inclusive homeschool support group for Georgetown, Round Rock, Leander (Texas) and surrounding areas. We welcome diversity! We have come together in the spirit of raising our children in a caring, respectful environment. Our group is named for the San Gabriel Rivers, which flow through our area. [I]
  • Smoothing the Way  -- is a commercial support group in Austin, Texas, which is dedicated to serving first-year homeschooling mothers.  Each month a topic of specific interest to the new homeschooler is offered.  Veteran homeschooling moms and guest speakers are available to inform and encourage those who have decided to take on the exciting, yet sometimes daunting, task of educating their own children.  This Christian group is open to all, its focus being on helping new homeschoolers get started.  Fees are involved.
  • Austin HS Learning Differences Support
  • An email discussion list for homeschooling parents in the greater Austin, Texas area whose children have either been diagnosed with a learning difference, or display some of the symptoms. [I]
  • Lake Travis Homeschoolers is a group of homeschoolers supporting the Lake Travis area of Texas including Apache Shores, Bee Cave, Bee Creek, Briarcliff, Cardinal Hills, Hamilton Pool, Hudson Bend, Lake Pointe, Lakeway, Spicewood, Steiner Ranch, and The Hills.
  • South of the River Homeschoolers:  Austin.  A group of homeschooling families in Austin, TX who (mostly) live south of the river (actually LadyBird Lake). [I]
Texas groups
  • TAFFIE (Texas Advocates for Freedom in Education) -- The TAFFIE mailing list is for anyone interested in topics related to homeschooling in Texas and offers a wide range of perspectives and beliefs. [I]
  • Texas Home School Coalition -- dedicated to serving and protecting the homeschool community of Texas
  • TxGifted -- an e-mail group, is a non-sectarian, inclusive group of Texans who are homeschooling their gifted children. [I]
MORE groups are listed in the files and links area of the AAH announce list.