They are an organization founded by Michael Farris in 1983, who put together a team of Christian, Homeschooling dad, lawyers that act as legislative watch dogs on behalf of home schooling across the country. This may not sound like a big deal, but in fact they are on the front lines for many families that are legally harassed or challenged regarding home schooling. They are largely responsible for helping to get home schooling legal in all 50 states and they continue to defend and protect parental rights to home educate their children.
For $120 annually, you can join HSLDA, which assures you “free” legal counsel or representation if you are ever challenged regarding home schooling. It’s kind of like Homeschool Insurance. They offer an affordable monthly pay plan, for only $10 a month. I have been home schooling for 17 years, and I wouldn’t home school without them.
Also… their website is full of resources, some even for non-members. And they offer e-lerts, sending important info out when needed. They offer newsletters and helps for all seasons of home schooling including the struggling or special needs learner, and a Homeschooling High School newsletter that is full of tips and advice and nuggets of wisdom, as well as transcript help, and oodles of other resources.
Visit their website for more information: www.hslda.org