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Jennifer A. Janes

Jennifer is a writer, speaker, and stay-at-home mom to two daughters, ages 8 and 10 years old. She has been married to her wonderful husband for 12 years. They live in Arkansas, where she enjoys reading, writing, speaking, Bible study, homeschooling, knitting, and spending time with friends and family.

Jennifer was involved with a program for young writers in her area for many years and is a teacher-consultant with the local site of the National Writing Project. She is also a former public school teacher and spent a year as an artist-in-residence for the regional arts and humanities council.

Jennifer is  also an advocate/case manager for her younger daughter, who has multiple special needs.

Jennifer has had several articles and anecdotes published in print publications. She is a regular contributor at HEDUA, Special Happens, Comfort in the Midst of Chaos, and Your One Tree, and she wrote for The Homeschool Village from January 2011 through December 2012. She also won the Homeschool Blog Award for Best Special Needs Blogger and was in the Top 10 Homeschool Encourager Blogs at The Homeschool Post for 2012.  Jennifer co-hosted Mustard Seed Planting with Rebecca at Mom’s Mustard Seeds on Wednesdays for almost two years.  She also hosted a special needs meet-up at The 2:1 Conference in April 2012, spoke in the special needs track at Teach Them Diligently Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, in May 2013, and she is a member of iHomeschool Network.



Jennifer Janes' Talks:

6:00 Room 170

Fully Qualified and Capable:  You Can Homeschool Your Special Needs Child

Caring for the daily needs of a child with special needs is challenging enough, but when you consider adding homeschooling to the mix, the task seems impossible. In fact, you are both qualified and capable of teaching your child. In this session, Jennifer Janes will share how God has uniquely equipped you to be your child’s best teacher



Room 170

God is A.B.L.E. - Abundant Provision for Families of Children with Special Needs

Parenting a child with special needs is exhausting---physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and financially. Jennifer Janes has seen God provide for her family in amazing and unexpected ways. Join her as she shares answered prayers and hope and encouragement for your impossible circumstances.


Room 313

Planning Homeschool for the Struggling Learner

Have a struggling learner? Feel overwhelmed and unsure how to plan for the upcoming school year? Jennifer Janes gives tips and strategies for both lesson and long-term planning and will share with you the information that has brought her the most peace and hope for the adventure of homeschooling a struggling learner.



Room 170

Struggling Learners Discussion

Join Kristen Eckenwiler and Jennifer Janes for a wonderful opportunity to ask questions, glean ideas for helping your own struggling student, and to come away encouraged in the face of your challenging circumstances. 


Room 313

Time Management for the Special Needs Homeschool Mom

Like every other mom, special needs moms only have 24 hours in each day. Our days are full of homeschooling, housework, therapy sessions, medical appointments, dispensing medication, and more. How in the world are we supposed to get it all done? In this session, Jennifer will share ideas that will help you get more out of your days with less stress.