The Home School Legal Defense Association is a non-profit organization established to defend and advocate for home school freedoms in legal court issues, on Capital Hill, in state legislatures, in the media and fund research on home education. Their website has a colllection of research done on homeschooling that can be very helpful to media, parents, and concerned grandparents.
Although Indiana is currently considered a "low regulation state" in regards to Indiana Homeschool Law, we have to be vigilant to keep our freedom. HSLDA has an attorney assigned to review all Indiana proposed legislation and notify homeschoolers on their e-list if there is a bill to be concerned about. Anyone can request to be on the E-lert Service which will keep you posted about legislative concerns in Indiana and federally.
On the HSLDA website, you can review their legal analysis of Indiana Law regarding homeschooling.
Here is a link to give you info on all of your elected officials - local to national: HSLDA Legislative Action Center.
HSLDA will provide legal representation for member families if there is an issue with the local school corporation, Child Protective Services, or educational discrimination.
To promote a clearer understanding of home schooling and dispel myths, HSLDA funds research and publishes reports on home schooling, including a brochure, You Can Home School, which has a good overview, helpful tips and research on home schooling statistics to share with friends and family.
HSLDA has an outstanding website on Homeschooling Thru Highschool and a second website devoted to Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner. Both are full of great resources.
For more about HSLDA, membership, benefits, click here. Your annual membership fee can be discounted by listing the Indiana Foundation for Home Schooling discount group # 299809 on your HSLDA application.