Home Ed seems to be getting some positive press these days. It's kinda cool. When we started it was an absolute labyrinth to find out:
1) if there were home educators nearby
2) where they met
3) if we were welcome
For me, it involved a backdated search of a yahoo group and a few cheeky emails to a randomer I'd found who had once posted about a group that might have met on a wednesday 2 years ago. The person didn't even home educate any more, but was pleasant enough and supplied me with the proper information.
So I toddled off with the 3 year old in tow and found my people.
These days a quick facebook search brings up 3 separate groups for my town alone, with more for the surrounding towns and cities. Spoiled for choice :)