We homeschool our DS1, who is autistic and has many medical issues as well. We had been doing a verbal behavior model of ABA but with our 2 1/2 year old becoming MUCH more curious and interested in everything that really has been difficult to implement properly. I am looking at RDI now and in the meantime have just really switched around our approach - trying to hit the same concepts in a more generalized manner. It has been hard some days, but part of that is I am also 22 weeks pg with our third child so my energy has been up and down the past few months. It is wonderful, though, to be able to be there when certain concepts "click" and for all the little moments that I would miss were he still in school. He did a year of preschool but couldn't handle it medically, plus I felt the program was not a good match for him anyway. He is VERY pre-academic with global delays and is non-verbal. In many ways our 2 1/2 year old is passing him developmentally. Having him at home has really allowed me to focus on the areas that we feel are important that we would not have been able to address as intensely with him gone all day, such as self-feeding and dressing, etc. However, there are days that I wonder if I am shorting DS2 because of the enourmous amount of time and attention that DS1 requires. I am coming into a compromise with everything, though, and right now feel ok with where we are. I have also hired a friend who does tutoring and has worked in Spec Ed (now is retired) and she works with him two days a week for a couple of hours at a time. It really helps him not become too rigid in his routine and it is good for him to work with another person in a different environment. (We go to her house for that.) It also allows us to set up small group activities with her and I and the two boys.
Anyway, overall I am happy with our decision to homeschool. I'm not sure how many years we will continue but we will reassess as necessary as we go.
Good luck with whatever you decide!
Mamma to three boys : We love :::