Locally, she remains involved with the homeschool community. She helps lead a private online yahoo group for Northern Virginian homeschoolers with children with special needs. (Contact her to request an invitation.)
Apart from her work with students with special needs, she keeps in touch with local homeschoolers as she serves as assistant administrator at Centreville Homeschool Enrichment Support Services, which provides a la carte classes for homeschooled teens, but does not give chess lessons.(C.H.E.S.S. is not designed for teens with special needs, although a few have successfully taken some classes there.)
Kathy belongs to and recommends the following national organizations as good sources of information: HSLDA – the Home School Legal Defense Association, LDA – the Learning Disabilities Association, CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder, and IDA – the International Dyslexia Association. She is also a member of these regional groups: HEAV – the Home Educators Association of Virginia, VaHomeschoolers,WISER – Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources, and the ADHD Resource Group of Northern Virginia, among other organizations.
Kathy and her husband Fred are members of New Hope Presbyterian Church, have two grown children, and live in Herndon, Virginia.