The most supportive and informative support network for me in the pre-homeschooling and early homeschooling years was not an organization of people, it was books! I entered the homeschooling scene just before the Internet took off.
Local libraries do not typically have books about homeschooling so I wound up having to buy books in order to read them. I decided to photograph my homeschool book collection before I culled it to reduce my collection.
Shown here is one half of my desk which has a bookcase that holds books about home education and some about learning issues. There are some autism spectrum books here due to my curiosity and attempt to understand the condition (as my nephew has severe autism and some kids we know are on the spectrum).
When I sit at my computer this is the workstation to my right. When I have needed information or to feel supported or not isolated in our home education journey often all I had to do was look to these shelves and just the spines with their titles reassured me that some people know homeschooling can be fantastic and good for kids. I have read most of these books cover to cover though at one point and some serve as references which I refer to on an as needed basis (so I plan to keep more than half of these books). (Not shown is the other half of my desk which contains books in general education, education reform, and reference materials i.e. book list books. Maybe I'll photograph those soon.) If you are curious to read the spines to see my books, you can double click on the photo and it will enlarge on your screen.