Gifted Children's Resource Guide
Organizations for Parents of Gifted Children
National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC)
The organisation combines the input of parents, educational figures and other professionals involved in the teaching profession, in order to discuss and address the needs of talented children. When you become a member of NAGC, your subscription includes receiving a regular magazine they produce called Parenting for High Potential, which contains articles that you are sure to find of interest as they are centered on how to develop talented students and the issues they might face
Illinois Association for Gifted Children (IAGC)
The Illinois Association for Gifted Children (IAGC) is a not-for-profit corporation that was established in 1989 by a small group of educators who wanted to create a voice within Illinois to further the opportunities to better understand the educational and social/emotional needs of gifted individuals. To that end, gifted educators, parents of gifted children, and other individuals continue to support the IAGC mission and related goals.
IAGC Community Parent Groups
Many towns in the Chicago area have active Parent Groups. This is a list of Illinois Gifted Parent Affiliates and Organizations. Click/Tap on their websites or call your local school about how to contact these groups.
Other Community Parent Groups
Parents for Gifted Education
Member of Illinois Association for Gifted Children, and an affiliate of National Association for Gifted Children. Their purpose is to support and promote gifted education in District 205, involving parents, faculty members and administrators.
What Does P.G.E. Do?
P.G.E supports the centralized academic and creative and performing arts gifted program that serves approximately 1,400 students at four campuses: King Elementary, West Middle, Ellis Arts Academy and Auburn High schools.
Membership is free to families in the Program; however a ten dollar donation helps defray expenses for directory, newsletters, teacher appreciation, guest speakers, postage, etc.
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