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IAGC Sábado para padres

Thank you for being a part of our mission to support children with advanced learning needs from all cultures and backgrounds throughout Illinois.

What is Sábado Para Padres?

IAGC is a powerful advocate for gifted and talented children in the state of Illinois, providing programs for educators, advancing best practices, and supporting policies that improve gifted education programs.

This year, the IAGC board of directors hopes to provide a more equitable experience for Spanish-speaking families of multilingual gifted and advanced students. As an underserved population, these students and their parents are often unaware of the programs, policies, and opportunities for gifted and talented students simply because this information is not readily available or shared with Spanish-speaking families. By including a parent strand specifically for Spanish speaking families, the IAGC hopes to further its mission of advocacy for all advanced learners and overcome some of the obstacles non-English speakers face as they guide their child to academic and life success.

Through corporate donations, the IAGC will serve Spanish-speaking attendees who might have been previously unable to access the benefits of  IAGC Parent Saturday resources.

The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 


    • This event strand is a PILOT PROGRAM for 2024.
    • Parent Participants are nominated to attend in cooperation with district Dual Language coordinators, ELL Parent Liaisons, etc.
    • Presentation Agenda runs parallel to the general Saturday Conference agenda, but is contained within one breakout room.
    • This Parent strand runs from 8:30am to 12:15pm and is CLOSED to other Conference and Parent Saturday attendees.
    • Presentation Topics for Parents include the following:  Defining Giftedness and Advanced Learning Programs; Identification and Assessment; Enrichment and Supporting Executive Functioning.
    • Parent Participants are provided a Box Lunch.
    • After lunch Parent Participants may choose to join other conference sessions during the afternoon or they are free to leave, since the parent-focused session is complete.
    • From 1:30pm - 3:15pm this strand is OPEN to other Conference attendees, addressing the needs of Dual Language students and their teachers / parents.
    • Presentation Topics for Educators and Parents include:  Creative strategies and assessments to overcome obstacles for multilingual gifted or advanced learners; College, Mentor, and Scholarship opportunities.

Make A Donation to the Sabado Para Padres Program


Contact Us:

Illinois Association for Gifted Children

1500 Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506

Ph: 630-907-5047
Fax: 630-907-5976

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The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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