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IAGC Mission and Goals


The Illinois Association for Gifted Children empowers educators, families and communities by advancing effective practices, programs and policies to promote the development of gifted and talented children throughout Illinois.


Your membership supports IAGC’s vision. It is the vision of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children that the diverse expression of gifts and talents of all individuals are valued by society. Responsibility for nurturing, encouraging, and supporting the full development of potential in gifted children is accepted and shared by their families, educators, and communities. Individuals value themselves and their accomplishments. Their contributions are celebrated by society.


    • To promote advocacy efforts that benefit gifted and talented children by establishing an effective political network.
    • To develop standards of quality for what teachers and other professionals need to know about educating children with gifts and talents.
    • To develop standards to evaluate the appropriateness of programs and services which affect the lives of children with gifts and talents.
    • To foster professional growth of educators by providing opportunities to learn about standards of quality for understanding and teaching children with gifts and talents.
    • To network with others by disseminating news and information to educators and parents through regular communication in the form of a newsletter, journal and the Internet.
    • To work with the Illinois State Board of Education, universities, and other organizations that serve children with gifts and talents.
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Illinois Association for Gifted Children

800 E. Northwest Hwy., Suite 610
Palatine, IL 60074

Ph: 847-963-1892
Fax: 847-963-1893

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The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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