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Please select the links below to explore resources about gifted children.

Academic Acceleration:  IAGC Acceleration Information Page

Advocating for Your Child: see also: IAGC Webpage - Be An Advocate!

Social-Emotional Support: Social Emotional

Links to Additional Online Resources (General):

National Parenting Gifted Children Week: IAGC's 2018 mailings provide information about acceleration and perspectives from parents whose children have been accelerated in school  IAGC's 2018 National Parenting Gifted Children's Week mailings.

How To Support Your Exceptionally Able Child 

View a slideshow of "How to Support Your Exceptionally Able Child at Home and at School," presented by Margaret Keane & Anna Giflin, Giftedkids.

National Association For Gifted Children Resources for Parents

NAGC's mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. We aim to help parents and families, K-12 education professionals including support service personnel, and members of the research and higher education community who work to help gifted and talented children as they strive to achieve their personal best and contribute to their communities.

Davidson Institute

The Davidson Institute has a mission to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.  To fulfill their mission, they have a variety of programs aimed at profoundly gifted students, including the summer THINK Institute, a full time school in Reno, an online homeschool high school, a Fellows program for students who have done something amazing, and a Young Scholars program, which supports the families of profoundly gifted children as well.  They also support teachers of gifted children through their Educators Guild.

SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted)

SENG's mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.  SENG hosts an annual conference and encourages parents to better understand their gifted children through SENG Model Parent Groups. 

IAGC Book Recommendations on Parenting Gifted Children: 

  • Nilles, K., Jolly, J., Inman, T., Smutny, J. F. (Eds.) (2019) Successful strategies for parenting gifted kids: Expert advice from the National Association of Gifted Children. Prufrock Press.

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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