The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) provides resources to help parents be more effective no matter what their advocacy goals.
The mission of the Alabama Association for Gifted Children is to provide advocacy, leadership, and support to assist educators, parents, and community partners in meeting the educational and affective needs of gifted children and youth in Alabama.
Albuquerque Association for Gifted and Talented Students (AAGTS) is a nonprofit organization of parents and educators dedicated to identifying and maximizing the potential of gifted and talented children in the state of New Mexico. They host meet-ups and an annual conference in addition to their committee meetings.
The American Association for Gifted Children (AAGC) has been located in the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University since 2001 and continues the mission of the two pioneer educational leaders and founders, Dr. Ruth Strang and Miss Pauline Williamson who believed that “the gifted were the most neglected children in our democracy.” AAGC’s mission since 2001 is to continue to focus on the highly gifted, but with a new goal to increase opportunities for the most neglected and underserved in gifted programs. These underserved populations include children who have limited English language experiences, economic disadvantages, educational disadvantages, disabilities, or factors that make it difficult to demonstrate potential on traditional identification measures of talented and gifted. They have historically been (and continue to be) underrepresented in gifted programs.
Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented (AAGT) is a nonprofit organization of educators, parents and community members working together to better meet the unique needs of gifted and talented students in Arizona.
AGATE is an independent organization promoting excellence in education, particularly as it relates to gifted and talented children and youth in Arkansas. AGATE works to educate its members and the Arkansas community as to the nature and needs of gifted and talented learners, and to develop a community that recognizes, nurtures, and rewards the fulfillment of the unique individual potential of each child.
ASPEN provides families and individuals whose lives are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, High Functioning Autism), and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities with education about issues surrounding the disorders; support in knowing that families are not alone, and in helping individuals with ASD’s and NLD achieve their maximum potential; advocacy in areas of appropriate educational programs, medical research funding, adult issues and increased public awareness and understanding.
AGTS Louisiana is designed to serve as a resource for families, communities, and educational professionals who advocate for and support gifted and talented individuals and their education throughout Louisiana.
The mission of the Belin-Blank Center is to empower and serve the international gifted community through exemplary leadership in programs, research, and advocacy. Through several initiatives including: The Acceleration Institute, The Belin-Blank Center identifies gifted, talented, and artistic learners; provides assessment, counseling, and consultation services; increases awareness and use of acceleration; and facilitates the professional development of educators and administrators.
Beyond Giftedness Conference is dedicated to providing information to help you understand and work with gifted children. The conference is held on the last Friday in February in Arvada, Colorado. With a focus on practical tools that can be used with the gifted children in your life, it features keynote presentations and breakouts given by leaders in the field of gifted education, exhibitors, a parent workshop, and the opportunity to connect with others in the field of gifted education.
The California Association for the Gifted (CAG) is an organization of educators, parents, and community members who believe that just as giftedness is defined by diverse academic, social, and emotional traits and abilities, giftedness is also identified within the diverse preschool – 12th grade student populations in the school. The organization provides the resources to support understanding of appropriate developmental and differentiated identification and curriculum practices.
The Center for Gifted Education (CFGE) is a research and development center providing services to educators, policymakers, graduate students, researchers, and parents in support of the needs of gifted and talented individuals.
Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University is dedicated to helping academically talented students, age 3 through grade 12, realize their full potential. Through assessment, advanced enrichment, and accelerated programs, CTD’s unique Pathways approach helps students develop the knowledge and skills they need to become bold, creative achievers and contributors. The Pathways approach allows students to focus on a particular subject or explore different fields and interest areas. CTD offers programming at every grade level, as well as resources for parents to support their children’s growth and services for educators and schools to promote best practices and supplement local offerings.
The mission of the Chicago Gifted Community Center (CGCC) is to facilitate educational and emotional support for gifted children and their families in the greater Chicago area, hosting events by region in Chicago, North Suburban Chicago, West Suburban Chicago, and South Suburban Chicago. CGCC is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization created by parents of gifted children with the intention of unifying the many meetup groups, school related organizations, and parent groups throughout the Chicago area.
The Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization of parents, educators, and others interested in promoting appropriate education, including creative and critical thinking, for gifted and talented children while seeking public recognition and support for the special needs of gifted and talented children.
The Connecticut Association for the Gifted supports and advocates for Connecticut’s gifted, talented, and high-potential children of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to ensure they are identified and provided access and opportunities to an appropriate education by personnel trained and qualified to meet their cognitive, social and emotional special needs.
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), located in Arlington, VA, is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
The Davidson Institute is a national, nonprofit organization offering much-needed support to profoundly gifted young people through programs and services: the Davidson Young Scholars, Davidson Fellows, THINK Summer Institute, the Educators Guild, and the Davidson Academy.
The Statewide Advisory Council for the Gifted and Talented (SACPGT) is an advisory body consisting of representatives from Delaware School Districts, Charter Schools, and Institutions of Higher Education. The purpose of the council is to provide leadership, advocacy, and guidance for informed decision making involving programs for the gifted and talented.
Since 1981, the Center for Gifted Education has provided programs for gifted children, their families and educators. Each summer more than 700 children from pre-kindergarten through high school attend Drury’s residential and nonresidential pre-college programs—Summer Pals, Summer Quest, Summerscape and Drury Leadership Academy.
The Eastern South Dakota Families of Gifted Children is a Facebook group that was created to be a place where Sioux Falls families with gifted kids can brainstorm ideas to meet the needs of their families and children. Members with common goals can meet and network to enact positive change and coordinate enrichment opportunities.
Eastside Gifted (ESG) is an inclusive group for parents of gifted kids living on the Eastside of Los Angeles to come together and share support and resources. ESG provides community for individuals raising gifted learners through park days, activities, and parent nights.
Edufest is the Northwest’s premier summer conference on gifted and talented education. Targeted audiences include K-12 teachers, parents, counselors, special education teachers, administrators, and gifted education coordinators. Edufest is held on the campus of Boise State University.
The Fairfax County Association for the Gifted (FCAG), is a non-governmental, non-profit organization of parent and student volunteers that supports educational programs for advanced academic students. FCAG’s mission is to build a community of advocates for gifted children, and connect the people and programs that support them.
The Florida Association for the Gifted (FLAG) seeks to connect and empower educators and parents who promote and support educationally sound programs for gifted students through awareness, advocacy, and action.