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Gifted Children's Resource Guide


Organizations for Parents of Gifted Children

National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC)
1331 H Street NW, Suite 1001
Washington, DC 20005

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)
Affiliate of National Association for Gifted Children
800 East Northwest Highway, Suite 610
Palatine, Illinois 60074
Phone 847.963.1892 
Fax 847-963-1893

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.

Mission Statement
The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is an organization of parents, educators, and others committed to the education and development of children with diverse gifts and talents. We educate, support, and influence those who touch the lives of children and focus our energies to meet the needs of children with gifts and talents in Illinois through: advocacy, standards, and networking. Annual Membership: Individual - $50; Parent Affiliate (group) $150 - 4 members for the price of 3. Contact Terry James Mohaupt , (former Mensa member) Chairman, IAGC Parent Affiliates

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
https://pge205.com/
Rockford, Illinois, School District 205
c/o Thurgood Marshall School
4884 N. Rockton Ave.
Rockford, IL 61103
parentsforgiftededucation@gmail.com 

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.

Goals:

  • To advocate for continuation and expansion of the District 205 Academic and CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts) Gifted Education Program
  • To provide an opportunity for networking with parents who have children in the Program.

What Does P.G.E. Do?

  • Develop and maintain PGE Facebook, eNewsletter, new website, and PGE & PTO monthly meetings.
  • Create online directory
  • Work for restoration of state funding for gifted education
  • Hold events featuring speakers including, our Superintendent, our administrators and other guest speakers.
  • Keep parents informed on gifted issues and opportunities locally, regionally and nationally
  • Increase awareness and rally parents for issues and concerns regarding gifted and CAPA issues

P.G.E supports the centralized academic and creative and performing arts gifted program that serves students at four campuses: Marshall Elementary, Marshall Middle, West, and Auburn High schools.


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