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
1500 Sullivan Rd
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone 630.907.5047 
Patricia Steinmeyer, Director 

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

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.

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
Rockford, Illinois, School District 205
c/o Thurgood Marshall School
4884 N. Rockton Ave.
Rockford, IL 61103 

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.


  • 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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