SDE: Gifted and Talented Information for Parents

Gifted and Talented Information for Parents

  • Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG)
    CAG is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization whose membership of parents and educators work to promote the welfare and appropriate education for gifted and talented students. Links on the home page include, among others: events, advocacy, law and policy, hot topics, and frequently asked questions.

  • National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
    This is a national-level advocacy group consisting of parents, professional educators and affiliate groups from many states that support gifted education. The home page provides links to enrichment/summer programs, parent association membership, parenting information, and publications and material. NAGC, 1707 L Street, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 785-4268, FAX (202) 785-4248.
  • National Society for the Gifted and Talented (NSGT)
    A not-for-profit organization created to honor and encourage, NSGT is committed to supporting and recognizing the needs of gifted and talented children and youth. They provide recognition to these children and youth for their significant academic and artistic accomplishments. Furthermore, they strive to increase access to educational resources and advanced learning opportunities relative to the child’s or youth’s interests and talent areas. They provide free consulting to parents who contact them, free workshops for parents and teachers, scholarships and information at
  • Parents for Able Learner Students (PALS)
    This organization is dedicated to informing, educating, and supporting schools, parents, and teachers of gifted and able learners, children and youth. Able learners include gifted and talented children and youth, as well as other high ability learners, who by virtue of their exceptional potential and/or demonstrated excellence require special education opportunities. PALS is an affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).

  • Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
    The mission of SENG is to improve the quality of life for gifted individuals so that they might appreciate, understand, and enjoy fully the intellectual and emotional talents they possess. The home page provides browsers with articles, gifted related web sites, and electronic lists and discussion
  • The Association for the Gifted (TAG)
    This group is a special interest group of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). It is an advocacy group that focuses attention on the needs of the gifted within the broader needs of diverse and special needs children. A great link to the ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education is provided on this home page. CEC, 11920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091, (703) 620-3660, FAX (703) 264-9494.

  • World Council for Gifted and Talented Children
    This is an organization that works to network educators of gifted children around the world. They have member services as well as publications for teachers and parents. They publish a journal, Gifted and Talented International, twice a year that deals with current theory, research and practice. They also publish World Gifted that provides current information about the field and acts as a forum for dialogue about pertinent international issues.

If you require further information, please contact:

Gilbert Andrada, Ph.D.
Connecticut State Department of Education 
Performance Office 
State Consultant for Gifted and Talented Education 
Telephone: (860) 713-6883


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