Resources for Families of Gifted Children

Gifted students often need challenges beyond the confines of the classroom.  Please find some resources below that can help you, at home, to cultivate and nurture your children’s strengths!

Virginia Department of Education Website  This website contains FAQs about Gifted Education, links to the state regulations and state and national organizations related to Gifted Education. Other documents available on this page include: Understanding the Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students and the Reference Guide for the Development and Review of the Local Plan for the Education of the Gifted and Supporting the Identification and Achievement of Twice-Exceptional Students.
Virginia Association for the Gifted  VA Gifted advocates for gifted children and services at the state level, publishes a quarterly newsletter, and holds bi-annual conferences.
Virginia Gifted Education and Governor’s Schools  Offers a variety of information from the Virginia Department of Education website. The Commonwealth of Virginia provides services to identified students, kindergarten through grade 12.
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)  NAGC is a non-profit organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals, and community members who unite to address the unique needs of gifted children and youth. NAGC publishes a quarterly journal, a parenting magazine, and holds an annual conference.
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)  SENG is dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children understand and accept themselves and brings attention to the unique emotional needs of gifted children.
National Society for the Gifted and Talented (NSGT)  The National Society for the Gifted & Talented™ (NSGT) is a non-for-profit foundation created to honor and encourage gifted and talented children and youth.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)  CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities. CEC includes a TAG (Talented and Gifted) division.
Davidson Institute  Formed in 1999, the Davidson Institute is a 501(c)3 private operating foundation funded by Bob and Jan Davidson to recognize, nurture and support profoundly gifted students and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents. A variety of free brochures that can guide parents in the support of their children. The Foundation also provides a variety of scholarship opportunities.
Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page  This website is an “all-things-gifted” resource for parents, educators, and gifted teens.