This page provides links to and descriptions of resources for gifted and twice-exceptional children and adolescents and their families, as well as teachers and counselors. I do not endorse or promote any of these resources specifically, but have attempted to compile a list of resources that are recognized by families, researchers, and educators in the field of gifted education. I welcome any suggestions for additions or adjustments to this list.
Gifted Organizations - USA
Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students (AEGUS) - "AEGUS serves as an advocacy group on behalf of gifted underachieving students. AEGUS recognizes these students can be found in populations regardless of racial, ethnic, religious or socioeconomic backgrounds; and areas of special learning, physical or emotional needs. The major purpose of this organization is to focus attention and research efforts on able learners whose potential may be unrecognized, undeveloped or not nurtured."
The Association for the Gifted (TAG) – Special division of the Council for Exceptional Children. "The primary purpose of this organization shall be to promote the welfare and education of children and youth with gifts, talents, and/or high potential."
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) - The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) "is an organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences."
National Society for the Gifted and Talented (NSGT) - "organization created to honor and encourage gifted and talented (G&T) children and youth. It is committed to acknowledging and supporting the needs of G&T children and youth by providing recognition of their significant academic and artistic accomplishments and access to educational resources and advanced learning opportunities directly related to their interests and talent areas." Children and youth become members with recommendations from an educator and a parent.
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) - SENG is "dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities."
SENG Misdiagnosis Initiative - "to help educate parents and health care professionals of the risks of misdiagnosis and how to avoid them. The committee has developed two helpful educational items: a two-sided gifted resource bookmark and a brochure aimed at lowering medical misdiagnosis in gifted children."
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented - "organization of educators and parents dedicated to meeting the unique needs of gifted and talented students. Chartered in 1978, TAGT is the nation’s largest state advocacy group of its kind, providing nearly 3,000 members and friends of gifted youth a forum for exchanging ideas and information about the education of gifted and talented students. TAGT recognizes the unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students and provides educational services to meet these needs."
Gifted Organizations - International
Asia-Pacific Federation on Giftedness - "Asia-Pacific Federation on Giftedness (APFG) is a non-profit organization for the development and education of gifted and talented children in Asia-Pacific region. APFG consists of scholars, teachers, parents of G/T children, and others who are interested in development of gifted and talented children and gifted education. The preexistence of APFG was Asia-Pacific Federation which was established in 1990 in manila, Indonesia. Then the APF became affiliated to the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC) in 1994. APF became an independent organization in 2010 and changed its name into APFG. Members of the APFG largely come from Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR of China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan China, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates."
Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented - "The Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT) came into existence in May 1985 as a result of a growing recognition among educators of the need for the establishment of a national body as a focus for the endeavours of Australian teachers and parents in the field of gifted education. The founders of AAEGT were driven by the need for a national forum that provided accurate information, as well as support, advocacy and networks across the nation. AAEGT became an affiliated organisation in 1995 when all Australian state and territory associations for the gifted and talented affiliated with AAEGT."
Gifted and Talented Education Italy - "Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) - Italy is an Association National Scientific nonprofit, which brings together leading national experts on the issues of Intellectual giftedness (giftedness) and special educational needs, with a multidisciplinary team to accompany the Public Institutions regional and school to reform and update the educational offer can respond to the emerging needs of children with high intellectual potential (gifted children) and students with special needs, their families and their teachers."
Gifted Children Denmark - "Gifted Children seeks to promote the well-being and create the best possible conditions for gifted children. We are therefore working for better public recognition and support for the children, so their potential can be exploited for the benefit of themselves and for society."
The New Zealand Association for Gifted Children - "The New Zealand Association for Gifted Children (NZAGC) exists to promote the needs of gifted kids at national level and support and foster initiatives at local level which meet those needs. "
National Association for Able Children in Education - United Kingdom - "NACE specialises in working with schools and teachers to improve learning for able learners. Founded in 1983, NACE is recognised nationally and internationally as the UK’s leading independent education organisation in the field of education for able learners."
Potential Plus UK - Formerly NAGC Britain - "We are an independent charity established in 1967 which works with the whole family to support children with high learning potential (gifted and talented)."
World Council for Gifted and Talented Children - "The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Inc. (WCGTC) is a worldwide non-profit organization that provides advocacy and support for gifted children. The WCGTC is a educators, scholars, researchers, parents and others interested in the development and education of gifted and talented children of all ages."