Several years ago, Effingham had a strong parent group that supported gifted education. Its leader, Jessica Rommel, and the group were a Parent Affiliate of Illinois Association for Gifted Children and Jessica worked with me on the Illinois State Board of Education Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children. However, after she and her family moved out of the area, the group lost strength. Who's involved and leading support for the kids whose needs are not met in the traditional curriculum class? 

Join IAGC Parent Affiliates

Chair:
Terry James Mohaupt - iagcgifted@gmail.com 
Goals:
To increase the networking opportunities for parents throughout Illinois.


IAGC's 16th Annual Gifted Convention will be Feb. 6-8, 2011, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown. 

I'll host the Sunday afternoon session for parents. It will feature Jim Delisle on "Parenting Precocious Kids: Understanding the Ups and Downs of Growing Up Gifted." Newenka DuMont will present "Options for Educating a Highly Gifted Child: What a Parent Needs to Know."

The afternoon will conclude with our traditional breakout discussion groups on topics related to your specific needs.

You're not alone. Please join us!

Tags: Chicago, Delisle, Dumont, Effingham, Illinois, children, convention, gifted, parent

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