Illinois Association for Gifted Children
Read the IAGC publication, A Guide for Parents: Overseeing Your Gifted Child's Education, by Sally Walker
(IAGC Executive Director) and Sandra Schmulbach.
Find answers to these questions:
How do I know if my child is gifted?
What kind of education does my child need?
What is a quality gifted program?
Does my child's school have to have a gifted program?
How can I guide my child at home?
How can I speak up for my child?
How can I effectively advocate for my child in school?
What is the legislative process in Illinois?
Are there other ways or places where I can get support?
Also included are:
Text of a Suggested Legislative Letter
Web sites for Parents and Educators
Periodicals that are parent friendly
Volume discounts are available at their forms page
GATE / AP Chatboard and
GATE / AP Teachers Chatboard Both from teachers.net
GATE = Gifted and Talented Education.
AP = Advanced Placement.
These chat boards may bring some insights when you take the time to look at the issues from the POV of teachers.