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Gifted & Talented Organizations

There is a wealth of organizations for the gifted and talented; however, finding the resources in your community and online can be a daunting task. We have gathered a list of resources to help you connect with others in the gifted community. If you would like to suggest a link, please email Barbara Swicord at bswicord@giftedstudy.com.

National Associations for the Gifted and Talented

National Associations for the gifted are involved in research, developments and advocacy of gifted educational opportunities at the national level. These organizations are usually membership based and have become forums for parents, educators, and other professionals who are working towards the futherance of gifted education and opportunities.

National Society for the Gifted and Talented (NSGT)
1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905
(800) 572-6748
http://www.NSGT.org/

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
P.O. Box 6550
Scottsdale, AZ 85261-6550
(602) 399-9090
senggifted@attbi.com
http://www.SENGifted.org/

World Council for the Gifted and Talented Children, Inc.
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd, #11030
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 745-4123
worldgt@earthlink.com
http://www.world-gifted.org/

National Research Center for the Gifted and Talented
University Of Connecticut
2131 Hillside Road
Storrs Mansfield, CT 06269-0001
(860) 486-4676
http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/

Center for Gifted Education Policy at the American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Education Directorate 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 336-5923
(202) 336-6130
cgep@apa.org
http://www.apa.org/ed/schools/gifted/

National Association for Gifted Children
1707 L Street, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-4268
http://www.nagc.org/

The Gifted Child Society
190 Rock Rd
Glen Rock, NJ 07452-1748
(201) 444-6530
http://www.gifted.org/

American Association for Gifted Children at Duke University
P.O. Box 90270
Durham, NC 27708-0270
(919) 783-6152
http://www.aagc.org/

Gifted Students Institute
Southern Methodist University
P.O. Box 750383
Dallas, TX 75275-0001
(214) 768-5437
http://www.smu.edu/continuing_education/youth/gsi/

TAGFAM - Families of the Talented and Gifted
Williamsburg, VA
http://www.tagfam.org/

The Council for Exceptional Children
E1110 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22201
(800) 328-0272
http://www.cec.sped.org/

State Associations and State Departments for the Gifted and Talented

State associations for the gifted are independent organizations that act as advocates of gifted education in each state, for gifted and talented students, parents, and educators. They are often involved in lobbying for legislation and organizing various workshops and activities, as well as providing information about gifted resources. These organizations are usually membership-based.

State Departments for the gifted are publicly funded and operate under the auspices of the Department of Education in each state. Directors within each department are able to provide information regarding school-related programs and activities for gifted and talented youth. They are a great resource for local programs.

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Alabama   (top)

Alabama Association for Gifted Children
9340 Helena Road, Suite F
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 987-1473
http://www.alabamagifted.org/

Alabama Department of Education
Special Education Services
50 North Ripley St
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 242-9700
http://www.alsde.edu/

Alaska   (top)

Alaska Department of Education
801 West 10th St., Suite 200
Juneau, AK 99801-1894
(907) 465-8691
http://www.eed.state.ak.us/TLS/sped/

Arizona   (top)

Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented
P.O. Box 31088
Phoenix, AZ 85046-1088
(602) 482-8415
http://www.azagt.org/

Arizona Department of Education
Gifted Education
1535 W Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5393
http://www.ade.state.az.us/asd/gifted/

Arkansas   (top)

Arch Ford Gifted and Talented Education
Arch Ford Educational Loop
101 Bulldog Drive
Plumerville, AR 72127
(501) 354-2269
http://www.afsc.k12.ar.us/

Arkansas Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Programs
4 State Capital Mall
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
(501) 682-4475
http://arkedu.state.ar.us/

California   (top)

California Association for the Gifted
15141 Whittier Blvd Ste 510
Whittier, CA 90603-2163
(562) 789-9933
http://www.cagifted.org/

California Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Education
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, California 95814
(916) 657-2451
http://www.cde.ca.gov/

Affordable Colleges Online
www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/california/

Guide to Online Degrees from Not-for-Profit Schools
www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/

Colorado   (top)

Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented
P.O. Box 473414
Aurora, CO 80047-3414
(303) 368-4401
cagt@aol.com
http://www.coloradogifted.org/

Colorado Deptartment of Education
Gifted and Taleted Education
201 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-6600
http://www.cde.state.co.us/gt/

Connecticut   (top)

Connecticut Association for the Gifted
80 Deer Run Rd
Woodbridge, CT 06525-1948
info@ctgifted.org
http://www.ctgifted.org/

Connecticut Deptartment of Education
Gifted and Talented Programs
P.O. Box 2219
Hartford, CT 06145
(860) 713-6690
http://www.state.ct.us/sde/

Delaware   (top)

The Gifted Children Association of Delaware
Delaware Department of Education
P.O. Box 1402
Dover, DE 19903-1402
(302) 739-4885
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/programs/gifted/

Delaware Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Program
P.O. Box 1402
Dover, DE 19903
(302) 739-4601
http://www.doe.state.de.us/

District of Columbia   (top)

District of Columbia State Department
Office of Elementary & Secondary Programs
Secondary Programs/d.c Public Schools
825 N Capitol St., NE
Washington, DC 20002
http://www.k12.dc.us/dcps/home.html

Florida   (top)

Florida Association for the Gifted
P.O. Box 3408
Tampa, FL 33601-3408
(813) 272-4460
http://www.flagifted.org/

Florida Department of Education
325 W Gaines St
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 487-1785
http://www.fldoe.org/

Georgia   (top)

The Torrance Center™ for Creativity and Talent Development
The Torrance Center™ for Creativity and Talent Development is a service, research, and instructional center concerned with the identification and development of creative potential and with gifted and future studies. Its goals are to investigate, implement, and evaluate techniques for enhancing creative thinking and to facilitate national and international systems that support creative development.

All programs and activities sponsored by the Torrance Center™ build on the legacy of Dr. Ellis Paul Torrance, a native Georgian and UGA Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor Emeritus, who was a pioneer in research on the identification and development of creative potential.

Georgia Association for Gifted Children
1579f Monroe Dr NE #321
Atlanta, GA 30324-5016
(404) 875-2284
http://www.gagc.org/

Georgia Department of Education
Gifted Education/Curriculum Svcs.
205 Butler St
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 656-2800
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/

Hawaii   (top)

Hawaii Department of Education
Early Childhood/Gifted Education
Student Support Services
637 18th Ave., Bldg C., #204
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 733-4476
http://doe.k12.hi.us/

Idaho   (top)

Idaho - The Association for the Gifted
2318 S. Wildrye Way
Nampa ID 83686
http://www.itag-sage.org/

Idaho Department of Education
Special Education Services
P.O. Box 83720
Idaho State H, ID 83720
(208) 332-6800
http://www.sde.idaho.gov/

Cheryl Kary, Administrative Assistant
Special Education Section
Telephone: (208) 332-6913
email: cmkary@sde.idaho.gov

Dr. Val Schorzman, Specialist
Special Education Section
Telephone: (208) 332-6920
email: vjschorzman@sde.idaho.gov

Illinois   (top)

Illinois Association for Gifted Children
800 E Northwest Hwy Ste 610
Palatine, IL 60074-6512
(847) 963-1892
http://www.iagcgifted.org/

Illinois Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Education
100 N 1St St
Ill Office Ed, IL 62777
(217) 782-2221
http://www.isbe.state.il.us/

Indiana   (top)

Indiana Association for the Gifted
P.O. Box 641
Carmel, IN 46082-0641
(317) 818-0073
http://www.iag-online.org/

Indiana Department of Education
Room 229, State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2798
(317) 232-6610
http://www.doe.state.in.us/

Iowa   (top)

Iowa Talented and Gifted Association
8345 University Blvd Ste F-1
Clive, IA 50325-1168
(515) 225-2323
iowatag@aol.com
http://iowatag.org/

Iowa Department of Education
400 E 14th St
State of Iowa, IA 50319
(515) 281-5294
http://www.state.ia.us/educate/

Kansas   (top)

Kansas Association for Gifted/Talented/Creative
P.O. Box 8078
Shawnee Mission, KS 66208-0078
(316) 796-1654
catz@southwind.net
http://www.kgtc.org/

Kansas Parent Information Network
426 N Olivette St
Mcpherson, KS 67460-3733
(316) 241-5654

Kansas Department of Education
Student Support Services
120 SE 10Th Ave
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-3201
http://www.ksde.org/

Kentucky   (top)

Kentucky Association for Gifted Education
P.O. Box 9610
Bowling Green, KY 42102-9610
(270) 745-4301
kage@wku.edu
http://www.wku.edu/kage/

Kentucky Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Education
500 Mero St
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4770
http://www.kde.state.ky.us/

Louisiana   (top)

Association for Gifted and Talented Students
3301 Old Spanish Trl
Westlake, LA 70669-7702
(337) 882-0234
garnold@hal.calc.k12.la.us
http://www.agtsla.org/

Louisiana Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Programs
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
(225) 342-3602
http://www.louisianaschools.net/

Maine   (top)

Maine Educators of the Gifted and Talented
Ellsworth Middle School
20 Forrest Avenue
Ellsworth, ME 04605-3542
(207) 667-6494
npatterson@mail.hctc.hctc.k12.me.us
http://www.megat.org/

Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Me State Agen, ME 04333
(207) 624-6600
http://www.state.me.us/education/

Maryland   (top)

Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education
6401 Old Chapel Ter
Bowie, MD 20720-4609
(301) 262-9551
joan.roache@verizon.net
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Maryland-MCGATE/

Maryland Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Education
200 W Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-0462
http://www.msde.state.md.us/

Massachusetts   (top)

Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education
1766 West St
Mansfield, MA 02048-1037
(508) 339-2042
maaip@geocities.com
http://www.massgifted.org/

Massachusetts Department of Education
Office of Special Services
350 Main St
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 338-3300
http://www.doe.mass.edu/

Michigan   (top)

Michigan Alliance for Gifted Education
3300 Washtenaw Ave Ste 220
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4294
(734) 677-4404
http://www.migiftedchild.org/

Michigan Department of Education
Curriclum Development Program
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-3900
http://www.michigan.gov/mde

Minnesota   (top)

Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented
5701 Normandale Rd
Suite 345
Minneapolis, MN 55424-2401
(952) 927-9546
info@mcgt.net
http://www.mcgt.net/

Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning
1500 W Hwy 36
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 582-8200
http://www.mnplan.state.mn.us/

Mississippi  (top)

Mississippi Association for Gifted Children
1901 N Clawood Pl
Tupelo, MS 38801-8177
(662) 841-7382
http://www.muw.edu/magc/index.htm

Mississippi Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Programs
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 359-3513
http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/

Missouri  (top)

Gifted Association of Missouri
P.O. Box 1495
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1495
(573) 886-2497
http://www.mogam.org/

Missouri Department of Education
Gifted Education Programs
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson Cty, MO 65102
(573) 751-4212
http://dese.mo.gov/

Montana  (top)

Montana Association for Gifted and Talented Education, Inc.
3091 S Daffodil Dr
Billings, MT 59102-4423
(406) 648-5552
http://www.mtagate.org/

Montana Department of Education
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-3680
http://mt.gov/education

Nebraska  (top)

Nebraska Association for the Gifted
1201 Kelland Dr.
Norfolk, NE 68701
(402) 451-6558
http://www.nebraskagifted.org/

Nebraska Department of Education
High-Ability Learner Education
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2295
http://www.education.ne.gov/

Nevada  (top)

Nevada Association for Gifted and Talented
14101 Old Virginia Rd
Reno, NV 89511-8912
(775) 850-8021
http://www.nagc.org/index

Nevada Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Education
700 E. Fifth St., Capitol Complex
Carson City, NV 89701
(702) 687-9141
http://www.doe.nv.gov/

New Hampshire  (top)

New Hampshire Association for Gifted Education
P.O. Box 786
Hollis, NH 03049-0786
(603) 882-3512
http://www.nhage.org/

New Hampshire Department of Education
Office of Gifted Education
101 Pleasant St
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3494
http://www.ed.state.nh.us/

New Jersey  (top)

The New Jersey Association for Gifted Children
P.O. Box 667
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054-0667
(856) 273-7530
njagc@yahoo.com
http://www.njagc.org/

New Jersey Department of Education
Office of Standards and Proffesional Development
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 292-4469
http://www.state.nj.us/education/

New Mexico  (top)

New Mexico Public Education Department
Special Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 827-1457
http://www.ped.state.nm.us/

New York  (top)

Advocacy Association for Gifted and Talented Education in NY
280 Concord Ave
Oceanside, NY 11572-5400
(516) 678-4130
http://www.agateny.org/

New York Department of Education
New York State Summer Institutes
89 Washington Ave
Room 981 EBA
State Office, NY 12234
(518) 474-1201
http://www.nysed.gov/

North Carolina  (top)

North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented
P.O. Box 899
Swansboro, NC 28584-0899
(910) 326-8463
http://www.ncagt.org/

North Carolina Department of Education
Academically Gifted Program
301 N Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 807-3300
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/

North Dakota  (top)

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Special Education Department
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201
Floors 9, 10, and 11
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
(701) 328-2277
http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/speced/

Ohio  (top)

Consortium of Ohio Coordinators for Gifted
Lorain City Schools
2350 Pole Avenue
Lorain, OH 44052
(440) 233-2202

Ohio Association for Gifted Children
P.O. Box 30801
Gahanna, OH 43230
(614) 445-3750
http://www.oagc.com/

Ohio Department Of Education
Division of Exceptional Children
25 S Front St
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-3641
http://www.ode.state.oh.us/

Oklahoma  (top)

Network News Quarterly for Parents and Teachers of the Gifted
600 S College Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104-3126
(918) 631-5060
patricia-hollingsworth@utulsa.edu
http://www.uschool.utulsa.edu/

Oklahoma Association for the Gifted , Creative and Talented
810 Sw 23rd St
El Reno, OK 73036-5812
(405) 262-2765
http://www.oagct.org/

Oklahoma Department of Education
Talented and Gifted Programs
2500 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3301
http://sde.state.ok.us/

Oregon  (top)

Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted
P.O. Box 1703
Beaverton, OR 97075-1703
(503) 666-9303
http://www.oatag.org/

Oregon Department of Education
Talented and Gifted Programs
255 Capitol St Ne
State Governm, OR 97310
(503) 378-3569
http://www.ode.state.or.us/

Pennsylvania  (top)

Pennsylvania Association For Gifted Education
1111 Delps Road,
Danielsville, PA 18038
(888) 736-6443
http://www.giftedpage.org/

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Gifted Technical Assistance Program/ Bureau of Spec. Ed
333 Market St
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 783-6788
http://www.education.state.pa.us/

Rhode Island  (top)

Rhode Island State Advisory Commitee on Gifted and Talented Education
150 Half Moon Trl
Wakefield, RI 02879-7706
(410) 783-8052
www.ri.net/gifted_talented/rhode.html

Rhode Island Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Programs
255 Westminster St
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-4600
http://www.ride.ri.gov/

South Carolina  (top)

South Carolina Consortium for Gifted Education
P.O. Box 255
Irmo, S.C. 29063
info@scgifted.org
http://www.scgifted.org/

South Carolina Department of Education
Office of Curriculum & Standards
1429 Senate St
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-8500
http://www.sde.state.sc.us/

South Dakota  (top)

South Dakota Association for Gifted Children
2006 Buena Vista Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702-4372
(605) 394-4031
silverman@rapidnet.com
http://www.sd-agc.org/

South Dakota Department of Education
700 Governors Dr
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-3134
http://doe.sd.gov/

Tennessee  (top)

Tennessee Association for the Gifted
605 Whispering Way
Kingsport, TN 37663-2431
(423) 239-1370
http://www.tag-tenn.org/

Tennessee Department of Education
710 James Robertson Pky
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-2731
http://www.tn.gov/education/

Texas  (top)

Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
406 E 11th St Ste 310
Austin, TX 78701-2617
(512) 499-8248
http://www.txgifted.org/

Texas Department of Education
Advanced Academic Services
1701 N Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 463-9734
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

Utah  (top)

Utah Association for Gifted Children
P.O. Box 9332
Salt Lake City, UT 84109-0332
(801) 461-9002
http://www.uagc.org/

Utah Department Of Education
Gifted and Talented Education
250 E 500 S
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake Cty, UT 84111
(801) 538-7500
http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/

Vermont  (top)

Vermont Council for the Gifted
(802) 985-3405
http://www.vcge.org/

Vermont Department of Education
Gifted Education
120 State St
State Of Verm, VT 05620
(802) 828-3135
http://www.state.vt.us/educ/

Virgina  (top)

Virgina Association for the Gifted
P.O. Box 26212
Richmond, VA 23260-6212
(804) 355-5137
http://www.vagifted.org/

Virginia Department of Education
Governor's Schools and Gifted Education
Po Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 786-7082
http://www.pen.k12.va.us/

Washington  (top)

Washington Association for Educators of the Talented and Gifted
Po Box 4562
Rollingbay, WA 98061-0562
(360) 385-3102
http://www.waetag.org/

Washington Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Education
Po Box 47200
600 South Washington
Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 725-6000
http://www.k12.wa.us/

West Virginia  (top)

West Virginia Gifted Education Association
HC-66, Box 19
Romney, WV 26757
http://www.wvgifted.org/

West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Special Education
1900 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 558-2681
ckeffer@access.k12.wv.us
http://wvde.state.wv.us/ose/

Wisconsin  (top)

Wisconsin Association for Gifted and Talented
1608 W Cloverdale Dr
Appleton, WI 54914-2040
(920) 991-9177
http://www.watg.org/

Wisconsin Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Education
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707
(608) 266-1771
http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/index.html

Wyoming  (top)

Wyoming State Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Education
WDE Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
2300 Capitol Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
(307) 777-5217
http://www.k12.wy.us/

University Resources for the Gifted and Talented

The Universities listed participate in year round research to enhance the education of the gifted and talented. They offer gifted and talented students the opportunity to participate in programs and courses in the spring, summer and fall.

Arizona State University has an online graduate certificate in Gifted Education to prepare teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, behavior analysts, and family members to work effectively with gifted children. Click here for more information.

Center for Gifted Education & Talent Development UCONN
Tasker Building
2131 Hillside Rd Unit 3007
Storrs Mansfield, CT 06269-0001
(860) 486-4826
http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/

Gifted and Talented Program Montclair State University
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07043-9987
(973) 655-4104
http://www.montclair.edu/gifted/

 

Testing & Assessment Resources

Many psychologists offer testing and assessment services for gifted and talented students. For a detailed list, please visit the link below.

www.hoagiesgifted.org/psychologists.htm