o Parents, educators and community members interested in the education of gifted and talented young people in California. Annual conference, teacher training, valuable position papers, educational opportunities, resources, publications, links, advocacy background and tips.
• California Association for the Gifted -Santa Lucia Region
o Advocating for the needs of gifted learners in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey & San Benito Counties. We offer the annual Student to Student Conference at U.C. Santa Cruz and always welcome new volunteers! www.giftedcalifornia.org
o SENG Model Parent Groups are facilitated discussion groups for parents of gifted, talented & twice-exceptional children to meet and learn ways to address their family’s needs. Empowering families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. Dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood.
o Educational &energetic summer camp programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area
o Camp Galileo for PreK-rising 5th graders
o Tech Museum San Jose Summer Camps for rising 4th-8th graders
o Summer Quest for rising 5th -8th graders
o Developed by Stanford University, GiftedandTalented.com is the premier online community dedicated to K-12 advanced learning, offering online courses, expert tutors, information and advice designed to help parents and educators develop accelerated learners.
o A free not for profit educational website with a library of nearly 4000 videos covering K-12 math, science, history & humanities, art and finance, among other subjects, aimed at "changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere."
o 3-week academic summer and 8 week year-long online programs for gifted and academically talented students ages 5-17. The programs combine academics with social, cultural, and recreational activities for a truly transformative experience. Through 31 years of experience, SIG has developed a unique opportunity that enriches and enhances students’ natural talents and abilities while encouraging them to engage in individual areas of intellectual passion.
o Website with information for parents, students and teachers to understand and support students with a wide range of learning disabilities & learning differences at home and at school. Certifications are available in the assessment tools utilized by All Kinds of Minds Institute.
o Serving tens of thousands of members with learning disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them. Today, LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities and has over 200 state and local affiliates in 42 states and Puerto Rico. LDA's international membership of over 15,000 includes members from 27 countries around the world. The membership, composed of individuals with learning disabilities, family members and concerned professionals, advocates for the almost three million students of school age with learning disabilities and for adults affected with learning disabilities.
o Some organizations and resources support gifted children and their families. Some support LD kids and their families. But until recently, there have been few organizations and resources directed squarely at the intersection of giftedness and learning difficulties. The website and publications were created to meet this need. Our focus is twice-exceptional children, and we provide information and resources on raising them, educating them, and meeting their social and emotional needs. Our audience is the community of parents, educators, advocates, and other professionals who help 2e kids reach their potential.