Gifted Parent Conferences with Special Guest Stacia Taylor

Stacia Taylor TwitterStacia Taylor

Our special guest this week was Stacia Taylor. Stacia is the founder of Texas Parents of the Profoundly Gifted and the Vice Chair for the Parent & Community Advocates Division of he Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. This year’s TAGT Annual Parent Conference will be held in Houston on December 6th. This year’s keynote address will be given by Dr. Temple Grandin. Because there are no geographical limitations, anyone can attend the conference. A link to the registration form may be found here.

Mary Lovell TwitterMary Lovell

One of the subjects we discussed during the chat was why parents should become involved in advocacy at the state level. Stacia told us that, “State gifted organizations provide more local access and critical mass. You need people to affect change. It gives you a network of people in a similar situation who understand the laws & issues for your area. It is a conduit for learning and helping others to understand the issues of the gifted population ” Mary Lovell, Chair of TAGT’s Parent & Community Advocates Division added, “There are lots of reasons – one is that administrations listen to thoughtful parent groups more carefully than singletons.” A full transcript may be found here.

Global #gtchat Powered by TAGT would like to thank the NAGC for their mention during our chat!

NAGC Tweet gtchat Nov 7 2013

Links:

Alabama Association for Gifted Children 

Utah Association for Gifted Children ~ Families

Louisville, KY: Parents of Gifted Children

Ohio Association for Gifted Children Parent Division

U.S. State Gifted Organizations from @HoagiesGifted

Pennsylvania Association for Gifted

TAGT 2013 Parent Conference FAQs

TAGT 2013 Parent Conference Schedule

TAGT 2013 Parent Conference: Location, Hotel, Travel

TAGT 2013 Parent Conference Exhibit Hall Activities

TAGT Regional Parent Conferences 2014

TAGT Parent and Community Advocates Division Newsletter October 2013

TAGT Parent and Community Advocates Division Bylaws

Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented

NAGC State Affiliate Association Web Sites

Gifted Conferences, Events & Gatherings from @HoagiesGifted

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Posted on November 11, 2013, in family, gifted and talented, Gifted Organizations, parenting, Parents and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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