Connecticut Association for the Gifted plays a large role in supporting educators and parents who are on the front line with high potential youth. The CAG is outstanding in providing access to great resources and is always ready to help out whenever needed. The opportunities that CAG helps provide are an outreach for students, families, and educators...from Minds in Motion to Teacher Support, CAG covers all the bases!
CAG has played a key role in helping make sure the interests of high potential students are represented at the state legislature and including key provisions in proposed legislation.
I am very thankful to CAG for all of their support. After learning that my son was gifted I had no idea where to turn or where to even start. CAG not only pointed me in the right direction but helped me through the school process step by step. My son is learning more than ever and is happier than he has ever been. I know if I ever need anything they will be right there to help again. I am very grateful for all their hard work.
I've been impressed by the resources and programs CAG provides to help the parents of the gifted -- from their many informative paper handouts, to presentations, to online links, to advocacy within the school districts. The Board members are dedicated and tirelfess in their efforts to promote gifted education and opportunities for all students. The programs they offer for gifted children are eduational, creative, and fun. My daughter has enjoyed both their Minds on Location programs, as well as their Minds in Motion programs.
Thanks to CAG I was provided with information and access to resources that allowed me to better understand and parent my gifted boys. The Minds in Motion Saturday programs were wonderful opportunities for my children to explore interesting activities while I was able to hear excellent speakers on a variety of topics related to parenting gifted children. Through CAG I had the chance to meet other parents who had similar parenting issues. I also learned about summer and school-year enrichment programs geared toward gifted children.
CAG has really been a great advocate for education in CT. As a parent of a gifted child, I had no idea how to advocate for my child's special needs as this is new for me and I had no one to turn to. I sent an email on their website and I immediately received a response answering my questions and was given additional information on research, what to say in school, testing etc. I ended up deciding on having my child have formal testing which lead to a meeting in the school (which does not have a sifted program) to talk about my child's needs. Again, I reached out to CAG and they called me right away to help prepare me for the meeting. Their minds in motion workshops in the summer is wonderful too.