ITAG invites all parents and families of gifted students to join us in sharing resources, events, information and successes.

Looking for tips on how to parent a gifted child? How to advocate for gifted children at your school? Check out the Parent Resources from National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). Check out the Parent Tip Sheets for parents and caregivers of gifted children to download, read, and share as their children’s needs change.

Starting and Sustaining a Parent Group to Support Gifted Children is a FREE ebook from NAGC and Prufrock Press. See also Parent Information TIP Sheets for parents and caregivers of gifted children to download, read, and share as their children’s needs change.


Additional Resources

Iowa Talented and Gifted Association (ITAG) is Iowa’s association of interested parents, educators, and concerned citizens dedicated to meeting the needs of talented and gifted children and youth. E-mail:;

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, educators, other professionals and community leaders to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational

The Association for the Gifted (TAG) was organized as a division of The Council for Exceptional Children in 1958 to help both professionals and parents deal more effectively with the gifted child.

The Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at The University of Iowa focuses on gifted education and talent development.

Bibliographies on Gifted Education from ERIC,

Buros Institute for information about tests, test reviews, and test publishers (Also: See ERIC Test Locator listed below.)

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University provides real-time testing and educational programs for thousands of gifted students and offers access to resources on gifted education from preschool through high school.

The Center for Talented Youth is a comprehensive, university-based initiative that promotes the academic ability of children and youth throughout the world. Formally established at The Johns Hopkins University in 1979

The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education is part of the National Library of Education (NLE), Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), and the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC is operated by The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and provides information on a wide-variety of education topics such as ADD, gifted, behavior disorders, early childhood, inclusion, and learning disabilities. ERIC Fact Sheets provide excellent, basic information on a variety of topics, including gifted education. For those who scroll to the gifted education heading

ERIC Digests provide excellent, basic information on a variety of topics, including gifted education for those who scroll to the gifted education heading.

Ask ERIC Test Locator is a website educators use when they want to know more about published tests. Identification, Encouragement, and Development (GCC) is an on-line parents’ newsletter with networking and information dedicated to making a difference in the education of children with special talents and abilities.

GT World is an on-line support community for parents of Gifted and Talented children.

The Gifted Development Center serves parents, schools, and advocacy groups with information about identification, assessment, counseling, learning styles, programs, presentations, and resources for gifted children and adults.

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page is a resource guide for the education of gifted children with links to resources on nearly every aspect of gifted education available on the Internet, plus annotations and first hand information provided by parents.

The Iowa Department of Education for Iowa laws, rules & regulations; a good source to find Iowa’s educational rules and policies.

The National Center for Education Statistics School Locator is a search tool for locating U.S. public elementary and secondary schools. Data returned includes number of classroom teachers, total students, student/teacher ratio, and school population by grade and race/ethnicity.

Office of Precollegiate Programs for Talented and Gifted (OPPTAG) located at Iowa State University serves the needs of intellectually gifted adolescents through research and service. To meet this two-fold goal, OPPTAG has developed an array of programs.

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) focuses primarily on the adults in the lives of gifted children. SENG provides information on identification, guidance, and effective ways to live and work with gifted individuals.