In 1962, two young African-American girls in rural Greene County, Alabama inspired Dr. James Webb’s interest in supporting the needs of gifted children. A civil rights activist, Dr. Webb founded SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) in 1981 and currently serves Director Emeritus.
While the needs of gifted children as a whole are often underserved, gifted minority children are most likely to lack supports appropriate to develop their talents and are also most likely to be misdiagnosed with behavior issues. SENG provides information and programs to meet the needs of all gifted children, and is committed to meeting the special needs of minority gifted children, their families and communities, and the educators and health professionals that support them.
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