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Date, Time, Cost

Thursday, October 19th
7.30PM EDT – 9.00PM EDT
Fee: $30.00 for SENG Members; $40.00 for Non-Members
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Many gifted students wait patiently (or often, impatiently) for their needs to be met while the adults in charge of their education struggle with an unending parade of educational initiatives, funding issues, and changes in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. But our gifted learners don’t have to wait for us to change the system. They can take the lead in crafting their own unique paths through school when we provide the necessary information, insights, and tools. Through self-advocacy they will find more of what they want and need: meaningful schoolwork, exploration of interests, time with peers, and personalized accommodations. This session presents essential guidelines for parents and educators who wish to empower their gifted students’ through self-advocacy.

About the Presenter

Deb Douglas, M.S., consults and advocates for gifted children and teens, specializing in workshops that help students take charge of their education. She is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences, and her original research on empowering gifted students to self- advocate has been published in The Roeper Review and Parenting for High Potential. Previously, she was the gifted education coordinator for the Manitowoc Public School District and president of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Her book, The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners is available from Free Spirit Publishing.

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