Gifted Talented Neurodiverse Awareness Week

We are in the midst of GTN Awareness Week (which lasts ten days) and is promising to be the most diverse and expansive one yet, focused this year on “joy and equity.” The dozen plus events encompasses various media, including webinars and podcasts. For more information and to sign up, go to

The conference is “powered” by Marc Smolowitz and the team behind the upcoming documentary, The G-Word. The movie, currently in post-production, promises to explore giftedness in its many permutations. In addition to a discussion about the film, the various panels of the conference are sponsored by partners such as Bridges Academy, Flex School, NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children), I-URGGE (Inclusion of Underrepresented Racial Groups in Gifted Education), and others, including leading thinkers in the field such as Julie Skolnick, Debbie Reber, and Dan Peters.

This week there will be several key webinar sessions, still open for participants to register:

Monday, October 24

Shelagh A. Gallagher, president of NAGC, demonstrates the use of stories for problem-solving.
Felicity Ross presents vital information about U.S. State Department study-abroad programs.
A panel will explore the joy of neurodiversity beyond school.

 Tuesday, October 25

An international panel on gifted education outside the U.S.

Wednesday, October 26

Maria Kennedy hosts a Crucial Conversation about modeling and promoting joy.
A panel discusses sex education specifically for gifted youth.

Thursday, October 27

A panel weighs in on diversity, equity, and non-traditional journeys.
A twitter chat explores giftedness, equity, and joy.

Friday, October 28

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