The following resources may be helpful to you and your child's education and socio-emotional well being. Please note that many of these resources are parent-recommended and being listed here does not convey an endorsement by MAGE. Please reach out with any questions you may have or connect with our parent's forum on Facebook here.

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An Open Letter to Parents of Bright and Gifted Children in MA

Advice for Parents

About Acceleration


Academic Competitions

Advocates for Advanced, Bright, Gifted, Talented, & Twice Exceptional Children
  • MaryGrace Stewart, Ed.D., Longmeadow, MA (travels throughout the state)



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Associations and Organizations


State and Regional


Books and other Literature Resources​
  • A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children, by Webb, Gore, Amend, and DeVries

  • Albie Newton - A new picture book about a gifted child by Josh Funk

  • An Introduction to Gifted Kids and Their Needs: Parenting Gifted Children 101, by Inman and Kirchner

  • Being Smart about Gifted Children: A Guidebook for Parents and Educators, by Matthews and Foster

  • Bright not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism Why Twice-Exceptional Children are Stuck

  • Department of Education Publications

  • Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)

  • How to The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising a Gifted Child, Warah Herbert Robbins

  • Help Them, by Kennedy & Banks, with Temple Grandin

  • Hoagies' Gifted Education Page, a plethora of  all things gifted

  • Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers, by Webb, Meckstroth, and Tolan

  • Journals on Gifted and Talented​

    • "Gifted Child Today" from NAGC

    • "Gifted Child Today" from Sage Publications

    • "Parenting for High Potential" from NAGC​

  • The Joys and Challenges of Raising a Gifted Child, by Susan K. Golant

  • NAGC Guide to Parenting Gifted Children, Edited by Jolly, Treffinger, Inman, and Smutny

  • Parenting Gifted Children to Support Optimal Development, by Schroth and Helfer

  • Parenting Gifted Kids: Tips for Raising Happy and Successful Children, by James R. Delisle

  • Re-Forming Gifted Education: How Parents and Teachers Can Match the Program to the Child, by Karen B. Rogers

  • The Social and Emotional Characteristics of Gifted Students, Tracy C. Missett

  • The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know?, Edited by Neihart, Reis, Robinson, and Moon

  • Stand Up for Your Gifted Child: How to Make the Most of Kids' Strengths at School and at Home, by  Joan Franklin Smutny

  • Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: 30 Essays on Giftedness, Edited by SENG (

  • Twice-Exceptional Students Handbook from the Montgomery County Schools Maryland

  • Uniquely Gifted: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of the Twice-exceptional Student Edited by Kay Keisa

  • University of CT, Dept. of Ed. Psych, Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development

  • Writing Your Own Script: A Parent's Role in the Gifted Child's Social Development, by Barsily Goodwin and Gustavson

  • "Your Journey as a Gifted Parent"


Counselors that Parents have Suggested 

*Posting here does not suggest or imply that MAGE is recommending or endorsing these providers.

  • Alison Carr, Woburn, MA

  • Dr. Anya Dashevsky, Lexington, MA

  • Deidre Lovecky, Providence, RI

  • Jennifer Markow, South Hadley, MA

  • Randy Marles-Orabone, Boylston, MA

  • Dr. Elizabeth Smith, Natick, MA

  • Melinda Stewart, Littleton, MA

Defining Giftedness


Higher Education Resources


Presentations from MAGE Events and Leaders in Gifted Education

Papers and Publications
Davidson Fellows Scholarship

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work.

Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, and Outside the Box. The 2020 Davidson Fellows will be honored at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a special reception.

To be eligible for consideration as a Davidson Fellow, applicants must:

  • The 2020 deadline is February 12, 2020.

  • Be 18 or younger as of Oct. 1, 2020.

  • Be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States, or a Permanent Resident of the United States residing in the United States, or be stationed overseas due to active U. S. military duty.

  • There is no minimum age for eligibility.

The Davidson Institute is looking for students whose projects are at, or close to, the college graduate level with a depth of knowledge in their particular area of study. This scholarship is not geared toward students at the novice level.

Schools, Courses, and Programs

Ted Talk by one of our Board Members



See the Open Letter to Parents from MAGE's Parent Liaison at the top of this page.



For Members Only (Members can request them by contacting us here)


* Posting on this website does not necessarily suggest or imply that MAGE endorses these items, articles, organizations, websites, or other listings herein.