Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented

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Speaker Videos Available to MCGT Members

MCGT Members can register for virtual speaker events after the event is over to have access to the video recording!

You must be a MCGT Member and you must register for each event to have access to the video (some events require payment at the member event rate). The video link will be in your registration confirmation email, but we do have to activate your access manually, which can take up to 24 hours. Access is only available for four months after the event date.

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Did you miss the September or October 2022 speaker events? They were free for MCGT members. MCGT members can email the MCGT office at [email protected] to register after the event and have access to the videos for four months

Sept 24: Signs your child might need a 504/IEP: What every parent should know

Presenters: Robbi Weil, PACER and Tina Van Erp, M.Ed, The River Gifted Learner Coach
Supported by: Bloomington Chapter of MCGT

Gifted and talented learners have learning differences, some have health impairments, specific learning disabilities, or ASD or even all of the above.  Navigating school as a neurodivergent child and family can be difficult. These students are Both/And instead of Either/Or.Challenges for these children may not be identified early or easily. We’ll discuss when and how a 504 plan or an evaluation for an IEP is helpful in identifying and supporting a child’s strengths and growth areas.  Together we will learn steps necessary to support, advocate for and increase the autonomy of twice-exceptional, neurodivergent learners.

October 15. Neurodivergent “Adulting” Made Easier: Equipping gifted kids for the adult world

Presenter: Amanda Morin, Author of Adulting made Easier
Supported by: Robbinsdale Chapter and St. Paul Parent/Kid Group of MCGT.  

So-called “adulting” is hard, but it can be even harder when you have the asynchronous development that often comes with being gifted. Preparing neurodivergent kids for the adult world can be challenging. Gifted kids intuitively understand so many things, but the skills needed to transition into the adult world aren’t always intuitive. So what do our kids need to know and how can we support them in gaining those skills? Amanda Morin will share information and strategies to support building the skills our kids need to launch into the world.