The Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG) was founded in 1969 and became a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in 1990. Our membership includes parents, grandparents and teachers of children with gifts and talents, G/T coordinators, regular education teachers, school and district administrators, psychologists, counselors and others interested in supporting gifted and talented education.
To support and advocate for Connecticut's gifted, talented, and high-potential children of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds so they are identified and provided access and opportunities to an appropriate education by personnel trained and qualified to meet their cognitive, social, and emotional special needs.
We believe that state policies, community support, and school-based practices in Connecticut will meet the learning needs of ALL students, including those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude or competence in one or more domains.
Our Values: GIFTED
Greater Good – We believe that helping all children achieve their full potential benefits them and the larger community.
Innovation -- We embrace creative thinking and action to advance gifted education in our state.
Focus -- We keep the support for our high ability students at the center of our work.
Teamwork – We believe that planning and acting in collaboration with others will deliver the best results.
Excellence – We reach for the highest standards both personally and in our work.
Diversity -- We embrace inclusion and the power of different points of view, backgrounds, and experiences.
CAG is a state affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).
We are proud to have earned a 2019 Bronze Seal of Transparency on GuideStar.