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State Associations for the gifted are independent organizations that act as advocates of gifted education in each state, for gifted and talented students, parents, and educators. They are often involved in lobbying for legislation, organizing various workshops and activities as well as providing information about gifted resources. These organizations are usually membership based.State Departments for the gifted are publicly funded and operate under the auspices of the Department of Education in each state. Directors within each department are able to provide information regarding school related programs and activities for gifted and talented youth. They are a great resource for local programs.
Alabama   (top)Alabama Association for Gifted Children
P. O. Box 43765
Birmingham, AL 35243
http://www.alabamagifted.org/Alabama Department of Education
Special Education Services
50 North Ripley St
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 242-9700
http://www.alsde.edu/Alaska   (top)Alaska Department of Education
Gifted Education Program
801 West 10th St., Suite 200
Juneau, AK 99801-1894
(907) 465-8691
http://www.eed.state.ak.us/TLS/sped/Arizona   (top)Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented
P.O. Box 51772
Phoenix, AZ 85076-1772
(602) 882-1848
http://www.arizonagifted.org/Arizona Department of Education
Gifted Education
1535 W Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5393
http://www.azed.gov/gifted-education/Arkansas   (top)

Arkansas Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Programs
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
(501) 682-4475
http://ArkansasEd.org

California   (top)

California Association for the Gifted
9278 Madison Avenue
Orangevale, CA 95662
(916) 988-3999
http://www.cagifted.org/

California Department of Education
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
916-319-0800
http://www.cde.ca.gov/

Colorado   (top)

Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented
P.O. Box 460182
Aurora, CO 80047-3414
(303) 520-4887
cagt@aol.com
http://coloradogifted.org/

Colorado Department of Education
Gifted and Taleted Education
201 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-6600
http://www.cde.state.co.us/gt/

Connecticut   (top)

Connecticut Association for the Gifted
P.O. Box 2598
Westport, CT 06880
info@ctgifted.org
http://www.ctgifted.org/

Connecticut Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Programs
P.O. Box 2219
Hartford, CT 06145
(860) 713-6543
http://www.state.ct.us/sde/

Delaware   (top)

The Gifted Children Association of Delaware
Delaware Department of Education
P.O. Box 1402
Dover, DE 19903-1402
(302) 735-4190
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/programs/gifted/

Delaware Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Program
P.O. Box 1402
Dover, DE 19903
(302) 735-4190
http://www.doe.state.de.us/

District of Columbia   (top)

District of Columbia Public Schools
1200 First Street, NE,
Washington, DC 20002,
(202) 442-5885
http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/About+DCPS

Florida   (top)

Florida Association for the Gifted
P.O. Box 3408
Tampa, FL 33601-3408
(813) 272-4460
http://www.flagifted.org

Florida Department of Education
325 W Gaines St
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 245-0505
http://www.fldoe.org/

Georgia   (top)

TorranceCenterLogoThe Torrance Center™ for Creativity and Talent Development
The Torrance Center™ for Creativity and Talent Development is a service, research, and instructional center concerned with the identification and development of creative potential and with gifted and future studies. Its goals are to investigate, implement, and evaluate techniques for enhancing creative thinking and to facilitate national and international systems that support creative development.

All programs and activities sponsored by the Torrance Center™ build on the legacy of Dr. Ellis Paul Torrance, a native Georgian and UGA Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor Emeritus, who was a pioneer in research on the identification and development of creative potential.

Georgia Association for Gifted Children
1579f Monroe Dr NE #321
Atlanta, GA 30324-5016
(404) 875-2284
http://www.gagc.org/

Georgia Department of Education
Gifted Education/Curriculum Svcs.
205 Jessie Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 463-0507
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/

Hawaii   (top)

Hawaii Department of Education
Early Childhood/Gifted Education
Student Support Services
1390 Miller Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-3230
http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/Pages/home.aspx

Idaho   (top)

Davidson Institute for Talent Development
9665 Gateway Drive, Suite B
Reno, NV 89521
(775) 852-3483 ext. 435
http://www.davidsongifted.org/db/state_policy_idaho_10014.aspx

Idaho Department of Education
Special Education Services
P.O. Box 83720
Idaho State H, ID 83720
(208) 332-6800
http://www.sde.idaho.gov/

Peggy Wenner
Humanities and Fine Arts Coordinator
email: pjwenner@sde.idaho.gov

Illinois   (top)

Illinois Association for Gifted Children
800 E Northwest Hwy Ste 610
Palatine, IL 60074-6512
(847) 963-1892
http://www.iagcgifted.org/

Illinois Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Education
100 N 1St St
Springfield, IL 62777
(217) 524-4832
http://www.isbe.state.il.us/

Indiana   (top)

Indiana Association for the Gifted
P.O. Box 641
Carmel, IN 46082-0641
(317) 818-0073
http://www.iag-online.org/

Indiana Department of Education
South Tower, Suite 600
115 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2798
(317) 232-6610
http://www.doe.in.gov/

Iowa   (top)

Iowa Talented and Gifted Association
200 W. 2nd Avenue
Indianola, IA 50125
itag@assocserv.com
http://iowatag.org/

Iowa Department of Education
400 E 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-5294
http://educateiowa.gov/

Rosanne Malek
Gifted and Talented
(515) 281-3199

Kansas   (top)

Kansas Association for Gifted/Talented/Creative
P.O. Box 8078
Shawnee Mission, KS 66208-0078
(316) 796-1654
catz@southwind.net
http://www.kgtc.org/

Kansas Parent Information Network
426 N Olivette St
Mcpherson, KS 67460-3733
(316) 241-5654

Kansas Department of Education
900 SW Jackson
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-3201
http://www.ksde.org/

Diana Stanfill
Gifted Services
(785) 296-7262
dstanfill@ksde.org

Kentucky   (top)

Kentucky Association for Gifted Education
P.O. Box 9610
Bowling Green, KY 42102-9610
(270) 745-4301
kage@wku.edu
http://www.wku.edu/kage/

Kentucky Department of Education
Capital Plaza Tower
500 Mero St
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4770
http://education.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Kathie Anderson
Division of Learning Services
(502) 564-4970
Kathie.anderson@education.ky.gov

Louisiana   (top)

Association for Gifted and Talented Students
Gene Katsanis, President
(504) 466-5341
gkatsanis@bellsouth.net
http://www.agtslouisiana.org/index.php

Louisiana Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Programs
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5243
1(877) 453-2721
http://www.louisianabelieves.com/

Maine   (top)

Maine Educators of the Gifted and Talented
Ellsworth Middle School
20 Forrest Avenue
Ellsworth, ME 04605-3542
(207) 667-6494
npatterson@mail.hctc.hctc.k12.me.us
http://www.megat.org/

Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
(207) 624-6600
http://www.maine.gov/doe/

Susan Beaudoin
Maine Department of Education
(207) 624-6790
gt.doe@maine.gov

Maryland   (top)

Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education
6401 Old Chapel Ter
Bowie, MD 20720-4609
(301) 262-9551
joan.roache@verizon.net
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Maryland-MCGATE/

Maryland Department of Education
200 W Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
(410) 767-0100
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/

Dr. Jeanne Paynter
Specialist for Gifted Education
(410) 767-0363
jpaynter@msde.state.md.us

Massachusetts   (top)

Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education
P.O Box 398100
Cambridge, MA 02139
http://www.massgifted.org/

Massachusetts Department of Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
(781) 338-3000
http://www.doe.mass.edu/

Michigan   (top)

Michigan Association for Gifted Education
P.O Box 851
Clarkson, Mi 48347
(616) 365-8230
http://www.migiftedchild.org/

Michigan Department of Education
Curriclum Development Program
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-3324
http://www.michigan.gov/mde

Minnesota   (top)

Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented
5701 Normandale Rd
Suite 315
Edina, MN 55424
(952) 848-4906
info@mcgt.net
http://www.mcgt.net/

Minnesota Department of Education
1500 W Hwy 36
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 582-8200
http://education.state.mn.us/mde/

Mississippi  (top)

Mississippi Association for Gifted Children
P.O Box 3545
Jackson, MS 39207
http://magcweb.org/

Mississippi Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Programs
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 359-3513
http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/

Chauncey Spears
Advanced Learning and Gifted Programs
(601) 359-2586
crspears@mde.k12.ms.us

Missouri  (top)

Gifted Association of Missouri
P.O. Box 3252
Springfield, MO 65808
http://www.mogam.org/

Missouri Department of Education
Gifted Education Programs
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson Cty, MO 65102
(573) 751-4212
http://dese.mo.gov/

Montana  (top)

Montana Association for Gifted and Talented Education, Inc.
441 Mitsy Vale Loop
Corvalis, MT 59828
(406) 961-3261
http://www.mtagate.org/

Montana Department of Education
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-3095
http://www.opi.mt.gov/

Nebraska  (top)

Nebraska Association for the Gifted
2623 N. 145th Avenue
Omaha, NE 68116
(402) 451-6558
http://www.negifted.org/NAG

Nebraska Department of Education
High-Ability Learner Education
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2295
http://www.education.ne.gov/

Nevada  (top)

Nevada Association for Gifted and Talented
14101 Old Virginia Rd
Reno, NV 89511-8912
(775) 850-8021
http://www.nevadagt.org/

Nevada Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Education
700 E. Fifth St., Capitol Complex
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 687-9200
http://www.doe.nv.gov/

New Hampshire  (top)

New Hampshire Association for Gifted Education
P.O. Box 786
Hollis, NH 03049-0786
(603) 882-3512
http://www.nhage.org/

New Hampshire Department of Education
Office of Gifted Education
101 Pleasant St
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3494
http://www.ed.state.nh.us/

New Jersey  (top)

The New Jersey Association for Gifted Children
P.O. Box 667
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054-0667
(856) 273-7530
njagc@yahoo.com
http://www.njagc.org/

New Jersey Department of Education
Office of Standards and Proffesional Development
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 292-4469
http://www.state.nj.us/education/

New Mexico  (top)

New Mexico Public Education Department
Special Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 827-1457
http://www.ped.state.nm.us/

New York  (top)

Advocacy Association for Gifted and Talented Education in NY
280 Concord Ave
Oceanside, NY 11572-5400
(516) 678-4130
http://www.agateny.org/

New York Department of Education
New York State Summer Institutes
89 Washington Ave
Room 981 EBA
State Office, NY 12234
(518) 474-1201
http://www.nysed.gov/

North Carolina  (top)

North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented
P.O. Box 899
Swansboro, NC 28584-0899
(910) 326-8463
http://www.ncagt.org/

North Carolina Department of Education
Academically Gifted Program
301 N Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 807-3300
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/

North Dakota  (top)

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Special Education Department
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201
Floors 9, 10, and 11
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
(701) 328-2277
http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/speced/

Ohio  (top)

Consortium of Ohio Coordinators for Gifted
Lorain City Schools
2350 Pole Avenue
Lorain, OH 44052
(440) 233-2202

Ohio Association for Gifted Children
P.O. Box 30801
Gahanna, OH 43230
(614) 445-3750
http://www.oagc.com/

Ohio Department Of Education
Division of Exceptional Children
25 S Front St
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-3641
http://www.ode.state.oh.us/

Oklahoma  (top)

Oklahoma Association for the Gifted , Creative and Talented
810 Sw 23rd St
El Reno, OK 73036-5812
(405) 262-2765
http://www.oagct.org/

Oklahoma Department of Education
Talented and Gifted Programs
2500 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3301
http://www.sde.state.ok.us/

Oregon  (top)

Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted
P.O. Box 1703
Beaverton, OR 97075-1703
(503) 666-9303
http://www.oatag.org/

Oregon Department of Education
Talented and Gifted Programs
255 Capitol St Ne
State Governm, OR 97310
(503) 378-3569
http://www.ode.state.or.us/

Pennsylvania  (top)

Pennsylvania Association For Gifted Education
PO Box 312 North Hampton, PA 18067
(888) 736-6443
http://www.giftedpage.org/

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Gifted Technical Assistance Program/ Bureau of Spec. Ed
333 Market St
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 783-6788
http://www.pafamilyliteracy.org/gifted_ed/site/default.asp

Rhode Island  (top)

Rhode Island State Advisory Commitee on Gifted and Talented Education
150 Half Moon Trl
Wakefield, RI 02879-7706
(410) 783-8052
www.ri.net/gifted_talented/rhode.html

Rhode Island Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Programs
255 Westminster St
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-4600
http://www.ride.ri.gov/

South Carolina  (top)

South Carolina Consortium for Gifted Education
P.O. Box 255
Irmo, S.C. 29063
info@scgifted.org
http://www.scgifted.org/

South Carolina Department of Education
Office of Curriculum & Standards
1429 Senate St
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-8500
http://www.sde.state.sc.us/

South Dakota  (top)

South Dakota Association for Gifted Children
2006 Buena Vista Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702-4372
(605) 394-4031
silverman@rapidnet.com
http://www.sd-agc.org/

South Dakota Department of Education
700 Governors Dr
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-3134
http://doe.sd.gov/

Tennessee  (top)

Tennessee Association for the Gifted
605 Whispering Way
Kingsport, TN 37663-2431
(423) 239-1370
http://www.tag-tenn.org/

Tennessee Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Programs and Services
710 James Robertson Pky
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-2731
http://www.state.tn.us/education/

Texas  (top)

Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
406 E 11th St Ste 310
Austin, TX 78701-2617
(512) 499-8248
http://www.txgifted.org/

Texas Department of Education
Advanced Academic Services
1701 N Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 463-9734
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

Utah  (top)

Utah Association for Gifted Children
P.O. Box 9332
Salt Lake City, UT 84109-0332
(801) 461-9002
http://www.uagc.org/

Utah Department Of Education
Gifted and Talented Education
250 E 500 S
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake Cty, UT 84111
(801) 538-7500
http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/

Vermont  (top)

Vermont Council for the Gifted
(802) 985-3405
http://www.vcge.org/

Vermont Department of Education
Gifted Education
120 State St
State Of Verm, VT 05620
(802) 828-3135
http://www.state.vt.us/educ/

Virgina  (top)

Virgina Association for the Gifted
P.O. Box 26212
Richmond, VA 23260-6212
(804) 355-5137
http://www.vagifted.org/

Virginia Department of Education
Governor’s Schools and Gifted Education
Po Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 786-7082
http://www.pen.k12.va.us/

Washington  (top)

Washington Association for Educators of the Talented and Gifted
Po Box 4562
Rollingbay, WA 98061-0562
(360) 385-3102
http://www.waetag.org/

Washington Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Education
Po Box 47200
600 South Washington
Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 725-6000
http://www.k12.wa.us/

West Virginia  (top)

West Virginia Gifted Education Association
HC-66, Box 19
Romney, WV 26757
http://www.geocities.com/wvgifted/

West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Special Education
1900 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 558-2681
ckeffer@access.k12.wv.us
http://wvde.state.wv.us/ose/

Wisconsin  (top)

Wisconsin Association for Gifted and Talented
1608 W Cloverdale Dr
Appleton, WI 54914-2040
(920) 991-9177
http://www.watg.org/

Wisconsin Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Education
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707
(608) 266-1771
http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/index.html

Wyoming  (top)

Wyoming State Department of Education
Gifted and Talented Education
WDE Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
2300 Capitol Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
(307) 777-5217
http://www.k12.wy.us/