About CAG

Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG)

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.

Our Vision

All of Connecticut’s gifted, talented, high-potential, and twice-exceptional students and adults have their intellectual, creative, social, and emotional needs met.

Our Mission

To provide enrichment, resources, and advocacy to develop the talented, gifted, high-potential, and twice-exceptional individuals of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, and the communities who support them in Connecticut.

Our Values

· Excellence: We aim to meet the highest standards of efficiency and transparency in order to live up to our full potential.

· Equity/inclusion: All individuals, regardless of cultural or socio-economic circumstances, deserve to be treated equitably and supported appropriately.

· Research-based: Our programs, advocacy, and resources are supported by current peer reviewed methods, theories, and practices.

· Support: We develop a community regarding gifted needs, and provide this community with resources, including enrichment, advocacy, and networking.

· Creativity: We celebrate the creativity of our constituents and tap into it to achieve our goals.

· Unique needs: Gifted individuals develop asynchronously, and experience a unique combination of academic and social emotional needs.

CAG is a state affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).