FREE Advocacy Guidebook from Davidson

This advocacy guidebook is designed for parents interested in addressing the needs of their exceptionally gifted children. It is to be used as an organizational tool and informational guide to building a strong foundation for parent advocacy efforts.

The Davidson Institute offers FREE, online access to three educational planning guidebooks focused on advocacy, early college and mentorships. With a wide variety of articles and tools, these comprehensive guides direct parents and students searching for an appropriately challenging setting through a process for effectively implementing decisions.






Look over the ALP Life Cycle for a better understanding about how and when your student's Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) is developed and discussed.  After a GT student is identified and the ALP is created, parent-teacher conferences are an important time to make sure your student's ALP is updatted and progressing through each school year.

GT Organizations

Mentorship Guidebook

Mentors can teach and inspire your gifted child.

PDF Articles


Understand what giftedness is and what it is not, and how to take charge of your child's education. View Dr. James R. Delisle's (PDF) presentation, "Parenting Gifted Kids: Tips for Raising Happy and Successful Children"



FREE Advocacy Guidebook from Davidson