It is important to keep in mind that advocacy is a process, not an event. Don’t expect changes overnight. Changes can come, but they will take time. By learning about a variety of ways to advocate for your child, and how to put this knowledge into action, you can increase the likelihood that teachers and administrators will be able to join with you in this process.
Become knowledgeable about what is required of schools in Indiana and how High Ability education is funded
Effective advocates must do their homework ahead of time if they wish to influence policy decisions and legislation
A positive working relationship is essential, and change is most likely to occur when the advocate approaches her task with an attitude of collaboration to find changes that could be made.
Become knowledgeable about IAG's positions on grouping, acceleration, growth, and collaboration.
Learn about the history of the support for gifted education in Indiana!
One of the best ways to advocate for gifted education in Indiana is to join IAG! Membership to IAG is free, so join today!
IAG supports gifted students, parents, and educators. Join today for free and be sure to attend our annual conference on December 3-5 at the Indianapolis JW Marriott.