While schools serve a critical role in our society, not every school is the right fit for every child. Alternative education—homeschooling, charter and online programs, and more—can work well for gifted and 2e children, providing an experience tailor-made to their individual intellectual, social, and emotional needs.
As the number of gifted and 2e families seeking alternatives has grown, so has the need for identifying resources and relevant information, as well as connecting with families in similar situations. Additionally, the professionals who work with gifted and 2e children require up-to-date research to best serve this community. But don’t just take our word for it! See what members and professionals had to say about what GHF means to them on the occasion of of our tenth anniversary, and why institutional members love partnering with us.
Vision: A world where all children are understood and supported in their strengths and challenges, and families are respected in their educational approaches.
Mission: GHF supports, educates and advocates for gifted and twice-exceptional children, their families, and the professionals who serve them, as they pursue alternative, lifelong educational paths.
To provide families and professionals with the online forum and opportunity to network and exchange ideas and resources
To link interested families with information and resources, allowing them to make the best parenting and educational choices for their children
To increase awareness and promote acceptance of the wide variety of alternative educational options for gifted and twice exceptional children
To advance an understanding of learning as an ongoing, integral part of life.
To advocate for gifted and twice exceptional children as needed
To network with other education-related entities and professionals in support of these goals.
What We Do
GHF offers an increasing array of publications, services, online classes, and other support and outreach, which include:
GHF Brochures: Topic-specific brochures to aid professionals and others in their work with this population, available in multiple languages
GHF Online: An online education program geared to the needs and interests of gifted students
GHF Online Community: Provides a network for communication and support among families seeking educational alternatives for their gifted and twice-exceptional children around the United States and around the world
GHF Press: Created to gather and share information specific to the gifted and twice-exceptional community
Articles: Hundreds of articles addressing topics such as giftedness, twice-exceptionality, education alternatives, gifted minorities, testing and assessment, and more
Professional Support: Information devoted to supporting and encouraging professionals of any field who serve or are interested in serving gifted, twice-exceptional, and homeschooling families
Resource Reviews: Reviews and recommendations of academic, life skills, and field trip resources done by gifted/2e people who actually used these resources
Research: Seeks to create an accurate understanding of the subtleties and bigger patterns in the gifted/2e community, as they relate to educational options and the choices families make.
More information here: https://giftedhomeschoolers.org