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Coping with Giftedness

This year's theme is "Mental Health and Wellness".

Call for Workshop Presenters
ABC 2015 Conference
February 20-21, 2015  - Humber College North Campus - Toronto, ON
At Parent Day, attendees will learn from experts about the special needs of gifted children and youths.  Breakout sessions will enable attendees to learn more about areas particular areas of interest.

Your Registration Fee includes:
   -  Keynote Speaker Sessions
   -  Workshops and Breakout Sessions
   -  Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Light Refreshments at breaks

To help you, as a parent or caregiver, can focus on our Speakers and network with other parents, engaging Childrens Activities are available.

Keynote Speaker

Jean Peterson, Ph.D., Professor Emerita in Educational Studies, Purdue University
Dr. Peterson will discuss the various characteristics associated with giftedness, how these affect  a youth's development, and how parents can support their gifted child.

About the Speaker: Dr. Peterson has directed school-counselor preparation in the Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University, been an award-winning high school English and foreign language teacher, and created gifted education programs in middle and high schools.  Based on her research into the social and emotional development of gifted children, Dr. Peterson has written or co-authored more that 100 books, journal articles and textbook chapters.  She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor, and served two terms on the  Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children (USA).


A portion of Parent Day with be dedicated to small breakout sessions and workshops.  During registration, you may select your preferred sessions to attend.  For details on each Workshop, please click the link below:

      Parent Day Workshops

Childrens' Activities

The Conference is offering a program of activities for children of attendees.  During registration, you may selected a preferred, age-appropriate activity for each child.  For details on Children's Activities, click the link below:

      Childrens' Activities

ABC Ontario Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Association for Bright Children of Ontario will coincide with ABC's Conference Day.  The AGM portion only is open to all ABC members (prior to December 22, 2014) with no charge. 

The AGM agenda will include:
        - status on giftedness with the Ministry of Education
        - voting in of the new 2015/17 Board of Directors
        - review of ABC's financial status
        - open floor for questions


Registration is now closed, and the Conference Parent Day is now full.

We regret that we are unable to take registrations at the door.  Please join us at our next event.

Directions to the Conference

For directions to Humber College North Campus, Building E, follow the link below:

      Getting There

Hosted by ABC Peel Chapter
on behalf of ABC Ontario.
Supported in part by a Parents Reaching Out Grant from the Ontario Ministry of Education
This conference will provide an excellent opportunity to gain and share knowledge on the impacts and challenges in teaching, guiding and parenting bright and gifted children and youth today.
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