Association for Bright Children of Ontario (ABC)
Site: Ottawa Region Chapter
|Record #: OCR1605||Last Full Update: 12 Jan 2018|
|Alternate Name||ABC ; ABC Ottawa ; OCR|
|Location & Accessibility|
|Located In Community||Ottawa|
|Address & Map||
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|Physical Access||Not Applicable|
|Description and Services|
|Description (Service)||Works on the local and provincial levels with families, teachers, Boards of Education, and the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, to promote a better understanding of gifted and bright children and their social, emotional and educational needs.
Fosters the development of appropriate educational programs for gifted children and youth. Offers resources, information and supports to parents as well as a variety of extracurricular events for kids.
Holds information sessions and support meetings, as well as provides a web-based discussion forum where parents can exchange questions, experiences and ideas. Visit the website for more information on activities, resources and forum.
|Hours||There are no office hours.|
|Meetings||Holds regular meetings with volunteer and working groups * send an email for upcoming dates and opportunities to participate|
|Areas Served||Frontenac County ; Gatineau ; Hastings County ; Lanark County ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Lennox and Addington County ; Ottawa (City of) ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Prince Edward County ; Renfrew County ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties|
|Eligibility||Anyone interested in the educational, social and emotional needs of bright and gifted children|
|Application||Visit the website for Membership information|
|Languages||English ; French - French services very limited * no French-language programming available at this time|
|Fees||None - Membership|
|Service Categories||Education Advocacy Groups ~ Children ~ Gifted People ; Peer to Peer Networking ~ Special Education Issues ; School System Advocacy ~ Children ~ Gifted People|
|Primary Executive||Cathy Miedema, President|
|Elections||The Board of Directors is elected.|
|Resources||Website, discussion forum, library for members|