Secular Gifted, LLC was launched from a desire to simplify meeting other secular homeschoolers and to streamline the process for finding suitable curriculum for gifted and twice-exceptional kids. With so much information — and misinformation — out there, I wanted to create a single place where homeschoolers of gifted/2e kids who prefer secular curriculum could pool their resources and avoid getting lost navigating the ads and pop-ups or jumping from one shiny thing to another. In rural and suburban areas especially, where resources can be limited to web searches and the limitations of Facebook groups, for homeschoolers to use a platform that highlights meeting people first, and everything else second, is monumental.
In September 2018, The Secular Gifted Network, a deep-interest network for secular homeschoolers of gifted/2e kids, was born. Its mission was to bring together secular home educators of gifted and 2e kids and to provide a place to meet, commiserate, learn, and share resources–all in one place and free from ads, spam, and noise. The tagline, “More, together,” emphasized the very real implications of raising gifted & 2e kids and navigating their intensities as well as the need for a like-minded community to support their social and emotional well-being.
In December 2019, I merged my passions under one convenient brand, and my writing and local community supporting gifted/2e kids can be found in one spot. In June 2020, The Secular Gifted Network was donated to GHF where it was re-imagined and re-branded as The GHF Forum.
GHF (https://ghflearners.org/) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that supports gifted/2e learners (whether homeschool, public, or private) all over the world. I’ve been a member of this community for a little while now, and I can say without a doubt it is made up of an outstanding group of parents, educators, professionals, and experts who share in this wild ride of educating our unique learners.
You can access the free GHF Forum here. There, you’ll find crowd-sourced resources and curriculum suggestions for ADHD, Auditory Processing, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bizarre Behaviors / Overexcitabilites, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia AKA Developmental Coordination Disorder, Executive Functioning, General Discussion (general homeschooling questions), Gifted/2e Organizations & Resources, General LD Resources, Free or Nearly Free Curriculum, Field Trip Ideas, Gameschooling, Gifted Adults, The G Word, Languages, New to Homeschooling, Nonspecific Homeschooling Resources, Online Classes, Reading Lists (for kids), Sensory Processing Disorder, Testing, Unschooling, Visual Processing, Worldschooling/Roadschooling, and more.