Potential Plus UK's Impact

Potential Plus UK Impact May 2022-April 2023 Infographic
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The National Association for Gifted Children, now known as Potential Plus UK, has been supporting neurodivergent children and young people with high learning potential, aged 18 and under, since 1967.  We are an independent charity working with children, families, schools and organisations,  helping young people to receive appropriate support and challenge to secure their well-being, nurture their gifts and talents, develop resilience and confidence so that they succeed and thrive at every stage of their development.

While we prefer the term ‘high learning potential’, children with these abilities are often also known as ‘gifted and talented’, ‘more/most able’, ‘highly able’, ‘high prior attainers’, ‘working at greater depth’ and ‘working beyond age-related expectations’, while those who combine high ability with one or more other additional need or neurodiversity are often described as having ‘dual or multiple exceptionality’ -DME – (also known as twice exceptional – 2e – in other countries in the world).

More Information

Read more about Potential Plus UK’s impact in the following paper

Work and Impact of Potential Plus UK November 2022 front cover

Family Stories

Discover how we support young people with high learning potential and their families in our Family Stories

He’s Not a Bad Kid, Just Misunderstood: Ben’s Story

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Charlie’s Story – An Outsider at 2 Years Old

At 2 years old, Charlie* already appears to be an outsider. His father contacted us to find out how he could support his bright child. “I [...]

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