About the Author
Corin Barsily Goodwin founded GHF in 2004 to address a growing need for support and advocacy. Prior to that, she served as the Gifted/Special Needs Advisor for the HomeSchool Association of California and co-chaired their Legislative Committee. She has been presenting workshops on giftedness, learning differences, and homeschool related issues for many years. Her articles have been seen in NAGC (US) Parenting for High Potential, 2e Newsletter, California Association for the Gifted’s Gifted Ed Communicator, the NAGC UK Magazine, California HomeSchooler, SENG Update, Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, and many other publications. Ms. Goodwin also serves on the SENG Editorial Board and the Advisory Board of the Asynchronous Scholars’ Fund. She lives in the woods of Southern Oregon where she homeschools her 2e children with the help of two cats and a turtle who live with her, and a dog who just thinks she does. Mika Gustavson, MA, MFT is a counselor who specializes in helping the gifted to thrive. A homeschooling mom herself, she specializes in providing support to families considering paths-less-taken in learning, nurturing, and parenting. She leads groups and classes for parents of gifted, quirky, intense, anxious, and twice-exceptional children, as well as providing trainings and presentations for educators and other professionals on issues touching on giftedness, homeschooling, and parenting. Ms. Gustavson serves on the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum’s Professional Outreach Committee, and is a community board member for Camp Summit for the Gifted. She works and lives in Silicon Valley, with her husband, son, and an ever-changing menagerie.