NAGC's mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. We aim to help parents and families, K-12 education professionals including support service personnel, and members of the research and higher education community who work to help gifted and talented children as they strive to achieve their personal best and contribute to their communities.
The Davidson Institute's mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.
They have a multitude of resources for educators and gifted learners to not only advocate but also to provide for best practices in gifted education.
SENG provides support through a variety of programs, all aimed to be inclusive and accessible. We offer online support groups for gifted, talented and twice-exceptional individuals and their parents/guardians, online SENGinars with leading experts, in-person regional mini-conferences and an annual conference, SENG Model Parent Groups (SMPG) and Facilitator Training, SENG Library, SENGVine e-newsletter, Continuing Education courses for professionals, workshops, and more! SENG is a national organization with occasional events and programs in Canada, plus an affiliate organization in Europe.
Since 1979, the Gifted Development Center (GDC) has served as a global leader in the assessment and development of gifted individuals of all ages. We support giftedness throughout the lifespan. We also build awareness and understanding of giftedness, through research, advocacy and development of national policy.
Our philosophy is child-centered: we put your child first. We focus on understanding your child’s inner world (overexcitabilities, emotions, perceptions, relationships, personality, etc.), rather than on his or her potential for success. We see giftedness as a pervasive way of being in the world, not as being "gifted in...."
The award winning "All Things Gifted" resource for administrators, parents, teachers, mental health professionals, and gifted kids & adults. Hoagies' Gifted Education Page consists of over 1150 pages of information on gifted children and adults. Enter Hoagies' Gifted Education Pages through any of these gateways: Parents, Educators, Counselors, Administrators and other Professionals, or Kids & Teens.
Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) is dedicated to the intellectual, creative and personal growth of our nation’s gifted and advanced youth. Central to the mission of IEA is a commitment to the development of the whole child through engaging educational experiences that promote optimal challenge, mentorship, exploration of ideas and recognition of personal potential. IEA seeks to connect like-minded individuals and supports a diverse community that creates a sense of belonging and affirmation.
The research arm of GRO is chartered with managing, funding, and distributing research that includes but is not limited to physiological, psychological, social and educational studies. GRO’s commitment to transparency is evidenced by its commitment to ensure that the research and resources it owns will be made available to the public at no charge.
The outreach arm of GRO is dedicated to promoting the understanding of giftedness through lectures, written material, and training. An important component of the outreach effort is GRO’s online resource library where the public can find material ranging from scientific studies on gifted physiology to articles that help parents and professionals better understand and meet the unique psychological, educational, and emotional needs of gifted individuals.
The Hollingworth Center is a national support and resource network focused on the needs of highly gifted children. A non-profit corporation, staffed by volunteers, the Center was founded in central Maine in 1983 by Kathi Kearney as a parent support group, in the belief that highly gifted children and their families need not feel isolated. The Center primarily serves as a clearinghouse of information and events concerning the needs of highly gifted children. The Center was named in honor of Dr. Leta Hollingworth, who conducted one of the first pioneering studies of exceptionally gifted children, their social/emotional needs and how best to educate them.