American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

3615 Wisconsin Ave N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20016-3007

Voice 202 966 7300


National professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents and families affected by mental, behavioural or developmental disorders. Fact sheets and online information for parents. AACAP does not provide individual consultations, or referrals to specific child/adolescent psychiatrists.

American Association for Gifted Children

American Association for Gifted Children at Duke University

Box 90270

Durham, North Carolina 27708-0270

Tel. 919 783 6152

email megayle@aol.com


Advocacy organization for gifted children, providing information for parents and teachers and a thrice-yearly newsletter.

Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education

University of Iowa College of Education

600 Blank Honors Center

Iowa City, IA 52242-0454

Tel. 1 800 336 6463 or 319 335 6148

email belinblank@uiowa.edu


Vision to inspire and serve the worldwide gifted community of students, educators and families. Includes section for parents.

Center for Gifted Education

College of William & Mary

PO Box 8795

Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

Tel. 757 221 2362

email cfge@wm.edu


Conducts research and provides graduate education programs and professional development for individuals in the field of gifted education. Provides programs for precollegiate learners and their families, including enrichment programs.

Center for Nonviolent Communication

2428 Foothill Boulevard, Suite E

La Crescenta, CA 91214


Tel. +1.818.957.9393


Global organization founded by Dr Marshall B. Rosenberg in 1984. Lists certified trainers in England and Scotland. Email via website.

Center for Talent Development

School of Education and Social Policy

Northwestern University

617 Dartmouth Place

Evanston, Illinois 60208-4175

Tel. 847 491 3782

email ctd@northwestern.edu


Conducts the Midwest Academic Talent Search, provides Summer academic programs and school-year enrichment programs including the LearningLinks Distance Program. Provides conferences and Seminars for parents.

Childhelp USA

15757 N. 78th Street

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Tel. 480 922 8212

National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)


Meeting the needs of abused and neglected children through a 24-hour helpline, research and advocacy, training and education, treatment centers, counseling and foster care.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

1110 North Glebe Road

Suite 300

Arlington, VA 22201

Tel. 703 620 3660

email service@cec.sped.org


The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, and more.

Dr Dale Atkins

Psychology, PC

19 East 73rd Street

New York, NY 10021

Tel. 212 744 5700 ext. 1

email dale@drdaleatkins.com


Licensed psychologist specializing in families, parenting and relationships; author and speaker.

Davidson Institute for Talent Development

9665 Gateway Drive, Suite B

Reno, NV 89521

Tel. 775 852 3483

email info@ditd.org


Website provides details of a new public gifted school, the Davidson Academy of Nevada; the THINK Summer Institute; GT-Cyberspace; the Educators Guild; programs and scholarships; and more.

Duke University Talent Identification Program

Box 90780, Duke University

Durham, NC 27708-0780

Tel. 919 668 9100, 8 am to 5 pm EST, Monday to Friday

Texas Office:

406 E. 11th Street, Suite 301

Austin, TX 78701

Tel. 512 473 8400

email via online forms on website


Identifies gifted children and supports them by providing programs and activities accessible to their parents and teachers.

Education Program for Gifted Youth

Ventura Hall

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305-4115

Tel. 800 372 EPGY or 650 329 9920

email epgy-info@epgy.standford.edu


Provides e-learning courses for gifted and talented students.


See Information Center on Disabilities and Gifted Education

Family Support America

205 West Randolph Street

Suite 2222

Chicago, IL 60606

Tel. 312 338 0900

email info@familysupportamerica.org


Nationally recognized movement to strengthen and support families. Publishes books, organizes conferences and provides an online national database of family support programs.

Gifted Child Society

190 Rock Road

Glen Rock, NJ 07452-1736

Tel. 201 444 6530

email admin@gifted.org


Local support and advocacy organization in New Jersey. Activities include Saturday workshops, parent seminars and educator training.

Gifted Child Today Magazine

Baylor University School of Education

P.O. Box 97304

Waco, TX 76798-7304

Tel. 254 710 6116


National resource for teachers and parents, with online resources available at the website.

Gifted Development Center

1452 Marion Street

Denver, Colorado 80218

Tel. 303 837 8378

email gifted@gifteddevelopment.com


Information about identification, assessment, counseling, learning styles, programs, presentations and resources for gifted children and adults.

GT World


Online support community for gifted children and their carers. Provides information, links and articles as well as operating five mailing lists.



Provides online information, resources and support for homeschooling families.



Provides online information about homeschooling.

Information Center on Disabilities and Gifted Education


Provided by the Council for Exceptional Children, ERICEC is an online information center about giftedness and dual exceptionalities as well as other special needs.

International Dyslexia Organization

Chester Building

Suite 382

8600 LaSalle Road

Baltimore, Maryland 21286-2044

Tel. 410 296 0232

email via website


Dedicated to the study and treatment of the learning disability, dyslexia. Provides information and funds research.

Jacob. K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program

See US Department of Education

Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth

5801 Smith Ave #400 McAuley Hall

Baltimore, Maryland 21209

Tel. 410 735 4100

email ctyinfo@jhu.edu


Provides information, research, talent search and summer programs as well as distance education, counseling and assessment.

John Templeton Foundation

300 Conschocken State Road

Suite 500

West Conshohocken, PA 19428

Tel. 610 941 2828

email info@templeton.org


Provides research on the neuroscience of creativity and intelligence, a bibliography of benefits of accelerated progression for highly gifted children, and communicates the nature, development and benefits of scientific genius and creativity.



Online list of articles and digests providing ideas, guidance and activities for both parents and educators of gifted children.

MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Susan J. Moreno, Editor

MAAP Services, Inc.

P.O. Box 524

Crown Point, IN 46307

Tel. 219 662 1311

email: chart@netnitco.net


Non-profit organization dedicated to providing information and advice to families of more advanced individuals with Autism, Asperger syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) through a quarterly newsletter, information and advice.



Provides online information about homeschooling.

National Association for Gifted Children

1707 L Street, N.W. - Suite 550

Washington, DC 20036

Tel. 202 785 4268

email nagc@nagc.org


Trains teachers, encourages parents and educates administrators and policymakers on how to develop and support gifted children.

National Education Association Bullying Awareness Campaign

e-mail Gbarker@nea.org.


Information for parents, schools and communities.

National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented

See US Department of Education

NYU Child Study Center

577 First Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Tel. 212 263 6622

email services@aboutourkids.org


Offers science-based, research-driven psychiatric care to children and adolescents with learning, behavior and emotional disorders. Includes an article about gifted children.

Ohio Association for Gifted Children

501 Morrison Road

Suite 103

Columbus, OH 43230

Tel. 614 337 0386


Local support organization.

State Resources for Gifted Education


Provides a list of State Department of Education offices responsible for gifted education and state-wide advocacy groups.

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)

P.O. Box 6074

Scottsdale, AZ 85261

Tel. 773 907 8092

email office@sengifted.org


Seeks to inform gifted individuals, their families, and the professionals who work with them about the unique social and emotional needs of gifted persons.

Summer Institute for the Gifted

River Plaza

9 West Broad Street

Stamford, CT 06902-3788

Tel. 866 303 4744

email sig.info@giftedstudy.com


Provides educational and social opportunities for academically gifted children.

Dr Sylvia Rimm

Educational Assessment Service, Inc.

W6050 Apple Road

Watertown, WI 53098

Tel. 1 800 795 7466

email srimm@sylviarimm.com


Child psychologist, broadcaster, speaker and writer specializing in gifted underachievers and how girls can achieve.



Collection of resources for families with gifted/special needs children and for professionals who work with them. Includes introductory articles, personal experience and refers to other websites.

US Department of Education


Includes details of:

The Jacob. K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

400 Maryland Ave, SW

Washington, DC 20202-6200

Tel. 202 2607813

email patricia.ross@ed.gov


State Education Authorities, Local Education Authorities, or both, may apply for grants to fund demonstration projects, innovative strategies and activities to enhance schools' abilities to meet the needs of gifted and talented students. Priority is given to models serving students who are under-represented in gifted and talented programs such as economically disadvantaged, limited English proficient and disabled students. Priority is also given to state and local efforts to improve services for gifted and talented students. The Javits Program also funds:

The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented

University of Connecticut

2131 Hillside Road

Unit 3007

Storrs, CT 06269-3007

Tel. 860 486 4676


A nationwide cooperative of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others. Conducts research into aspects of giftedness and disseminates information to practitioners, parents, policy-makers and other researchers.

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