American Education Research Association on Giftedness and Talent - This is a special interest group within the American Education Research Association. They conduct research on a wide range of education topics related to the development of giftedness. American Educational Research Association 1430 K Street NW, Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20005 (202) 238-3200
American Mensa Ltd. - Mensa is an internationally recognized group for people of exceptional intelligence. Local groups usually have activities, and there are parent support forums, as well. Students may be admitted to Mensa one of two ways: via the Mensa Admissions Test if age 14 or older, or via acceptable scores on an approved test administered by the school or a private psychologist if under the age of 14. Scores must be at or above the 98th percentile on a test of intelligence or cognitive ability. American Mensa 1229 Corporate Dr.West Arlington, TX 76006 (800) 66-MENSA
Center for Gifted Educational Policy
- This group is a committee within the American Psychological Association. They conduct policy analysis and research on giftedness from a psychological perspective.
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-5500
Council for Exceptional Children - Talented and Gifted
– CEC-TAG is a subdivision of the larger CEC organization, which focuses research and advocacy efforts to help meet the needs of children with special learning needs. While most efforts are centered on students with disabilities, they do have their own gifted-focused publications and some online resources for teachers and families.
Council for Exceptional Children – Talented and Gifted
Ball State University BU 109
Muncie, IN 47306
Davidson Institute for Talent Development
- This organization was founded by parents of gifted children and creators of Reader Rabbit software. They sponsor support activities for profoundly gifted students by means of conferences, publications, scholarships, and support forums. Their website has extensive resources.
Davidson Institute for Talent Development
9665 Gateway Dr., Suite B
Reno, NV 89521
Institute for Research and Policy on Acceleration
- This center is part of the Belin and Blenk International Center, which sponsored the key “A Nation Deceived” report in 2004. The site has a huge collection of research on academic acceleration of all forms, including the executive summary and full “A Nation Deceived” report.
600 Blank Honors Center
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-0454
(800) 336-6463 or (319) 335-6148
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
- NAGC invests all of its resources to train teachers, encourage parents and educate administrators and policymakers on how to develop and support gifted children and what's at stake if high-potential learners are not challenged and encouraged.
NAGC 331 H Street NW, Suite 1001
Washington, DC 20005
National Society for the Gifted and Talented (NSGT)
- This student organization is based in Stamford, Connecticut, and is sponsored by the Summer Institute for the Gifted. Members have access to technology tools, publications, scholarships, and online resources.
National Society for the Gifted and Talented
River Plaza 9 West Broad St.
Stamford, CT 06902-3788
NEAG Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development - This department is part of the University of Connecticut. They sponsor research on topics including enrichment, curriculum development, underachievement, and more. The site includes links to research, resources for parents and teachers, and summaries of various program models. Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development 2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3007 Storrs, CT 06269-3007 Tel: (860) 486-4826
Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC) - OAGC advances understanding of the needs of the gifted, promotes establishment of programs and services for gifted students, and encourages the exchange of information on the national, state and local level. OAGC P.O. Box 30801 Gahanna, OH 43230 (614) 337-0386
Ohio Department of Education -Locate information about state laws, policies, and procedures related to gifted education along with publications and resources.
PACE is the gifted advocacy group for parents of Columbus City Schools. They meet monthly to share updates and information as well as learn about topics of interest.
Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG) - SENG focuses their work on the social and emotional side of giftedness through publications, conferences, online resources, and consulting.Supporting Emotional Needs of GiftedPO Box 6074Scottsdale, AZ 85261(773) 907-8092
World Council for Gifted & Talented Children - This is an international advocacy group for gifted children and gifted education. Comprised of parents, educators, researchers, or others, the group focuses on research and holds international gifted conferences every other year,