The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), located in Arlington, VA, is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

The Davidson Institute is a national, nonprofit organization offering much-needed support to profoundly gifted young people through programs and services: the Davidson Young Scholars, Davidson Fellows, THINK Summer Institute, the Educators Guild, and the Davidson Academy.

The Statewide Advisory Council for the Gifted and Talented (SACPGT) is an advisory body consisting of representatives from Delaware School Districts, Charter Schools, and Institutions of Higher Education. The purpose of the council is to provide leadership, advocacy, and guidance for informed decision making involving programs for the gifted and talented.

Since 1981, the Center for Gifted Education has provided programs for gifted children, their families and educators. Each summer more than 700 children from pre-kindergarten through high school attend Drury’s residential and nonresidential pre-college programs—Summer Pals, Summer Quest, Summerscape and Drury Leadership Academy.

The Eastern South Dakota Families of Gifted Children is a Facebook group that was created to be a place where Sioux Falls families with gifted kids can brainstorm ideas to meet the needs of their families and children. Members with common goals can meet and network to enact positive change and coordinate enrichment opportunities.

Eastside Gifted (ESG) is an inclusive group for parents of gifted kids living on the Eastside of Los Angeles to come together and share support and resources. ESG provides community for individuals raising gifted learners through park days, activities, and parent nights.

Edufest is the Northwest’s premier summer conference on gifted and talented education. Targeted audiences include K-12 teachers, parents, counselors, special education teachers, administrators, and gifted education coordinators. Edufest is held on the campus of Boise State University.

The Fairfax County Association for the Gifted (FCAG), is a non-governmental, non-profit organization of parent and student volunteers that supports educational programs for advanced academic students. FCAG’s mission is to build a community of advocates for gifted children, and connect the people and programs that support them.

The Florida Association for the Gifted (FLAG) seeks to connect and empower educators and parents who promote and support educationally sound programs for gifted students through awareness, advocacy, and action.

The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi was established in 1979 to further the education of gifted students and those with leadership abilities through teaching, research, and services. The Center offers classes, camps, and instructional programs for intellectually gifted students in grades pre-K through 12, as well as conferences, teacher education, and other services for those interested in gifted: teachers, parents, administrators, psychologists, counselors, and other concerned citizens.

The mission of the Georgia Association for Gifted Children is to advocate for gifted children and youth by working with educators, parents, policy-makers, and the community to meet the needs of the gifted.

Since 1979, the Gifted Development Center (GDC) has served as a global leader in the assessment and development of gifted individuals of all ages. GDC provides assessment, advocacy, counseling, books, articles, Advanced Development Journal, and a Speakers Bureau to educate the public about the needs of gifted children and adults.

The Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) at Purdue University is an innovative center dedicated to the discovery, study, and development of human potential. The mission of GERI is holistic development of giftedness, creativity, and talents among individuals throughout their life span through enrichment programs for gifted youth; graduate programs for future scholars and leaders; professional development and coursework for educators of gifted; and cutting-edge research in psychology and education related to giftedness, creativity, and talent development.

Gifted NSW is a not for profit association with the vision to support gifted children, their families, and their educators.

Gifted NSW is the NSW state gifted association and is affiliated with the Australian Association for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children (AAEGT). Gifted NSW is also affiliated with GLD Australia; a national online learning community responding to the needs of gifted children and gifted adults with specific learning disability and other learning challenges.

The Gifted Guild is an organization for educators who are passionate about gifted kids and committed to exceptional educational practice. It helps educators grow through authentic professional development, connecting with other educators of the gifted, and recognition of advanced skills and superb practice.

Gifted Resource Council’s mission is to bring together the resources of the community, the schools and parents to help bright and talented children achieve their potential. GRC grew into an organization that serves the St. Louis community with three major programs: Academic Challenge Cup (friendly competitions in the areas of math, language skills and creative problem solving), Saturday Learning Labs and Summer Academies.

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