Council for Exceptional Children: As the recognized leader for special education professional standards, CEC develops standards, ethics and practices and guidelines to ensure that individuals with exceptionalities have access to well-prepared special educators.
Davidson Institute: Located in Nevada, the Davidson Institute provides exceptional learners a school that links with the University of Nevada. The institute is a nonprofit US organization that provides free services to gifted young people. A number of yearly scholarships—The Davidson Fellowships—are offered to young people under the age of 18 in increments of $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000. Also available is a free database of resources (GT-CyberSource) for and about the gifted, their parents and the professionals who serve them.
Destination ImagiNation: A number of LPS elementary and middle schools participate in Destination ImagiNation, which emphasizes teamwork, creativity, and presentation skills.
National Society for Gifted Children (NSGT) is an organization created to honor and encourage gifted and talented children and youth. It is committed to acknowledging and supporting the needs of G&T children and youth by providing recognition of their significant academic and artistic accomplishments and access to educational resources and advanced learning opportunities directly related to their interests and talent areas.
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: SENG supports parents and educators in supporting the social and emotional needs of gifted students. SENG acts as a repository for many articles on subjects that address social-emotional needs of gifted students.
Gifted web sites
Hoagies contains a wealth of articles on topics related to gifted and the raising of gifted students.
GT World is an on-line support community for gifted and talented individuals and those who support and nurture them.
Kid Source: These articles provide a handy reference for parents and educators of gifted students.
Mensa provides a potpourri of information for bright minds. The local contact is J. Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uniquely Gifted focuses on students who have two exceptionalities: giftedness and learning disabilities.
National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT): Located at the University of Connecticut, the NRC/GT investigates and develops new methods of identifying and teaching gifted students. The center produces a wide variety of materials, both practical and research-based. They also provide a forum for asking questions and having researchers respond.