This page provides links to and descriptions of resources for gifted and twice-exceptional children and adolescents and their families, as well as teachers and counselors.   I do not endorse or promote any of these resources specifically, but have attempted to compile a list of resources that are recognized by families, researchers, and educators in the field of gifted education.  I welcome any suggestions for additions or adjustments to this list.

 

Talent Search Organizations

Carnegie Mellon University Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students (C-MITES) - "We specialize in providing challenging classes and testing for academically talented students."  Provides opportunities "for the academic stimulation, the challenging curriculum, and to meet children with similar abilities and interests."

Center for Bright Kids Regional Talent Center (CBK) – "CBK offers K-12 enrichment and acceleration programming for high interest and high ability kids."  In the U.S., serving Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, and Wyoming.

Center for Talent Development – Northwestern University (CTD) – "accredited learning center and research facility that has been serving gifted students, their families and educators for nearly 30 years -- taking their notions of what learning is and introducing them to what learning should be."  In U.S., serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development - Reno, NV - national non-profit organization serving profoundly gifted and twice-exceptional students 18 and under.  Programs include Davidson Young Scholars (free program), Davidson Fellows, THINK Summer Institute, The Davidson Academy, and Educators Guild.

Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) – "Duke University Talent Identification Program is dedicated to being a national leader in identifying academically talented students and providing innovative programs to support the development of their optimal educational potential. Programs for students, families, and educators will be of such excellence that they will become models for the education of academically talented students worldwide."  In the U.S., serving Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas. 

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) - "The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth identifies and develops the talents of the most advanced K-12 learners worldwide. As part of Johns Hopkins University, CTY helps fulfill the university’s mission of preparing students to make significant future contributions to our world."

The Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development (B-BC) - "The Center offers professional development opportunities, academic-year and summer programs for students, summer programs for international students, diversity initiatives to support minority students, the Belin-Blank Exceptional Student Talent Search (BESTS) program to identify exceptional academic talent, an early-entrance to college program (the National Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering), a comprehensive clinic that offers assessment and counseling services, and an institute dedicated to academic acceleration (Institute for Research and Policy on Acceleration)."